Now 20 years old, and the Guardian has apparently upset the entire internet with this blinding hot take:
It’s place in the pantheon of millennial memes is assured forever, but is it actually any good?
Having seen it quite a lot recently thanks to my four-year-old, I can confidently say: it’s okay.
It set the template for animated movies that rely on multiple supporting characters being zany and/or dancing along to kitsch pop hits in lieu of being actually funny.
Like Shrek as a character, like the main story itself, the humour is rubbish.
HGIIR: Shrek 2/5
Shrek 2 had a bangin’ tie in video game for the PS2. That’s my favourite Shrek memory
Hated at the time, hate it now never understood why it did so well.
100% with the Guardian on this one.
well it’s taken them a good decade but they finally figured out how to do clickbait i guess
Great film. My dad loves it, still quotes it heavily and laugh out loud to it which doesn’t happen very often!
I think ITV2 have it on repeat so it’s always one to stick on in the background. Guardian article absolute tosh
Not gonna click on the article but shrek’s really good imo, part of the reason why aspects seem tired now is cos of how influential it was
It feels more dated than a lot of similar films from that era, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing I don’t think, not everything’s meant to be timeless.
Thought people only liked it ironically ?
It was nominated for a ballon d’or
I watched it with my kids recently, and it’s really kinda shite.
Not a controversial take at all. A CORRECT take.