A colossally entertaining animated feature — with one colossally ironic flaw — this fast-forward fairy tale marries state-of-the-art computer graphics with a rich, multilevel story for all ages — and for the ages. Very loosely based on the 1990 children's book Shrek!
by legendary New Yorker
cartoonist William Steig, the film both honors and subverts classic storybook tales with a controlled explosion of snap-crackle-pop-culture references. Ogre Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers in Scottish "Fat Bastard" mode) is a green-skinned incredible bulk who gets rid of torch-bearing villagers as much by patronizing them as scaring them. Misanthropic but also misunderst...