Shrek 2 Reviews

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December 6, 2014
There's no denying that Shrek 2 is fun, but it's fun without substance, and like the bubbles in the Fairy Godmother's potions, it evaporates quickly.
December 6, 2014
There's no narrative, just half-hearted episodes punctuated by occasionally brilliant shtick.
November 25, 2013
The lovable characters remain, but they never do much of interest in a sequel that's safely above average but superfluous.
April 29, 2009
A pointless sequel with barely any humor, a drab plot, and a concept that is so derivative, it really angered me.
May 4, 2005
Delivers neither less, nor more, than its wildly popular predecessor.
March 5, 2005
The most accurate way to sum up Shrek 2 is that it is exactly like the original.
August 7, 2004
Manages to undo much of what made its predecessor such a computer-generated joy ride.
July 20, 2004
At best, hit and miss comedy.
June 20, 2004
Shrek has become a shill, peddling everything from breakfast cereal to M&M's. But is the ready-made blockbuster to the original really all that or just more of the same?
June 16, 2004
Fe Fi Ho Hum!
June 9, 2004
In the best Hollywood tradition, Shrek 2 boldly argues against a prejudice nobody actually has.
May 25, 2004
Anyone wanting to see well-crafted animated films that don't rely exclusively on making fun of pre-existing material for their jokes should stick with Pixar.
May 22, 2004
Apart from Antonio Banderas' sizzling bout of self-parody as Puss in Boots, who boasts a slashing trademark and Latin bravado akin to Zorro's, Shrek 2 is mostly just dreck squared.
May 21, 2004
Dreamworks' attempt to turn random, satire-devoid pop cultural references into the new language of fairy tales.
May 20, 2004
If sequels are supposed to repeat their precursors' pleasures -- such as they are -- then this one appears quite on track. It is all about repetition.
May 20, 2004
Clearly, it's a problem when a movie's least interesting characters are its title hero and his signficant ogre...
May 19, 2004
... an empty pastiche of references bereft of heart. To its credit, however, there are no Smash Mouth songs this time.
May 19, 2004
None of the jokes stand on their own as jokes; they depend on the usual boys' bathroom humor and on pop culture references that range from a bit outdated to very outdated.
May 19, 2004
Gags that feel tired, too many musical interludes, a story that doesn't really progress from the first film -- Shrek 2 feels a day late and an enchanted princess short.
May 19, 2004
The thrill isn't quite gone, but almost.
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