The Guardian finds the beloved DreamWorks animated film “not funny” and “overrated,” but Film Twitter comes to the rescue.
Today (May 18) it is twenty years ago that the public met Shrek, the grumpy, green ogre voiced by Mike Myers.
The popular animated film was first released in the US on this day in 2001, making fans of the franchise celebrate the anniversary by sharing their dearest ones. Shrek memories.
However, not everyone seems to be on the same page about the movie directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. An article appeared in The Guardian describes Shrek as “an obnoxious and overrated low point for blockbuster animation,” sparking a cinematic backlash on social media.
Negative review doesn’t call ‘Shrek’ funny and strangely focuses on … plumbing?
An animated story of diversity and acceptance that appeals to both adults and children and is served by a great soundtrack, Shrek continues twenty years later.
The article in question disagrees and slams the film and its ‘toilet humor, glibness and sloppy animation’. The play also focuses on Shrek’s working toilet, backed by modern plumbing, an unforgivable inaccuracy that nonetheless appears in a movie of talking gingerbread and all kinds of fairy tale characters.
“Shrek is a horrible movie. It’s not funny. It looks horrible. It would affect a lot of non-funny, horrible-looking computer-animated comedies that copied the formula of smooth self-reference and sickly sweet sentimentality,” it reads. article.
The author also ditches the film’s sequels, Shrek 2, Shrek The Third, and Shrek forever after that.
“Three of those terrible movies were sequels to Shrek and one was a spin-off with a sequel in the works.
‘Shrek’ fans are not here for negative comments about their friendly local resident
Many fans of the bogeyman offered their views on the film and slammed the negative review of it The Guardian.
You insulted Shrek. Okay, how has your life changed? Did you get that guy? Did you get the job? Is your house bigger?
– Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) May 18, 2021
“You insulted Shrek. Okay, how has your life changed? Did you get that guy? Did you get the job? Is your house bigger? a Twitter user wrote.
Shrek won’t see your article on how you dislike his 20 year old movie, but your friends who live in a swamp and don’t like people will x
– Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) May 18, 2021
“Shrek won’t see your article on how you dislike his 20-year-old movie, but your friends who live in a swamp and don’t like people,” read another tweet.
My favorite thing about that Guardian review from Shrek is that he immediately starts with the concept that plumbing is unrealistic – in a story where a talking donkey has children with an eyeshadow wearing a dragon.
– Elle Rudd @ (@ElleRudd_) May 18, 2021
“My favorite thing about that Guardian review from Shrek is that he immediately starts with the concept that plumbing is unrealistic – in a story where a talking donkey has kids with a dragon wearing eyeshadow,” wrote another fan.
Finally, one fan efficiently summed it up like this:
I like the guy over at The Guardian who thought there isn’t enough misery in the world right now so he better say Shrek is shit
– Tom ????øsenthal ???? (@rosentweets) May 18, 2021
“I like the guy at the Guardian who thought there isn’t enough misery in the world right now, so he better say Shrek is sh * t,” they wrote.
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