In this fully computer-animated fantasy from the creators of Antz, we follow the travails of Shrek (Mike Myers), a green ogre who enjoys a life of solitude. Living in a far away swamp, he is suddenly invaded by a hoard of fairy tale characters, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, all refugees of their homes who have been shunned by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). They want to save their homes from ruin, and enlist the help of Shrek, who is in the same situation. Shrek decides to offer Lord Farquaad a deal; he will rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who is intended to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying Shrek on his adventure is the faithful but loquacious Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who has a penchant for crooning pop songs. The two must face various obstacles in order to locate the Princess, but they find their world challenged when she reveals a dark secret that will affect the group. Shrek is based on the children's book by William Steig, and features additional voice-work by Vincent Cassel, Cody Cameron, and Kathleen Freeman.~Jason Clark
Shrek might have been one of those computer animated films that really raised and set the bar for the genre. Between its smart writing and entertaining story, hilarious voice acting (Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, need I say more?), appeal to both adults and kids, and superb animation, it's no wonder it won the first Oscar for best animated feature. I had never watched it in 3D, and only had the DVD before, so this was the perfect way for me to upgrade to hi-def, as the 3D disc also plays in 2D. A fantastic movie in 2D, Shrek plays outstanding in 3D. The depth really adds extra definition to the already stellar picture quality, and the sound has plenty of oomph, along with the music that fills the room appropriately. Dialogue is crystal clear and never lost in the mix. For anyone who enjoys 3D movies even half as much as I do, and loves Shrek, this is a worthy addition to your 3D collection, and a must have at least on 2D bluray.
08/03/2018 - I'm very new to 3D movies, and this is my 1st review. First, Shrek is a fantastic movie on it's own (2D). My family and grandkids love it. The 3D version was on sale last week for $9.99, so I couldn't resist it. There wasn't allot of 3D that jumped out of the tv at you. But the 3D depth was great. It looked like from the front of the tv to about 4 foot depth into the tv was all in 3D. The details of the picture was fabulous. This movie was a great selection to start my collection. My equipment, Samsung TV 60" Model UN60JU7090FXZA, LG-UP875 4K Ultra HD 3D Blu-Ray Player ($79.99 on sale right now), and Samsung-Compatible 3ACTIVE 3D Glasses Rechargeable Twin Pack ( I paid $110 for these, and I love them.)
This purchase of Shrek is a repeat buy -- my children enjoyed it so much when they were younger (try a road trip to Florida listening to it over and over...) that we ended up having to replace it for the grandchildren! Definitely recommend this for young (they enjoy the characters) and for those older (some of the jokes definitely appeal).
This review is for the 3D version of the first Shrek movie which first came out all the way back in 2001. They weren’t making 3D movies at the time, so this one was converted later. I hadn’t seen it in 3D before, but since Best Buy was offering it for $9.99 I decided to pick it up. The quality of GCI animation has improved over the last 17 years, but this still looks pretty good.
Animated movies lend themselves well to 3D conversion, and the 3D really enhances the experience. Some of the humor seems too crude for little kids and I wasn’t a fan of the “short” jokes, but overall the movie wasn’t terribly offensive and had a lot of fun aspects to it. You’ve probably seen this movie by now but it is worth revisiting if you liked it and if you love 3D.