By Ellis Boran

Shrek is an animated adventure movie packed with action, drama, and lots of comedy. The movie is about how an ogre falls in love with a princess. The movie has a clear moral, to never judge a book by its cover. An ogre is considered a big, dumb, ugly beast, but this movie shows that things that appear bad on the outside might be good on the inside. The movie was hilarious, yet touching, making it a comical and unique adventure. Eddie Murphy voices a talking donkey who is nice, humorous, and a great friend for Shrek to journey with. The movie didn’t have many flaws, but I do think they could have cut down on the jokes, it seemed like every scene included at least two jokes. They were certainly funny, but I do believe that this type of movie suggests more “quality over quantity”. I also feel that many of the adventures to get from A to B in some of the conflicts were too short, I expected more obstacles. Though the movie could’ve avoided these small issues, it was a great, classic movie and I completely respect the creators. Not everybody can think up plots and mesh them with such an important theme. I recommend this movie to anybody of any age, but particularly to fans of animation and adventure films. 




11 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 21, 28 and Jan. 4


Capitol Theater,
206 Fifth Ave. SE, Olympia


Free for kids 12 and under



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