Shrek 2
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After battling a fire-breathing dragon and the evil Lord Farquaad to win the hand of Princess Fiona, Shrek now faces his greatest challenge: the in-laws. Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, the King and Queen of the Kingdom of Far, Far Away. With Donkey along for the ride, the newlyweds set off. All of the citizens of Far, Far Away turn out to greet their returning Princess, and her parents happily anticipate the homecoming of their daughter and her new Prince. But no one could have prepared them for the sight of their new… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie is obvious, but consistently entertaining and animated in DreamWorks's "realistic" digitized style."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"The lovable characters remain, but they never do much of interest in a sequel that's safely above average but superfluous."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Shrek 2 does not feel like a sequel. It's very funny, very fresh, and leaves one anxious for the next installment."
‑ Dan DeMaggio, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"A minor improvement on the original, and so a major triumph. Donkey bags the heartiest laughs, but Puss-In-Boots adds plenty of cream on top."
‑ , Total Film
"A pointless sequel with barely any humor, a drab plot, and a concept that is so derivative, it really angered me."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Can an ogre live happily ever after? Can fairy tale characters be content with their fairy tale lives? Can an Oscar-winning animated success generate a successful sequel? To all these questions, Shrek 2 is happy to answer yes, yes and yes."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"A rare example of a sequel that's better than the original."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"If fall movies were this consistently clever, there would never be reason to hesitate before plunking down hard-earned bucks at the multiplex."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Shrek was no ordinary animated film, and Shrek 2 is, rarer still, proving every bit as cute, clever and funny as the original."
‑ Jean Oppenheimer, Screen International
"Engaging and awe-inspiring animation once again elevates Shrek's world to fantastic heights, and the laughs are just as freewheeling as we have come to expect."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"This second edition of DreamWorks's Oscar-winning ogre opus may not match the original for, well, originality, but it honors the prime injunction governing sequels: To thine own characters be true."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Like the first movie this is unassailable family entertainment, with a gentle fairy tale for kids and a raft of mildly satirical pop-culture references for parents."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"There's plenty of subtle satire and double entendres for young and old alike to savour."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Just as much fairytale fun as the first one."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Much of it is good, but other moments feel uninspired, as if Sleeping Beauty had a hand in writing the script."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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