What movie was the inspiration for when the big gingerbread man was doused with milk and was falling away as his arms broke off, and then the little gingebread man jumps off towards the big gingerboard man. That shot was so familiar, but I couldn't place the film.
Loved the "Shrek/Legolas flipping underneath the horse/donkey" shot, and many more homages.
The Giant Gingerbread man I thought was a pretty obvious Stay Puft Marshmallow man from Ghostbusters
reference which I thought was fantastic. Puss n Boots from the trailer looked terrible but in the film he was fantastic, best part I thought. Really hated the end though where they all sing livin la vida loca, could they have picked a more out dated song
I thought the giant gingerbread man was more a parody of Mongo/Blazing Saddles just because of his name and mannerisms.
Plenty of parodies in the film. I loved it and caught or just maybe saw too much into a few: Blazing Saddles, LOTR, Flashdance, COPS, various Disney creations (as usual), Charlie's Angels, Mission Impossible, Sanford & Son, etcetera.
Probably a few more that I just can't think of right now. Puss in Boots stole the film for me. My favorite moment of his is on KNIGHTS when the catnip is found on him and he says "...that's not mine... "
I just saw this movie last night in Seattle, and I think it is much better than the first. I really liked Puss n' Boots played by Antonio Banderas. My favorite scene is when Shrek and Donkey see him licking himself on the way into Far, Far Away. I also liked the Pinnochio part when Donkey tells him to tell a lie so his nose will grow to save them from the dungeon by saying he wears women's underwear. That part just made me laugh so hard.
The other parodies that I remember were from Lord of the Rings when Shrek has a gold ring made for Fiona where it goes up and falls on her finger.
I am really looking forward for this to come out on DVD perhaps in the fall or winter of this year.