On the "Shrek Scene" a little too late.

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  1. BertFalasco

    BertFalasco Supporting Actor

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    My brother leaves tomorrow and so my mom and brother wanted to watch Shrek (one of the many DVDs I have but don't have time to watch, except, of course, The Fast and the Furious.) so after I finished my homework we popped it in in my room at about 9:45.
    1.I was so under the impression that Shrek was a devoted nice character and not so ashamed of himself.

    2.Had no idea such crude humor was in (which I enjoyed very much)
    3.Menus are awesome, and I still can't get over the cussing for a PG rated film.

    Very glad I have this movie. I know it's been awhile since this film's hype but you know, I haven't had time to get around to certain things. Oddly enough, I have watched very good films so far when I have had time and I know my "lucky" streak will be continuing because my friend had me buy the 2 disc set of Se7en" (awhile since I've seen it) and I can't wait. It'll have to wait until this weekend sadly[​IMG]
    -Bert
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    I love the menus too.... "Oh pick me, pick me, me, me, meeeeeeee!"
     
  3. Jim_C

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    I STILL haven't watched this one. It's just sitting there on the shelf calling out to me. I'll get to it eventually. There are others in line ahead of it.
     
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    It's such a great movie and DVD. I just got it for Christmas but watched the DVD the week it came out (at a relative's house). Very cleverly done with lots of great extras. Great transfer too!

    The menu system is cool!
     
  5. Butch C

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    The most overrated movie since There's Something About Mary
     
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    I thought we were gonna refrain from one-sentence condemnations like that. No hard feelings, though.

    Really, I think Shrek is an awesome movie. Haven't met anyone yet that didn't think it was great. There's a lot of good humor in it, and it's also a visual treat.

    Oh, and I didn't like There's Something About Mary either, Butch. Shrek isn't the best film of all time, but it's a great family film and a solid entertaining experience. I don't feel it helped me find my place in the universe or anything like that, but it's still a favorite of mine.
     
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    I just watched it about a week ago for the first time. I hadn't gone out of my way to see it till then because it just looked too much like a kiddie movie. I have to say that I was wrong. I enjoyed Shrek WAY MORE than I thought I would. I dont think it was overrated....

    Later,

    Marshall
     
  8. BertFalasco

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    Man, I just got back from my friend's house grilling chicken and doing HW (unfortunately) and hooking up his reciever, and what not.
    Man, I have to watch Shrek again because the first time I accidently put in Disc 1 and so it was full screen, damn cropped crap!! I want in widescreen [​IMG]
    "and wipe your....face.." "I've got to save my ass"
    Good stuff.
    -Bert
    P.S: Anyone know if "The Score" DVD is supposedly good, saw it in the theater and I heard the DVD was a great transfer, etc. Is this true?
     
  9. mike martin

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    Butch wrote:

     
  10. BertFalasco

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    My 2 year old is addicted to this movie. I think I have all the lines memorized at this point. It certainly helps that I enjoy the movie as well. [​IMG]
     
  13. Scott-C

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    Oh well, you know what they say: "different strokes..." [​IMG]
    I just thought it was cleverly done, entertaining, and much more humorous than I expected it to be. The icing on the cake, for me, was the tremendous job Dreamworks did on the DVD.
     
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    Well Shrek was a box office smash and the following home media sales broke records.

    Overrated? If you think so.

    Well I guess myself and 10's of millions of other people around the world are ok with that.
     
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    Watched it again last night with the family, and yup, it is a great family movie. Good writing, great visuals and a good job on the extras. Also, everyone got the widescreen version (and the other) so maybe some of those not already convinced will slip the w/s in and become converted!
     
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    There was a question about the score further up that haven't been answered yet in this thread. I think the score looked great, apparently these people did not:
    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/revi...o_4/score.html
    As for Shrek, I also agree it was overrated. I did get some chuckles out of it, but what annoyed me most was that me movie so deliberately seemed to go up against Disney or something. I am a big Disney fan and will admit I may have felt stepped on the toes or something, but I just think they might have done better. Shrek felt like animation for people that doesn't like animation to me. I sincerely hope Shrek doesn't start a trend.
     
  18. Butch C

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    I am very fond of Shrek too. In my opinion the animation was superb, the character voices had some really good performances ( I loved Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow), the humor was sassy. I am a fan of Disney animation too but actually enjoyed the digs at Disney. I can't help it, I live in DisneyTown. I thought the extras on the dvd were great and all for the price of 16.99. The karaoke swamp party made me crack up...

    I like big butts and I cannot lie...
     
  20. Jeff Blair

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    I must say that I liked this one. Yes it is for kids. But, there is enough in there for us big kids. [​IMG] I wish they would have put the P&S on the second disk, insted of the other way around. I made the same mistake, and put disk 1 in the first time. Yes, it did step on some toes over at Disney, but it was supposed to do that one. "I am a real boy" [​IMG] I think you either liked it, or you don't. People will always have there own opinions of a movie. We just have to accept that, and not get nasty about it.
     

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