Shrek the ugly, antisocial Ogre is happy living by himself in his swamp, frightening away any visitors, until he rescues a non-stop talking donkey and then gets invaded by a host of displaced fairy tale characters, evicted by the evil Lord Farquaad who wants to chase away all different and "abnormal" creatures like trolls, elves, sprites and all other fairytale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad. Shrek goes to protest this invasion, and ends up on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona from the dragon, so that Farquaard can marry her to become King. He made a deal with Farquaad: if he brings the princess back, the Lord will give him his swamp back and leave him alone.
[...] In the movie, he finds new friendship (even if Shrek says that Donkey is a real pest, he is attached to him because he is the only one friend he has) and romance with the dragon. Dragon: it is not an ordinary fairy tail dragon. Of course in the beginning she (because it is a SHE dragon!) breathes fire and eliminates any knight who tries to save Princess Fiona, but she falls in love with Donkey (who compliments her on her smile) and becomes an allied of Shrek. [...]
[...] But he is also very cowardly because he does not want to save Princess Fiona himself: he wants to send somebody to save her because it is a dangerous quest and does not want to risk his life (he finally makes a deal with Shrek: if Shrek manages to bring Fiona back, Shrek will have his swamp back). Donkey: meets Shrek when he saves him from Farquaad's army who wants to capture him. He takes roots in Shrek's life because he is alone. [...]
[...] The movie also makes fun of Disney's amusement parks (when Shrek and Donkey enter Lord Farquaad's castle). - The main message of Shrek is tolerance, the acceptation of difference: Shrek is excluded of the society because he is an ogre, no matter his kindness; Lord Farquaad wants to eliminate all fairytale creatures simply because they are not the princess does not accept the fact that she is an ogre. - The movie also wants to transmit the message that love is not perfect, and that one must not believe the stereotypes and clichés that are omnipresent in our society. [...]
[...] The cast of the dubbing Shrek is Mike Myers: He began his carrier in Saturday Night Live but he is now famous for his role of Wayne Campbell in Wayne's World in 1992 and an oversexed British secret agent in the Austin Powers series (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me). In Shrek Mike Myers uses a strong Scottish accent to dub Shrek. In French, Alain Chabat (les Nuls, Gazon Maudit) gives his voice to Shrek. [...]
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