Shrek tells the tale of a lonely ogre trying to find his way though life in the forest. Along the way, he meets new friends, falls in love with a princess, fights a prince, and learns survival skills, all the while learning even more about himself. He realizes exactly what it means to be a good person, someone people can trust, as well as being comfortable in his own skin. Shrek subverts fairy-tale traditions by making fun of numerous classic conventions by using unexpected events and characters, and by reversing things audiences would typically expect in a traditional fairy tale story. Vicky Jenson and Andrew Adamson make this story a modern day version of fairy tales beliefs today where modern day values have changed.
Shrek puts the viewers in awe and gets them excited, so this movie is definitely worth watching! One of the main themes in this movie is the acceptance of people for who they truly are. In this movie we witness a lot of prejudice, or just assumptions. The movie Shrek is a fairytale that you can watch with family, and it's a movie that not only entertains but it teaches valuable lessons as well. People assume that because someone looks a certain way that they are dangerous.
O nce upon a time musicals drew their inspiration from books, plays or even real life; now they seem to be based on animated movies. But, although Shrek stems from the DreamWorks film, it is genuinely theatrical, generous-spirited and mercifully free of the sensory bombardment that afflicts some of its rivals. What it lacks is memorable tunes. To its credit, the book by David Lindsay-Abaire follows the film without being slavishly tied to it. We learn more, for instance, about the backstory of the gigantic green ogre, Shrek, and the feisty Princess Fiona, whom he is sent to rescue from a dragon-guarded tower.
First of all, the acting in the play had much to be praised. Right off the bat, it was apparent that there was a great deal of talent on-stage. When Jakes portrayed by Antonio Cayonne introduced the premise of the story in the first scene of the play, the accent was extremely well done and realistic enough for the audience to delve right into what he was saying.