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on 13 November 2004
When Shrek first hit our cinema screens a few years ago, it was likely that your whole family was grabbed by the charm of the many characters, before being thrown around all over the place in a flurry of adventure, comedy and downright hilarity. Shrek appealed to all parts of the family by remembering that not everyone who would be watching the film would be under the age of 8. It was funny in many different ways, and the characters were completely loveable.
The magic wasn't quite replicated in Shrek 2, but everyone involved gave it their best shot, so at least the film doesn't fall under the 'trashy sequel' category. The parody of Hollywood and the lifestyle of celebrity is compelling in today's current gossip-obsessed culture, yet the addition of more loveable characters, especially Puss in Boots, ensures that the film appeals to the various parts of its audience like its predecessor.
Indeed, I bought this box set, and I'm 20, and currently living away from my family! It contains two of the best animated films around (as long as we're not talking about Pixar, which I'll sweep under the rug), and has certainly kept me entertained. Far Far Away Idol (the alternate 'ending' from Shrek 2) is something the kids will love.