Monday, May 07, 2007

The Land Before Shrek

Obviously, this is a sequel/trilogy heavy summer, but I'm so done with Shrek. I know adults and children alike love the goofy green guy and his company of merry men, include Donkey, Puss, and Fiona, but I can't believe they plan on making Shrek 4.

And it's not just that, but the franchise's quality just seems like it has no where to go but down. The buzz of the day says that Mike Mitchell will be directing Shrek 4...who's Mike Mitchell? None other than the director of Director of Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Surviving Christmas, and Sky High.

Come on let this thing die...why does Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Eddie Murphy keep on returning to this project?

So with the first film about Fiona and Shrek's union, followed by the meeting of the parents, followed by the baby this summer...what's in store for #4 in 2010?

Well Cameron Diaz and Julie Andrews are both pushing the 4th installment of Shrek to have an environmentally friendly message...polar ice caps melting? a polluted swamps? Conservative oil men creating wars to secure energy resources? Who knows but whatever the story the director of Duece Bigalow's name gets to be melded with the project...yippee, thanks Dreamworks.

Note: The Most Recent Land Before Time movie was #12, The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers...are dinosaurs even cool anymore? I guess as penguins have become more popular, dinosaurs have lost their appeal, perhaps explaining the troubles getting the crew and directors of Jurassic Park IV together.

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Glenn Dunks said...

Ugh, I hate the Shrek movies. But if they do keep making them the only good to come out of it will be that, eventually, everyone will dislike them as much as I do right now.

That's why I hope the Spiderman movies end at three. Better to go out with the illusion of success (big box office,even though the movie is dreck) than to keep making movies until they start flopping. It's why the Superman series was so hard to get back off the ground.

Anna said...

Well, with a resume like the one Mike Mitchell has should I even bother with Shrek 4? I love the first and second ones but I am wondering how much further this can go myself.

With Spiderman 3 making $48 million in its opening weekend, I would be surprised if they dont make more. I loved how they brought back the new Batman Begins and Superman Returns.

Will said...

Hey, this is nothing. Spiderman 4, 5 and 6 are already in the works.

Kimberly Ann said...

an environmentaly friendly message...if a public concern of yours is an environmentaly friendly message for a cartoon movie. . .

i'm so over the shrek movies at this point.

Scott Roche said...

The first one was about ten kinds of awesome, but it's just one of those movies that didn't need a sequel. Faerie Tales (even fractured ones) should always end "and they lived happily ever after".

raymond said...

I liked the second Shrek more than the first one, but I have no hopes for the third, let alone the fourth. I am usually obsessive compulsive and anal and need there to be at least three in a series to "make it whole", but this time I think I would have been perfectly content with two.