Shrek 2

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Shrek 2 ★★★ 2004 (PG)

Sequel picks up with Shrek (Myers) and Princess Fiona (Diaz) returning from their honeymoon. They are invited to visit Fiona's parents in the highfalutin' Kingdom of Far, Far Away and Shrek must deal with something more dangerous than dragons or diminutive evil kings—his inlaws, King Harold (Cleese) and Queen Lillian (Andrews), who don't much care to have an ogre in the family (let alone as a daughter). In fact, there's a plot to eliminate Shrek for Fiona's old beau Prince Charming (Everett). The King hires feline assassin Puss-in-Boots (Banderas, uproariously capitalizing on his Spanish heartthrob/Zorro image). Donkey's (Murphy) along as well. The film tries a little too hard in spots, but ya still gotta love the big guy. 92m/C DVD . USD: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon; W: Andrew Adamson, Joe Stillman, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss; M: Harry Gregson-Williams; V: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, John Cleese, Julie Andrews, Rupert Everett, Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Saunders, Larry King, Conrad Vernon.