by Kam Williams
Ogre Matches Wits with Rumpelstiltskin in Uninspired Franchise Finale
As first adapted to the screen in 2001 from William Steig’s popular children’s book, “Shrek” was an enchanting fairy tale with a marvelous moral about appreciating each other’s inner beauty. While delivering that heartwarming message, the picture kept you in stitches via the hilarious antics of the title character (Mike Myers) and his trash-talking companion, Donkey (Eddie Murphy). Although that animated adventure spawned a couple of engaging-enough sequels, judging by “Shrek Forever After” it is clear that the scriptwriters have run out of ideas for the expiring franchise.