History YMMV / Shrek

4th Dec '17 10:51:28 AM Chasem
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** As of TheNewTens, ''Shrek'', [[WeirdAlEffect for some reason]], became more known for its influence on Internet culture rather than pop culture at large, even garnering [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrek_on_the_Internet its own article]] on TheOtherWiki. There is ''very little'' from the first film that hasn't achieved MemeticMutation at some point, and very few of those memes have died. The most well-known ''Shrek'' memes take the form of "Shrek Is Love, Shrek Is Life" copypastas and videos, which helped spawn the series' "Brogre" fanbase. These memes and fans treat Shrek as a MemeticBadass, a MemeticMolester and a CrystalDragonJesus ''all at the same time''.



** "Brogres", people who parody the PeripheryDemographic phenomenon by treating every Shrek-related work as masterpieces of the highest quality, getting together on [[http://shrekchan.org/ Shrekchan]], their {{Imageboard}}, where they tell stories where they encounter Shrek and other characters from the films in RealLife (usually to brutally maim non-believers and engage in "shrexual" encounters), and treat Shrek as a god.
*** Shrek is love. Shrek is life.



** Along the same lines, Shrek has been a [[SarcasmMode commonly-requested]] newcomer for the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game before its release, especially since the game ''Shrek Super Slam'' was a [[MascotFighter mascot]]-[[PlatformFighter platform fighter]] in the same kind of vein.

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** Along the same lines, Shrek has been a [[SarcasmMode commonly-requested]] newcomer for the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game before its release, especially since the game ''Shrek Super Slam'' ''VideoGame/ShrekSuperSlam'' was a [[MascotFighter mascot]]-[[PlatformFighter platform fighter]] in the same kind of vein.



** It could be argued that '''[[UpToEleven the film itself]]''' is essentially a giant meme at this point. There is ''very little'' from the film that hasn't achieved MemeticMutation at some point, and very few of those memes have died.
4th Dec '17 10:43:41 AM Chasem
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** How well the films have aged. There's little doubt that ''Shrek'' was far more universally beloved in its heyday, and that most people consider more emotional and story-based animated movies[[note]]such as the Creator/{{Pixar}} canon, the higher points of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and even [=DreamWorks'=] own ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''[[/note]] to be superior. That said, there are those who consider the movies (especially the first two) to be just as fun and lovable as they were in the day, those who consider the series SoOkayItsAverage, and those who find the series to be overrated and unendearing. The latter two camps generally consider the unanimous praise of the first two ''Shrek'' movies to be [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny a product of circumstance]], due to the fact that the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon was running dry at the time. Members of all three camps (even those who enjoy ''Shrek'' on its own merits) bemoan how the series [[GenreKiller killed traditional animation]] and caused animated movies to become more crass and gag-based, but whether it retroactively ruins the series itself is a matter of debate.

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** How well the films have aged.should be regarded for their quality and influence, especially over time. There's little doubt that ''Shrek'' was far more universally beloved in its heyday, and that most people consider more emotional and story-based animated movies[[note]]such as the Creator/{{Pixar}} canon, the higher points of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and even [=DreamWorks'=] own ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''[[/note]] to be superior. That said, there are those who consider the movies (especially the first two) to be just as fun and lovable as they were in the day, those who consider the series SoOkayItsAverage, and those who find the series to be overrated and unendearing. The latter two camps generally consider the unanimous praise of the first two ''Shrek'' movies to be [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny a product of circumstance]], due to the fact that the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon was running dry at the time. Members of all three camps (even those who enjoy ''Shrek'' on its own merits) bemoan how the series [[GenreKiller killed traditional animation]] and caused animated movies to become more crass and gag-based, but whether it retroactively ruins the series itself is a matter of debate.
4th Dec '17 10:43:09 AM Chasem
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** How well the films have aged. There's little doubt that ''Shrek'' was far more universally beloved in its heyday, and that most people consider more emotional and story-based animated movies[[note]]such as the Creator/{{Pixar}} canon, the higher points of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and even [=DreamWorks'=] own ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''[[/note]] to be superior. That said, there are those who consider the movies (especially the first two) to be just as fun and lovable as they were in the day, those who consider the series SoOkayItsAverage, and those who find the series to be overrated and unendearing and bemoan how it [[GenreKiller killed traditional animation]] and caused animated movies to become more crass and gag-based. The latter two camps generally consider the unanimous praise of the first two ''Shrek'' movies to be [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny a product of circumstance]], due to the fact that the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon was running dry at the time.

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** How well the films have aged. There's little doubt that ''Shrek'' was far more universally beloved in its heyday, and that most people consider more emotional and story-based animated movies[[note]]such as the Creator/{{Pixar}} canon, the higher points of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and even [=DreamWorks'=] own ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''[[/note]] to be superior. That said, there are those who consider the movies (especially the first two) to be just as fun and lovable as they were in the day, those who consider the series SoOkayItsAverage, and those who find the series to be overrated and unendearing and bemoan how it [[GenreKiller killed traditional animation]] and caused animated movies to become more crass and gag-based.unendearing. The latter two camps generally consider the unanimous praise of the first two ''Shrek'' movies to be [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny a product of circumstance]], due to the fact that the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon was running dry at the time. Members of all three camps (even those who enjoy ''Shrek'' on its own merits) bemoan how the series [[GenreKiller killed traditional animation]] and caused animated movies to become more crass and gag-based, but whether it retroactively ruins the series itself is a matter of debate.
4th Dec '17 10:41:56 AM Chasem
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* BrokenBase: The announcement of a fifth ''Shrek'' movie has been met with highly mixed reactions. Some fans are overjoyed, especially ones who grew up with the series, and believe that Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's [[GrowingTheBeard beard-growing]] will lead to another good sequel. Others think that any further sequels would be detrimental, pointing to the {{sequelitis}} seen in the third and fourth movies, and believe that the franchise should quit while it's ahead with ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. Furthermore, there are those who are afraid that the fifth movie may be an alienating reboot (a la ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' or ''Film/TheMummy2017'') and/or try to capitalize on kids' trends such as [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe the Minions]]. Others still find the announcement hard to take seriously due to the franchise's MemeticMutation and believe that a fifth ''Shrek'' movie will be seen as a big joke.

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The announcement of a fifth ''Shrek'' movie has been met with highly mixed reactions. Some fans are overjoyed, especially ones who grew up with the series, and believe that Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's [[GrowingTheBeard beard-growing]] will lead to another good sequel. Others think that any further sequels would be detrimental, pointing to the {{sequelitis}} seen in the third and fourth movies, and believe that the franchise should quit while it's ahead with ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots''. Furthermore, there are those who are afraid that the fifth movie may be an alienating reboot (a la ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'' or ''Film/TheMummy2017'') and/or try to capitalize on kids' trends such as [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe the Minions]]. Others still find the announcement hard to take seriously due to the franchise's MemeticMutation and believe that a fifth ''Shrek'' movie will be seen as a big joke.joke.
** How well the films have aged. There's little doubt that ''Shrek'' was far more universally beloved in its heyday, and that most people consider more emotional and story-based animated movies[[note]]such as the Creator/{{Pixar}} canon, the higher points of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, and even [=DreamWorks'=] own ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''[[/note]] to be superior. That said, there are those who consider the movies (especially the first two) to be just as fun and lovable as they were in the day, those who consider the series SoOkayItsAverage, and those who find the series to be overrated and unendearing and bemoan how it [[GenreKiller killed traditional animation]] and caused animated movies to become more crass and gag-based. The latter two camps generally consider the unanimous praise of the first two ''Shrek'' movies to be [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny a product of circumstance]], due to the fact that the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon was running dry at the time.
4th Dec '17 10:34:39 AM Chasem
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** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans can't help but chuckle at how Jaime Lannister is a dead ringer for Prince Charming. The fun doesn't end there - Tyrion is a maniacal dwarf dressed in red just like Farquaad, Sansa is a redheaded princess like Fiona and even has a similar green dress and hair braid in Season 7, Syrio is a FantasyCounterpartCulture Spaniard who's proficient with a sword like Puss and compares his style to a cat...

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** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans can't help but chuckle at how Jaime Lannister is a dead ringer for Prince Charming. The fun doesn't end there - Tyrion is a maniacal an eccentric, red-clad DeadpanSnarker dwarf dressed in red lord just like Farquaad, Farquaad and has a similar voice, Sansa is a redheaded princess like Fiona and even has a similar green dress and hair braid in Season 7, Syrio is a FantasyCounterpartCulture Spaniard Spaniard[[note]]actually Greek, but his accent sounds heavily Spanish[[/note]] who's proficient with a sword like Puss and compares his style to a cat...
24th Nov '17 10:31:59 AM N8han11
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* CrackPairing: Plenty of fans seem to enjoy shipping [[TalkativeLoon Donkey]] with [[BadassAdorable Puss in Boots]] [[OppositesAttract for some]] [[VitriolicBestBuds odd reason]], despite Donkey already being HappilyMarried to Dragon.

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* CrackPairing: Plenty of fans seem to enjoy shipping [[TalkativeLoon Donkey]] with [[BadassAdorable [[DashingHispanic Puss in Boots]] [[OppositesAttract for some]] [[VitriolicBestBuds odd reason]], despite Donkey already being HappilyMarried to Dragon.
23rd Nov '17 1:01:58 PM N8han11
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* CrossoverShip: Thanks to memes, [[https://fiztheancient.deviantart.com/art/otp-180556841 there's plenty]] [[https://fiztheancient.deviantart.com/art/smooth-jazz-365380634 of people]] [[https://fiztheancient.deviantart.com/art/Shrek-kun-don-t-leave-me-180739181 who ship]] Shrek with [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow The Hedgehog]].

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* CrossoverShip: Thanks to memes, the power of [[MemeticMutation memes]], [[https://fiztheancient.deviantart.com/art/otp-180556841 there's plenty]] [[https://fiztheancient.[[https://xchibi-rinchu.deviantart.com/art/smooth-jazz-365380634 com/art/Shrek-kun-don-t-leave-me-180739181 of people]] [[https://fiztheancient.[[https://cmara.deviantart.com/art/Shrek-kun-don-t-leave-me-180739181 com/art/Shadow-begs-Shrek-150746720 who ship]] Shrek with [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow The Hedgehog]].
23rd Nov '17 12:59:51 PM N8han11
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* CrackPairing: Plenty of fans seem to enjoy shipping [[TalkativeLoon Donkey]] with [[BadassAdorable Puss in Boots]] [[OppositesAttract for some]] [[VitriolicBestBuds odd reason]], despite Donkey already being HappilyMarried to Dragon.



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Many of the games have received consistently tepid reviews in the territory between the early 50's and low 60's on Metacritic. Some of the earlier games, such as ''Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown'', ''Shrek: Super Party'', ''Shrek: Swamp Kart Speedway'' and even [[VideoGame/{{Shrek}} the very first licensed game]], are considered absolutely horrid.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Many of the games have received consistently tepid reviews in the territory between the early low 50's and low high 60's on Metacritic. Some of the earlier games, such as ''Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown'', ''Shrek: Super Party'', ''Shrek: Swamp Kart Speedway'' and even [[VideoGame/{{Shrek}} the very first licensed game]], are considered absolutely horrid.
22nd Nov '17 10:33:03 AM Chasem
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** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans can't help but chuckle at how Robert Baratheon is a dead ringer for Prince Charming. The fun doesn't end there - Tyrion is a maniacal dwarf dressed in red just like Farquaad, Sansa is a redheaded princess like Fiona and even has a similar green dress and hair braid in Season 7, Syrio is a FantasyCounterpartCulture Spaniard who's proficient with a sword like Puss and compares his style to a cat...

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** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans can't help but chuckle at how Robert Baratheon Jaime Lannister is a dead ringer for Prince Charming. The fun doesn't end there - Tyrion is a maniacal dwarf dressed in red just like Farquaad, Sansa is a redheaded princess like Fiona and even has a similar green dress and hair braid in Season 7, Syrio is a FantasyCounterpartCulture Spaniard who's proficient with a sword like Puss and compares his style to a cat...
22nd Nov '17 10:31:53 AM Chasem
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** ''Series/GameOfThrones'' fans can't help but chuckle at how Robert Baratheon is a dead ringer for Prince Charming. The fun doesn't end there - Tyrion is a maniacal dwarf dressed in red just like Farquaad, Sansa is a redheaded princess like Fiona and even has a similar green dress and hair braid in Season 7, Syrio is a FantasyCounterpartCulture Spaniard who's proficient with a sword like Puss and compares his style to a cat...



** Vincent Cassel voiced [[FrenchJerk Monsieur Hood]] in the first movie. He had previously had a role in the French dub of [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt another DreamWorks movie]].

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** Vincent Cassel voiced [[FrenchJerk Monsieur Hood]] (in English) in the first movie. He had previously had a role in the French dub of [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt another DreamWorks movie]].
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