History YMMV / Shrek

21st Jun '17 8:26:07 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfID1sti6eA Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me...]]

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** [[http://www.[[Music/SmashMouth Somebody once told me]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfID1sti6eA Somebody once told me com/watch?v=Uo2SNtFofWI the world is gonna roll me...]]



** ''Stay Home'' from the movie's credits roll.
** ''It Is You (I Have Loved)''.

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** ''Stay Home'' Self's "Stay Home" from the movie's credits roll.
** ''It "It Is You (I Have Loved)''.Loved)".
** "[[Music/BeautifulFreak My Beloved Monster]]" by Music/{{Eels}}.
25th May '17 1:38:59 PM PrincessGwen
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** Shrek says that he wants to [[Creator/DonaldTrump build a 10ft. wall around his land]].
21st May '17 2:09:28 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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* MemeticMutation: DO THE ROAR!

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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DO THE ROAR!
18th May '17 10:02:23 AM CptnLhurgoyf
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** "Ogres are like onions!"
15th May '17 5:27:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BrokenAesop: Zigzagged. It does the message of accepting and loving yourself in spite of appearances with Fiona and Shrek's character arcs quite well and through their romance, it conveys the message well to the audience... but then the movie's message gets a little warped when you think about how the movie does not miss an opportunity to make fun of Lord Farquaad's short stature.
24th Apr '17 12:15:57 PM chasemaddigan
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Welcome to Duloc" has the same rhythm as "It's a Small World After All", fitting for a song welcoming you to a Disneyland pastiche.
24th Apr '17 12:12:10 PM chasemaddigan
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The cover of Barracuda. Yes.
** That and [[DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce Snow White's beautiful woodland friends' lullaby suddenly becoming ]] [[Music/LedZeppelin "Immigrant Song"]].
** Jennifer Saunder's cover of Music/BonnieTyler's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApn6r6Olu8 "Holding Out For a Hero"]] may be better than original. Helps that the scene accompanying it was [[AwesomeMoments awesome]].

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The cover of Barracuda. Yes.
** That and [[DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce Snow White's beautiful woodland friends' lullaby suddenly becoming ]] [[Music/LedZeppelin "Immigrant Song"]].
** Jennifer Saunder's cover of Music/BonnieTyler's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApn6r6Olu8 "Holding Out For a Hero"]] may be better than original. Helps that the scene accompanying it was [[AwesomeMoments awesome]].
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** Puss and Donkey's cover of "Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Again)" in the third movie.



** Puss and Donkey's cover of ''Livin' La Vida Loca''.
** ''Stay Home'' from the first movie's credits roll.
** ''It Is You (I Have Loved)'', from the above movie.
* BadassDecay:
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with AU!Puss In Boots. He starts as lazy, fat housecat, but regains his badassery when the time is right.
** Played straight with Shrek himself in ''Shrek the Third'', which was noted by several reviewers. In the first movie, he [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] Farquaad's knights. In the third movie, he's much softer, and didn't do much to fight back against Charming. Shrek gets some of his badassery back in ''Forever After'', but is largely overshadowed by the ProudWarriorRaceGuy ogre tribe.
** Fiona goes from being able to take down Robin Hood's entire band of outlaws...to being helpless against one guard and Lord Farquaad wielding only a small dagger, in the space of half a movie.
* BrokenAesop: Zigzagged with the first movie. It does the message of accepting and loving yourself in spite of appearances with Fiona and Shrek's character arcs quite well and through their romance, it conveys the message well to the audience...but then the movie's message gets a little warped when you think about how the movie does not miss an opportunity to make fun of Lord Farquaad's short stature.

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** Puss and Donkey's cover of ''Livin' La Vida Loca''.
** ''Stay Home'' from the first movie's credits roll.
** ''It Is You (I Have Loved)'', from the above movie.
Loved)''.
* BadassDecay:
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with AU!Puss In Boots. He starts as lazy, fat housecat, but regains his badassery when the time is right.
** Played straight with Shrek himself in ''Shrek the Third'', which was noted by several reviewers. In the first movie, he [[CurbStompBattle curbstomped]] Farquaad's knights. In the third movie, he's much softer, and didn't do much to fight back against Charming. Shrek gets some of his badassery back in ''Forever After'', but is largely overshadowed by the ProudWarriorRaceGuy ogre tribe.
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BadassDecay: Fiona goes from being able to take down Robin Hood's entire band of outlaws...to being helpless against one guard and Lord Farquaad wielding only a small dagger, in the space of half a movie.
* BrokenAesop: Zigzagged with the first movie.Zigzagged. It does the message of accepting and loving yourself in spite of appearances with Fiona and Shrek's character arcs quite well and through their romance, it conveys the message well to the audience... but then the movie's message gets a little warped when you think about how the movie does not miss an opportunity to make fun of Lord Farquaad's short stature.



* ContestedSequel: ''Shrek Forever After''. To some, it's a mild improvement on ''Shrek The Third'' but still not a very good movie. To others, it's a huge improvement with an interesting plot, tons of ContinuityPorn and [[LoveToHate a great villain]], and indicative of Creator/DreamWorksAnimation's [[GrowingTheBeard beard-growing]]. While to others, it's worse than ''Shrek The Third'', completely abandoning the actual characters and a waste of time.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: The Pied Piper and [[LoveToHate Rumpelstiltskin]] in the fourth movie.
** "Do the roar."
** [[CuteKitten PUSS]]!... [[DashingHispanic in Boots]] for the series in general.
* EvenBetterSequel: ''Shrek 2'' not only has the same RottenTomatoes score as the first one, it's generally considered to be better-paced and much funnier than the original. And then, of course, there's [[EnsembleDarkhorse Puss in Boots]], who got ''his own'' spin-off that was ''also'' considered a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel compared to the last two installments of the ''Shrek'' series.
* {{Filler}}[=/=]{{Padding}}: The entirety of ''[[{{Sequelitis}} Shrek the Third]]'' could arguably be considered this in relation to the series as a whole. The film has no major plot events that affect ''Shrek Forever After'' (aside from witnessing the birth of Shrek and Fiona's children, and the death of King Harold [[spoiler: and [[DragonAscendant Prince Charming]]]]) and none of the newly introduced major characters [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome even appear in the subsequent film]]. Seriously, try watching ''Shrek'', ''Shrek 2'', and ''Forever After'' in that order while skipping over ''The Third''. It has almost no bearing on the other 3 films.



* GeniusBonus[=/=]ParentalBonus: Panicked citizens run right out of one Farbucks... [[Creator/LewisBlack and into another Farbucks directly across the street]].
** The two birds that perch on Snow White's shoulders just before [[spoiler: she sics all the forest animals on the evil trees]]? They're ''woodpeckers''.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In Russia, ''Shrek 4'' is the second-highest grossing movie OF ALL TIME, losing only to the inevitable ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.
** To this day, the first two movies are very popular in Poland as well, mainly due to SuperlativeDubbing and {{Woolseyism}}.
* HarsherInHindsight: ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' has AU!Puss being reduced to merely Fiona's pet - but after seeing his origins in the DarkerAndEdgier ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', can we really consider ''that'' as the 'bad' dimension?
* HilariousInHindsight: In the second movie, Shrek is disgusted by a poster of "Sir Justin" (who [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed looks like Justin Timberlake]]) on Fiona's ceiling. Come the third movie, where a teenage King Arthur is played by... Justin Timberlake.
** Even more hilarious: Justin and Cameron Diaz were dating at the time of ''Shrek 2''; by the time [[CastIncest Justin became her cousin]] they had broken up.
** Look at the lineup of faux-Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es - Disney/SnowWhite, Disney/{{Cinderella}}, Disney/SleepingBeauty... ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''? But that wasn't a Disney movie... [[Disney/{{Tangled}} at the time]].

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* GeniusBonus[=/=]ParentalBonus: Panicked citizens run right out of one Farbucks... [[Creator/LewisBlack and into another Farbucks directly across the street]].
** The two birds that perch on Snow White's shoulders just before [[spoiler: she sics all the forest animals on the evil trees]]? They're ''woodpeckers''.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In Russia, ''Shrek 4'' is the second-highest grossing movie OF ALL TIME, losing only to the inevitable ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.
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To this day, the first two movies are very popular in Poland as well, Poland, mainly due to SuperlativeDubbing and {{Woolseyism}}.
* HarsherInHindsight: ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' has AU!Puss being reduced to merely Fiona's pet - but after seeing his origins in the DarkerAndEdgier ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', can we really consider ''that'' as the 'bad' dimension?
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HilariousInHindsight: In the second movie, Shrek is disgusted by a poster of "Sir Justin" (who [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed looks like Justin Timberlake]]) on Fiona's ceiling. Come the third movie, where a teenage King Arthur is played by... Justin Timberlake.
** Even more hilarious: Justin and Cameron Diaz were dating at the time of ''Shrek 2''; by the time [[CastIncest Justin became her cousin]] they had broken up.
** Look at the lineup of faux-Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es - Disney/SnowWhite, Disney/{{Cinderella}}, Disney/SleepingBeauty... ''Literature/{{Rapunzel}}''? But that wasn't a Disney movie... [[Disney/{{Tangled}} at the time]].



** Merlin helps Shrek see into... [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyC2ccF_-Pc FUTURE.]]



** Prince Charming is the spitting image of Jaime Lannister from ''[[Series/GameOfThrones Game Of Thrones]]''. Not to mention the first movie dealt with a short maniacal nobleman in a red suit...



** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the highest-grossing animated movie pretty much anywhere... but [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff not in America]]. What movie does that honor go to domestically? ''Shrek 2''. Considering that the [[MemeticMutation Brogres]]' "religion" [[http://shrekchan.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Anti-brogre has Elsa as an evil "anti-brogre"]] married to their {{Satan}} {{Expy}}[[note]]"Drek", a blue PaletteSwap of Shrek[[/note]], it wouldn't be out of the question for them to "realize" that Shrek [[{{God}} Himself]] had some hand in the matter.



** One of ''Shrek 2'''s jokes in the intro montage has Shrek getting caught in a trap where he hangs upside down and gets mud on his face, which Fiona wipes off and kisses him while he hangs upside down, in a parody of ''Film/SpiderMan1''. Due to the fact that Disney owns Marvel, which ''Shrek'' is notorious for [[TakeThat swinging at]], this becomes very amusing.



* InferredHolocaust: Since everyone in the alternate timeline was a completely separate entity to their real world counterparts (who consequently retain no memories of Shrek's day), [[ExpendableAlternateUniverse the erasure of their timeline effectively killed them all.]]



* JerkassWoobie: Prince Charming. After enduring grief and humiliation now that he no longer has the power his mama gave him, all he wanted was his own Happily Ever After...which he probably would have gotten had he not stayed a [[CardCarryingVillain villain]] by choice.
** Shrek himself makes a pretty solid case for this trope. Especially in the first two films.
* LoveToHate: Rumpelstiltskin in the fourth movie, for being more downright nasty and vicious than the previous villains while remaining LaughablyEvil.
* MagnificentBastard: The Fairy Godmother is the BigBad who comes closest to breaking out of SmugSnake territory.
** Rumpelstitlskin and the Pied Piper have their moments too.

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* JerkassWoobie: Prince Charming. After enduring grief and humiliation now that he no longer has the power his mama gave him, all he wanted was his own Happily Ever After...which he probably would have gotten had he not stayed a [[CardCarryingVillain villain]] by choice.
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Shrek himself makes a pretty solid case for this trope. Especially in the first two films. \n* LoveToHate: Rumpelstiltskin in the fourth movie, for being more downright nasty and vicious than the previous villains while remaining LaughablyEvil.\n* MagnificentBastard: The Fairy Godmother is the BigBad who comes closest to breaking out of SmugSnake territory.\n** Rumpelstitlskin and the Pied Piper have their moments too.



** The tagline of Shrek 4 was "THE WAIT IS [[{{pun}} OGRE]]!" As a result, mentioning Shrek on [[Website/FourChan /co/]] will often result in a [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of Ogre Puns.]] The most notable example is [[http://cmara.deviantart.com/art/Shadow-begs-Shrek-150746720 this fanart]] getting captioned with "I'm sorry VideoGame/{{Shadow| The Hedgehog}}... but my time here is ogre."
*** "Check yourself before you Shrek yourself."



** Seen in the flashback in the alternate-universe when Rumpelstiltskin [[spoiler: is shown completing the deal with Fiona's parents to make "their problems go away", doing so by making ''them'' go away.]] That would have also happened if [[spoiler: the messenger had arrived a few seconds later]] at the beginning of the movie, but we don't know that at the time. When we see [[spoiler: the king and queen's looks of indescribable horror as they realize they're being erased from existence]], Rumpelstiltskin crosses the line from just a simple trickster who wanted to rule the kingdom into utterly, irredeemably evil.



** The Fairy Godmother could be seen as a {{Jerkass}} KnightTemplar at first...up until [[spoiler:she decides to use a potion to make Fiona fall in love with Prince Charming. Not to mention that she admits to doing stuff like this all the time.]]
** An ''unintentional'' example: some fans found that the writers went too far in the fourth movie with Shrek being so tired of family life he tells Fiona [[WhatTheHellHero he wishes he never saved her from that tower.]] While it was meant to be a shocking, MyGodWhatHaveIDone statement in-universe, some fans still found it to be a tad ''too'' mean-spirited, even for Shrek.



* RewatchBonus: The scene in the second film where Puss prays for mercy by explaining that he's trying to support his family becomes way funnier if you've seen his spin-off movie: [[spoiler: he's making the whole thing up.]]
* TheScrappy: The ogre babies in the third movie; they only appeared near the end of the movie, but many people dismissed them as a kid-oriented TastesLikeDiabetes marketing gimmick. Arguably RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in the fourth movie, where they were marketed less and the movie focused more on Shrek's emotional family relationship with them.



* SpoiledByTheMerchandise: Plush toys of Shrek and Fiona's triplets were in stores and on shelves at various different retailers long before the release of WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird, in which Fiona breaks the news to Shrek that she's pregnant.



* {{Squick}}: at the end of ''Shrek 2'', Dragon shows up with several of her and Donkey's newborn children. You don't want to think too hard about how that happened.
** The alternate universe Donkey lampshades this when he asks Shrek about his children.
-->'''Donkey:''' "Are my babies cute, or do they make people feel uncomfortable?"
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: A charge thrown by some at the fourth film, which presents a BadFuture wherein Shrek was never born and never met his true love Fiona. It would have been interesting if someone else was Fiona's true love and seeing Shrek deal with that, but Fiona loves Shrek regardless.
** The fact we never see Dragon's beautiful form. WordOfGod is that they considered turning her into a Pegasus.
* ToughActToFollow: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] with ''Shrek Forever After''. As it came on the heels of the poorly-received ''Shrek the Third'', it wasn't hard for it to improve on its predecessor. However, it also only came a few months after ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'', [=DreamWorks=]' best-reviewed movie to date, and also had the first two ''Shrek'' movies to live up to.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: All four movies have this to some extent, with occasional mild cursing and direct references to adult situations such as drunkenness. The fourth film gets pretty dark sometimes, people. From the malicious Rumpelstiltskin who erased Fiona's parents from existence and murders people (even his own followers) for his own amusement, to the CrapsackWorld that AU!Far Far Away becomes, there are some ''dark'' themes explored in this film.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: All four movies have this to some extent, with occasional mild cursing and direct references to adult situations such as drunkenness. The fourth film gets pretty dark sometimes, people. From the malicious Rumpelstiltskin who erased Fiona's parents from existence and murders people (even his own followers) for his own amusement, to the CrapsackWorld that AU!Far Far Away becomes, there are some ''dark'' themes explored in this film.\n
9th Apr '17 9:27:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Jennifer Saunder's cover of Bonnie Tyler's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApn6r6Olu8 "Holding Out For a Hero"]] may be better than original. Helps that the scene accompanying it was [[AwesomeMoments awesome]].

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** Jennifer Saunder's cover of Bonnie Tyler's Music/BonnieTyler's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xApn6r6Olu8 "Holding Out For a Hero"]] may be better than original. Helps that the scene accompanying it was [[AwesomeMoments awesome]].
21st Mar '17 12:58:46 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** That and [[DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce Snow White's beautiful woodland friends' lullaby suddenly becoming "Immigrant Song"]].

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** That and [[DisneyCreaturesOfTheFarce Snow White's beautiful woodland friends' lullaby suddenly becoming ]] [[Music/LedZeppelin "Immigrant Song"]].
10th Mar '17 10:19:44 AM xrayman66
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** Shrek says that he wants to [[Creator/DonaldTrump build a 10ft. wall around his land]].
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