Shrek 2 (2004)
Director: Andrew Adamson
Writers: Andrew Adamson, Joe Stillman, J. David Steam, David N. Weiss, William Stark, Chris Miller
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, Antonio Banderas, John Cleese, Rupert Everett
Region: United States
Released: 2004-08-13 (Mainland China) / 2004-05-19 (USA)
Series:  Shrek 2
Length: 93 minutes
Also known as: Shrek 2 (Hong Kong) / Shrek 2 (Taiwan) / Shrek 2
Rating: IMDB 7.3 / Rotten Tomatoes 89%
Continuing the style of the first part, it continued to subvert the classic fairy tales in good faith.
Shrek and Princess Fiona return to the swamp after their romantic honeymoon. Invited by Fiona’s parents, King Howard and Queen Lillian, the monster couple took their donkeys and rushed to the “far away country”.
When the king and queen saw their daughter and son-in-law who had been separated for many days, their surprise turned into fright, and the disaster seemed to begin from then on.
The princess’s former fairy godmother had asked her son “Prince Charming” to go to the castle to slay a dragon to save the beauty. Unfortunately, Shrek was one step ahead. She found the famous monster killer in fairy tales, Puss in Boots, Ready to snatch back the daughter-in-law in his mind.
“Shrek 2” is a computer-animated comedy film released in 2004, directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, and Conrad Vernon. It is the second installment in the “Shrek” franchise and stars the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, and Antonio Banderas.
The story follows the ogre Shrek and his wife Fiona as they travel to the Kingdom of Far Far Away to meet Fiona’s parents, who are unaware that their daughter has turned into an ogre. Along the way, they encounter new characters such as the conniving Fairy Godmother and her son Prince Charming, who is eager to win Fiona’s affections and become king.
“Shrek 2” was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $920 million worldwide and receiving positive reviews for its humor, animation, and heartwarming story. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie. The film is often cited as one of the best sequels in animated film history and has become a beloved classic for audiences of all ages.