When you think about ordinary fairy tales, this movie probably doesn't come to mind. It’s anything but an ordinary tale, but that’s OK because it still works.
I’m talking about "Shrek" of course - Not the sequels, or the series, or anything else that might now be out there, Shrek but the original one! So listen up because I’m about to tell you why you should watch if you haven’t already.
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It starts off with our hero, who is a ogre. It seems to be a grumpy person who just wants to keep anyone and everyone out of his swamp, but because of Farquaad, the villain in this story, that doesn’t happen, and that turns out being for the best. Don't let his grumpy exterior fool you. He cares, he just finds it easier to push everyone away.
His tryng to get rid of all the fairy tale creatures is what results in him meeting donkey and princess Fiona, and the rest, as they say, is history!
This story just really reminds me that no one actually wants to be alone and that with the power of friendship anything can be accomplished. Sometimes people push others away simply because they can't express themselves any other way. True friends will find a way .... and remember YOU can be that friend too ... you never know who out there might need it. Kindness costs nothing.
To finish up with something Shrek related, as I got a little off track, I'll note that here’s also something interesting about Fiona that you find out about in this movie, but no spoilers I’ll let you find out about that all on your own.
Jennifer Rhodes Cleere met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!