A bit early to
review a Christmas DVD, eh Donkey?
"Shrek the Halls" is now on DVD.
That cranky green ogre and his friends jumped from the big screen to TV last year for a Christmas special. As much as I can be an ogre myself when it comes to Shrek and celebrating the holidays much too soon, this special isn't too bad.
Shrek is bombarded by the holiday spirit when his friends start celebrating the season with festive parades and parties. Unfortunately for Shrek, he doesn't know how to celebrate Christmas.
The program is short and sweet. The animation is up to feature film standards and looks very good. If you already love the Shrek series, you'll probably love this.
I've had mixed feelings about the whole Shrek mythology. His character starts to wear thin on me with his grumpy attitude, and I've never been crazy about the use of pop songs to augment the Shrek stories. The structure of "Shrek" repeats itself over and over again and you can pretty much figure out how the movie will end.
As a short, "Shrek the Halls" is enjoyable enough to recommend. It's got the traditional heavy Christmas message and plenty of gags to keep kids and their parents entertained. Lest you say this critic is as cranky as Shrek, you may be right. But like an ogre, I've got a soft spot in my heart for the holidays....just not so early.
Special thanks to Click Communications
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