By Ryan Parsons | Image property of DreamWorks Animation
When DreamWorks Animation began marketing Shrek 2 I felt that they were keeping a lot hidden from audiences, but in a good way. Like they had a lot of surprises that they didn't want to give away. I ended up loving Shrek 2 and was pleased that most of the plot elements I did not see coming. Shrek the Third, on the other hand, felt like the studio was hiding things because the film was not very good. And so it wasn't -- I thought it was rubbish -- but it now looks like Dreamworks is back to better form. A new poster for Shrek Forever After, one that is being called the final poster, suggests that we've still got plenty of characters to meet; especially Ogres.
New Shrek Forever After Poster
Shrek is feeling over-domesticated in the fourth installment. He has lost his roar. It used to send villagers running away in terror. Now they run to him and ask him to sign their pitchforks and torches. To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin. The pact goes awry and Shrek must confront what life would be like in Far Far Away if he had never existed. That translates into Donkey being forced into cart-pulling duty, fat and lazy Puss in Boots trading his sword for a pink bow and the underhanded Rumpelstiltskin ruling the kingdom.
Shrek Forever After
Shrek Forever After opens to theaters on May 21st.