My family and I had a bit of an adverse Christmas eve a couple of nights ago, if you will. Normally, on Christmas Eve, we attend mass and go to my Nagymama’s (Hungarian for grandmother) house with my dad’s sister, her husband and their kids. Unfortunately, the night before, my sister and I were, unknowingly, in the presence of someone who tested positive for COVID-19. We were able to do rapid tests and are in the clear, but our traditional Christmas Eve plans got a wee bit kiboshed.
So, instead, we watched mass online which was a first for us (and actually rather enjoyable), and decided to watch a movie together as a family. We were going to go with a traditional Christmas flick, but after a unanimous decision, we all agreed to watch Shrek.
I probably haven’t watched Shrek since I went to theatres for one of my birthday parties many years ago, and despite the fact I’m a bit older now than I was then, this movie remains to be bloody hilarious. I certainly didn’t realize the amount of adult humour that has brilliantly been incorporated into the plot of this movie, considering it is a kids film, but it was a pleasant surprise.
Shrek is, in a lot of ways, the whole package when it comes to movies. It’s hilarious, emotional, heart-warming, offers a positive message, and has phenomenal character dynamic and development. It’s family appropriate yet could easily be viewed alone to cheer you up if you’re in a shitty mood. I remain firm in my stance that the first movie in the instalment remains the best, however, the others are also pretty damn good. If you haven’t watched Shrek lately, do yourself a favour and make some time to do so. I doubt you will regret it.
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