Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers series has been taking on its most-requested films, and it finally got around to making a video for "Shrek," fans' No. 1 pick.
The video offers a good reminder that no, Disney didn't make the film. Instead, "Shrek" came from DreamWorks Animation and parodied "all of the overused Disney tropes" by fully embracing them. "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em ... while at the same time mercilessly mocking them," the narrator says.
The video uses solid evidence to point out some of these tropes in action. For example, the narrator calls Shrek, "the reluctant, ugly hero who thinks no one who can love them," and we see him next to Disney's Beast and Quasimodo. Fiona, on the other hand, is described as a "no-nonsense princess," much like Jasmine, Esmeralda, Mulan, and Pocahontas.
Watch for more below. Fair warning: You may get Smash Mouth's "All Star" stuck in your head.
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Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy tale characters. They were all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Determined to save their home -- not to mention his -- Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to be Farquaad's bride. Rescuing the Princess may be small compared to her deep, dark secret. Read More