Possible ‘Shrek 4’ Synopsis

SlashFilm has posted what they believe to be the plot synopsis for DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek Goes Fourth which is expected to hit theaters on May 21, 2010.

Their explanation for how they found the plot sounds a bit odd, but you can read about that on your own if you like. The synopsis itself goes as follows:

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what’s an ogre to do? Well, if you’re Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What’s happened to this ogre’s roar?

Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre”, Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumplestiltskin.

Shrek suddenly finds himself in a in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumplestiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Like Slash’s Brendon Connelly I am not a huge fan of the Shrek franchise. I did enjoy the first film, and even gave the second one a decent theatrical review but the second one has not aged well whatsoever and wouldn’t give it anywhere near a “B” review now. I gave Shrek the Third a “C+” and that too was rather kind, but that one benefit from a great finale.


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