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If there is one series I won’t get tired of, it’s the Shrek Series.  The first Shrek movie came out the year I was born so I basically grew up being able to watch the whole series that made my childhood and I still happen to watch all the movies every year.  

4.  Shrek (2001) 

Although I ranked this movie last I still have to give it a 10/10. I like that the movie was very creative with the fairy tale characters and they went very in detail with the scenery which I appreciate.  The reason I rated it last is because I felt like there wasn’t enough interaction with a lot of the characters, they really focused on four people.  

3. Shrek the Third (2007) 

Although the title sounds basic, it actually shows a lot of meaning when we find out the plot. In royalty we hear a lot of King and Queens names going by their first name then the number like Henry IV. The movie revolves around finding a new King for Far Far Away as Fiona’s father suddenly passes away.  They attempt to give the title to Shrek but he is aware that he isn’t fit to be King, he wants to find the next person who happens to be Fiona’s cousin, Arthur so Shrek brings Puss in Boots and Donkey to go on a search for Arthur.  This movie was the most adventurous.  

2. Shrek Forever After (2010) 

Most of the movie takes place in an alternate universe which teaches Shrek an important lesson.  I like how they introduced more ogres and got to learn more about himself when he interacted with them.  

1. Shrek 2 (2004) 

Not only do I rank Shrek 2 number one on this list, but it is my favorite movie in general.  Out of all of the movies in the series, it had the best storyline, a great casting choice and they started to interact with many of the other characters a lot more then.  My favorite character, Puss in boots, was also first seen in the movie.  

I have to admit, I really liked Shrek’s character development.  He started off as a grumpy ogre who then eventually met the right people and started to live happily ever after with his friends, wife and children.  

If you can’t get enough of the movies, then check out their mini specials which includes Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party, The Ghost of Lord Farquaad, Far Far Away Idol, Shrek the Halls, Scared Shrekless, Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular, Thriller Night, and The Pig Who Cried Werewolf. 

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Chey C

Akron '24

Chey is in her junior year at Akron studying History along with having a minor in English. Activities she enjoys doing is traveling, shopping and hanging out with friends.