Everyone has that one movie that absolutely terrified them as a kid. For some, it was "E.T.," while for others it was "Monsters, Inc." For me, it was "Shrek." I saw the first "Shrek" movie in theaters, so I was probably around six. While watching the movie, I was horrified when Princess Fiona turned into an ogre. So horrified, in fact, that I desperately wanted to leave the theater. My dad, didn't think much of this, so at six years old I decided to take matters into my own hands, turning around to face the theater and asking the audience if anyone would take me home. My dad thought this was absolutely hilarious and this became one of my most embarrassing childhood stories. In fact, I avoided "Shrek" for years because that memory made me cringe so hard. But now, it's been twenty years and I can laugh at this moment. After all, everyone has done something super embarrassing as a kid, am I right? And I'm glad that of all the movies out there, I have this connection with such a spectacular flick as "Shrek."
"Shrek" is loosely based on a 1990 children's book of the same name and was directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson in their directorial debuts. The film follows the titular character, Shrek, an ogre who makes a deal with Lord Farquaad to regain control of his swamp by bringing him Princess Fiona to be his bride. Shrek is voiced by the always hilarious Michael Myers, with his sidekick Donkey being voiced by the equally funny Eddie Murphy. Farquaad is brought to life by actor John Lithgow and Cameron Diaz is the voice behind Princess Fiona. The film was a huge box office success, earning three spin-offs, as well as two special holiday films and a Broadway musical. There's even talks of a fifth film being in the works.
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