The lovably ugly green ogre returns with his green bride and furry, hooved friend in Shrek 2. The newlywed Shrek and Princess Fiona are invited to Fiona's former kingdom, Far Far Away, to have the marriage blessed by Fiona's parents--which Shrek thinks is a bad, bad idea, and he's proved right: The parents are horrified by their daughter's transformation into an ogress, a fairy godmother wants her son Prince Charming to win Fiona, and a feline assassin is hired to get Shrek out of the way. The computer animation is more detailed than ever, but it's the acting that make the comedy work--in addition to the return of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz, Shrek 2 features the flexible voices of Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins), John Cleese (Monty Python's Flying Circus), Antonio Banderas (Desperado), and Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) as the gleefully wicked fairy godmother. --Bret Fetzer
HAPPILY EVER AFTER NEVER SEEMED SO FAR AWAY WHEN A TRIP TO MEET THE IN-LAWS TURNS INTO ANOTHER HILARIOUSLY TWISTED ADVENTURE FOR SHREK & FIONA. WITH THE HELP OF HIS FAITHFUL DONKEY, SHREK TAKES ON A POTION-BREWING FAIRY GODMOTHER, THE POMPOUS PRINCE CHARMING & THE FAMED OGRE-KILLER, PUSS IN BOOTS.