DreamWorks Animation's Shrek Goes Fourth Plot Revealed?
Sadly, DreamWorks Animation is working on another Shrek sequel, called Shrek Goes Fourth, for release in 2010, even though the third one was panned by critics (it has a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, to be exact). The third one was as bad as it was, because after three movies, the concept has been stretched so much, that there's no more good stories left to tell that aren't ridiculous and/or contrived. If you've been curious about what they're doing next, an early plot synopsis has been discovered, thanks to Lackluster Emporium (via SlashFilm). Just like the past two Shrek movies, though, it doesn't sound that great at all.
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.
So there you have it, it almost sounds like a reboot (think Fast & Furious), where Shrek tries to go all the way back to the life he had in the first movie. I'm not a fan of the Shrek series at all, in fact, I really hate the movies. I can appreciate the first one, and I love the Pinocchio and Gingerbread Man characters, but I otherwise hate the entire franchise with a fiery passion. So I'm sure you already know what I'm going to say about this plot snyopsis and it's not good. But then again, I'm not part of the audience it's meant for, so I'll let people who are fans state their opinion instead. Does that plot sound that entertaining?