What’s happening, Patrollers! The DVD Patrol is on extra Summer duty this week and we’ve got some reviews for you. The busy one, the Toddster, has been making the rounds catching a lot of movies here and there. A special thanks to the staff and management at the Hamilton Theater before we get going. More news on some upcoming things for the patrol which we’ll tell you about later. Let’s see what there is!
Shrek Forever After - You can’t keep the Green Guy down. Shrek is back in action for his final adventure as he reunites with all the gang. Shrek (Mike Myers) has become a family man and longs for the good old days when being an ogre meant scaring the townspeople and all that good stuff that made being an ogre worth living. An evil little troll named Rumplestilskin becomes aware of Shrek’s problem and offers him one day to do what he wants. All he has to do is sign on the dotted line. Be careful before signing anything. Shrek signs it and he thinks he has gotten his day. Little does he know that the day he has actually given up is the day he met Fiona (Cameron Diaz). Even his pal Donkey (Eddie Murphy) doesn’t know him. Will Shrek find a way to set things right?
The Toddster’s Take - Not a bad movie. As sequels go, it was better than 2 or 3. There wasn’t much to the story at all really. Myers, Diaz, and Murphy all play their parts so well. They can’t help it if there wasn’t much to work with. Thinking this will be the last one, it’s probably time to wrap it up.
The Karate Kid - Moving somewhere new is never easy. Just ask Dre Parker (Jaden Smith). Dre’s Mother (Taraji B. Henson) has gotten a new job in Beijing and now they both have to move there. Dre has to make a whole new go of it including starting over at a new school and he meets Mei-Ying (Han Wen Wen). Too bad that Dre also catches the interest of Cheng (Zhao Yi) and he becomes the target of Cheng and his friends. Dre tries to steer clear of them but doesn’t have much luck. The new kid also catches the attention of Mr. Han (Jackie Chan) who teaches Dre what he knows and now the only way to prove himself is to fight in the tournament or Dre won’t ever be safe. Can Dre. with Mr. Han’s help, beat the odds?