Quinte, On. real estate agent: Am I the Only Person Who Dislikes Shrek?

Am I the Only Person Who Dislikes Shrek?


I can't stand Shrek. I didn't like him in the first unwatchable Shrek movie, I didn't like him in the ten minutes I watched of the second movie, I hated him in the third movie which I didn't see, and now that I haven't watched the fourth one, I hate him more still. I'm trying to ignore you Shrek, you ubiquitous green hobgoblin (or whatever you're supposed to be).

Am I the only person on the planet who doesn't like Shrek?

It used to be that children's movies were for children. Now it seems like they are packed with double entendres, innuendos, and situations which are meant to appeal to adults too. It's really not a kids' movie. It's also not much of a movie for adults. Why is Shrek so darned popular?  I'll never know.


Comment balloon 19 commentsMalcolm Johnston • June 11 2010 07:00PM


No Malcolm, I'm with you on this one!  I didn't make it all the way through even the first movie and so far I have managed to keep my 7 year old disinterested in seeing any of them so I don't have to endure the "ubiquitous green hobgoblin" as you so aptly called him.  I even like goofy movies, but this one is just plain odd.

Posted by Kristen Wheatley, Supporting Success - Best Job in the World! (Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group) almost 9 years ago

Malcolm you are obviously not a green ogre kind of guy LOL. I saw the first one on TV but haven't bothered since.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) almost 9 years ago

Kristen Wheatley (Keller Williams Realty Mid Maine) Good for you Kristen, keep Shrek away from the kids. He is an odd character.

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) Lol, I'm definitely not the ogre type Janice.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 9 years ago


I had no idea that there were 4 movies. You're really up on all this.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) almost 9 years ago


I agree with Brian. You seem to be an expert on Shrek. You need to go to McDonalds and buy one of those Shrek glasses for your desk.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) almost 9 years ago

I must say Malcolm.  My wife and I watched the original Shrek before we even had children and enjoyed it.  It might just be us, but some of the animated children's movies are more entertaining than features.

That said, the second Shrek was not as good as the first, and we thought the third was the weakest (by the second our son was coming with us).  We saw the final chapter two weeks ago in IMAX 3D and we really liked it.

Is it Shrek that annoys you or the genre?

Other recent animated movies that we liked were: Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, Princess and the Frog, How to train your Dragon.  (the style of Princess and the Frog was more traditional Disney).

Malcolm do you have children that take you to these movies?


Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 9 years ago

Malcolm:  I didn't realize there was more than one Shrek movie, but I disagree with you.  I admit that I don't remember the plot, but I think the DONKEY (voice by Eddie Murphy) was absolutely hilarious.

I also laugh--still--when Shrek turns to the hyperactively excited donkey and barks in digust, "Seet dowan, Dawn-kay...Seet dowan."  There are many times in my life I'd like to tell that to people who are overreacting to a situation...panicking over nothing.

Then again, I can be that hyperactive donkey, sometimes.

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) almost 9 years ago


How unfortunate for you; not letting well written and funny entertainment into your life (let alone your family's).  It's a movie, for God's sake.  Certainly a lot more creative and witty than Halloween # whatever. Based on your biased mundane negative attitude, I'll bet you think the Beatles were an over-rated flash in the pan.  You're certainly entitled to your opinion but, please try to make it intelligent the next time.

Posted by Bob Wallis almost 9 years ago

Bob:  I'm not sure that you'll be back here to read this, but I'm not really sure of the basis for your post.


I get the impression that you wrote with so much emotional influence that it might have clouded your judgment.  Unless I'm misunderstanding what you wrote, it seems that you are claiming a statement to be unintelligent since it does not agree with the way you feel.


Malcolm is one of the MOST intelligent people on AR.  I don't agree with his view from Shrek, but he states his reasons:  double-innuendos, a little unfit for either adults or children, and his seeming undeserved omnipresence.  It's not he just acted like an immature kid on a playground a called him a name..."Shrek's stupid!"


I'm just hoping that you just had a bad day and this does not characterize the way you ordinarily form opinions.


BTW...I don't know how anyone else feels, but I always felt that The Beatles offer very little uniqueness by today's music standards, but they were cutting edge when they came here.  Although, I'm not sure that a bland-looking long-haired American band would have survived--much less thrived--playing the same music.  I firmly suspect that they were popular mostly from the fact they came from England and looked different than most other people we saw.  (Disclaimer:  I was born in the 70's--post Beetles invasion.)

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) almost 9 years ago

Hi Malcolm,

I love Shrek! I think the movies are hilarious. Which is what makes your point about some cartoons being made more for adults than kids all that more right.

But I loved the Disney/Pixar movie "Cars" even more. Have you seen that one? I think that one's great for kids! Yes? No? Or am I more warped than I thought?

Posted by Not In Real Estate Any Longer almost 9 years ago

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker)Brian, how could you not know every time a Shrek movie is released? They are hyper-marketed.

Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty)No thanks Terry, a Shrek glass on my desk would be annoying.

Chris Smith Prudential Ronan Realty Shrek movies annoy me, I haven't seen too many others in this genre, so I'm not sure about the entire genre. It's also the way that they market wishy-washy morality tales to children in the guise of entertainment.

Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros)Aaargh, Chris. Eddie Murphy as the hperactive ass is irritating too.

Bob Wallis I was always more of a Rolling Stones fan myself Bob, however, I do give credit where it's due, the Beatles revolutionized music as we know it. Shrek is hardly creative or witty, it's formulaic Hollywood drivel.

Chris, I don't know about your assessment of the Beatles. They were anything but bland looking in the 60's. Girls went nuts for those guys.

Pam McInnes (Team Realty K.W. Inc., Brokerage - Kitchener, ON Canada) Pam, you're right. They are adult oriented movies, but they are marketed for children. They are mini-morality tales.


Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 9 years ago

Looks like we're probably not watching Shrek together, Malcolm.  NOW what am I gonna do for fun?

(I'm not backing from my position--Eddie Murphy was GREAT as the donkey.)

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) almost 9 years ago

It must be the Scottish thing! All I know is that I get 1.5 hours of peace and quiet when it's on.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

PS- You should ask Craig Rutman to photo shop you into Shrek- that would be hilarious.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

I love Shrek. I have only seen the first two movies.  I thought they were relaxing and funny.  But hey, I respect your right to dislike Shrek :)

Have another great day


Posted by Leander McClain, Cecil & Harford County Realtor almost 9 years ago

Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros) Maybe we could go see a Tiger's game Chris.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster)Lol, Ellie, that's why you like Shrek, because he gives you a little peace and quiet for a while.

Leander McClain: NJ Foreclosures & REO NJSouthRealEstate.Com (Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate - Princeton, NJ) Leander, it seems tha I'm in the minority here, Shrek is a popular fellow.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 9 years ago

I am not a big fan of those movies, but my granddaughter sure loves them!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 9 years ago

I didn't like when the gingerbread man got tortured! That ended it for me.

Posted by Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence! (Glenn Simon Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Barbara-Jo's Beach Blog - Clearwater & Pinellas County Florida Real Estate (Charles Rutenberg Realty) I'm definitely not a fan Barbara-Jo.

Todd & Danielle Millar (Glenn Simon Inc.)Darn,I missed that, I might have enjoyed that bit.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) almost 9 years ago