“Shrek” has some meaningful messages such as looking on the inside of a person and not the outside. It also shows how forgiveness is necessary. However, the viewer should know there is some toilet humor in it. In fact, not far into the movie we meet the ogre Shrek, who flushes a toilet before stepping outside. He likes to eat eye balls and burp but, remember, he is an ogre after all. We get to meet some famous fairy tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf and Snow White, and the Gingerbread Man.
The film has some humorous moments and great music and a mystery surrounding the princess. Just be aware that Shrek also uses his ear wax for candles and enjoys a meal of fried rats. Overall, it is done in good fun and kids twelve and above will love it. Maybe their parents will too.