Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. Shrek is reluctant but she insist. The suspense in much as we anticipate the reaction of the Royal house to the ogre's.
Can an ogre live happily ever after? Can fairy tale characters be content with their fairy tale lives? Can an Oscar-winning animated success generate a successful sequel? To all these questions, Shrek 2 is happy to answer yes, yes and yes.
The animation by which it stands or falls is as brilliant as ever and, though it wouldn't really be right to call it totally anti-Disney, it certainly trumps that institution for sharpness of focus, notably as far as the screenplay is concerned.