I think this is a new genre that they're all sort of working their way through it and haven't got all the kinks worked out yet but it's a genre that works for me.
A lot of perfectly good film show their cards early, establish a unique premise and let the audience explore a topic at a leisurely pace, without much in terms of surprise. this film is not one of those films.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 400 (C H R I S T M A S ) MOVIES AND SPECIALS.SO PLEASE BEWARE OF SOME REVIEWERS THAT ONLY HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW. WHEN ITS A POSITIVE THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE PRODUCTION. NOW I HAVE NO AGENDA! I REVIEW MOVIES & SPECIALS AS A WAY TO KEEP TRACK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN! I HAVE DISCOVERED MANY GEMS IN MY QUEST TO SEE AS MANY " C H R I S T M A S " MOVIES AS I CAN."Shrek The Halls" is one of those "Christmas Cartoons" that does everything correct. It stays loyal to the tone of the movies that it was based on. They kept the same voice talent from the films and gave us a very funny and touching story about "Christmas". In this special Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It's Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer - except for Shrek. He isn't exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about.Loved this one!
it is a outstanding short you will laugh hard on this holiday classic full of hart it is a great movie for the holidays you and your family will like seeing this wonderful Christmas special it is one of the best shorts you will just stand up and cheer when this is over that is how good this is you will wish it came on every day that is how good this is it is a hoot it is a great treat for the holidays it is a heart warming movie that the whole family will like it is the perfect holiday treat bring it home for the holidays it is a short that you don't want to miss it is the best short on the planet it is a sweet short you will cry sometimes in this movie this movie should be out in theaters on the IMAX 3D screen that is how good this thing is you will laugh hard when you see this amazing holidays classic it is a miracle i never saw a movie like this before it is a short that you don't want to miss it is a great movie you will say lets watch that again that is how good Shrek the Halls is have a great day
This has the charm of the Christmas season with Shrek and his classic adventures put together. Shrek wants a perfect Christmas with his wife and kids, but doesn't even know what Christmas is. With donkey, puss in boots, and the others there to annoy, frustrate and anger Shrek, Shrek has to manage his issues of not knowing what Christmas is, with his annoying friends.I loved the different versions of the Christmas story, and laughed at them. Near the end when Santa started to come and the gingerbread man seems him and says "Santa! ahhhhh" and runs inside cracked me up! Really enjoyable, 20-25 minute Christmas special from shrek. :D
It was sort of surprising to see that this movie fairly much had the same visual quality as all of the other 'normal' Shrek movies. Quite surprising for a 30 minutes made for TV Christmas special. In that regard the fans of the Shrek movies will most likely also not be disappointed with this movie.The movie of course also features lots of the typical Shrek-humor and comical moments. Also of course great that all of the actors from the Shrek movies lend their voices to this special. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, they are all here.But it are mostly the secondary characters that make this movie fun to watch. Characters such as the Gingerbread Man and Pinocchio provide the movie with its most fun moments.Just too bad about the simple and cheesy story. The Shrek movies were all obviously aimed toward the sort of 'older kids' and more mature audience while this story is obviously aimed toward much younger children. It's just too simplistic and candy sweet all. The story mostly doesn't work out due to the fact that you'll find yourself mostly on Shrek's side rather than Fiona's, which was not what the makers intended. I can only say that the movie gets amusing when some of the character sort of give their own interpretation of their Christmas story and experiences but other than that the story doesn't really deserve much credit. It's just too obvious all. The movie tries to shove down the Christmas message trough our throats. It feels forced and not like the sweet little fun charming movie that it really could had been. Now instead the movie has basically little to offer or at least no more than any other Christmas TV/movie special, which doesn't take anything away from the quality or the fact that this still remains a perfectly watchable short movie.6/10http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/