Shrek 2 dir. Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
While not as enjoyable or as memorable as the first, Shrek 2 goes down easy. It also goes down quick thanks to the hurried pace that denies us the frivolous moments that made the original so endearing. The predictable references to other movies are funny, but the real-world references, particularly the Farbucks patrons who escape to another Farbucks across the street, have more bite. As a added treat, Puss-in-Boots (Antonio Banderas) joins Donkey as a sidekick with gags that will really hit home with cat owners.