When the movie Shrek came out, I wasn’t terribly impressed. I mean, it was everywhere and everyone quoted it (remember the gumdrop buttons?). Not gonna lie, it got old fast. Plus a crude ogre as a hero? Um, just not my cup of tea. Then the second Shrek movie came out, and I this time around, I actually found myself enjoying it.
What really sold me though was Shrek the Musical. I had zero desire to see the play, but on a whim I checked out the soundtrack from the library and completely fell in love with it. Even though I passed up the chance to see the musical in New York, I did eventually see it. And it was fantastic. I saw it again over the weekend, so in honor of that, K and I decided to watch all the Shrek movies.
For anyone who has never seen the first Shrek, the story centers on a reluctantly soft ogre, who just happens to be Scottish, his best friend Donkey, an unconventional princess names Fiona, who’s got her own curse to deal with, a maniacal and height challenged lord, and an assortment of fairy tale creatures. In order to get said fairy tale creatures out of his swamp, Shrek agrees to rescue the princess from a dragon guarded tower so Lord Farquad can marry her and become king. On the return journey, Shrek and Fiona discover they have a lot more in common than either of them would have thought.
This really is a great tale about being true to yourself and being open to true love, even if it isn’t exactly what you had in mind.
Barielle’s Polished Princess is appropriate for this movie for a few different reasons. First, Fiona starts off trying to live the perfect fairy tale, but kind of lets her guard down and becomes more human and less polished princess. Second, it’s green and so is Shrek.
Anyway, the polish is quite nice. It’s not my typical shade of green polish, but I still like it. It’s kind of a sour apple green with multicolor shimmer. The formula was okay, but it did require three coats. Still, it’s a fun polish, and would be great for the right occasion.
For any musical theater fans out there, Shrek the Musical is a definite must. If you get the chance to see it, do. I saw it recently when it came to town. ~E