It pains me to even give this article more clicks and views, but if it's only to defend a movie that shaped a generation's adolescence and reminded us of how funny fart jokes really are then so be it.
Shrek at 20: an unfunny and overrated low for blockbuster animation https://t.co/VgqMqEXbu8— The Guardian (@guardian) May 18, 2021
If you have 3 minutes to waste then by all means, go ahead and read that smut. But the title ruins any credibility that The Guardian may have had on the subject. "Unfunny and Overrated." What? Just...what? Because I'm breathing fire writing this, I'll let the die-hard Shrek defenders take over.
My favourite thing about that Guardian review of Shrek is that he launches straight in to the concept of plumbing being unrealistic - in a story where a talking donkey has children with a eyeshadow wearing dragon.— Elle Rudd (@ElleRudd_) May 18, 2021
Talking donkey? Fine by me. Futuristic plumbing? ABSOLUTELY NOT.
Journalism at its worst. Pure bait https://t.co/exc4c5pDQh— Mark Woodyatt (@thewoodyatt) May 18, 2021
Saying what we're all thinking. Clickbait much?
It's a cheap shot to criticise the animation. It was amazing for its time. By all means admire the progression of computer animation, but do it without shitting on the artists and technicians who did their best with the tools available.— Mark Flood (@MarkTheShark96) May 18, 2021
Honestly I remember this being a groundbreaking film in terms of animation that wasn't just Disney all over again.
Me and my wife's wedding cake was literally us as Shrek and Donkey so you better believe I'm mad about that Guardian article. pic.twitter.com/X0ZdfMwGkY— Sean McLoughlin (@SeanMcLoughlin) May 18, 2021
Okay, now shit just got personal.
Imagine waking up one day and thinking, as a guardian columnist, despite all the atrocities happening all over the world, I’m gonna take a pop at Shrek just so I can get some attention. https://t.co/OHtgX9BvQL— Santino Smith (@SantinoSmith4) May 18, 2021
It's 2021 and the world is literally on fire. But sure, let's get mad about Mike Myers doing a Scottish accent again.
A reminder that Shrek is both and on Netflix.— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) May 18, 2021
Netflix breaking out the big guns!
Learning about the Guardians Shrek opinion piece pic.twitter.com/eQD0yR1Vzo— Jack Trueman (@_MrTrueman) May 18, 2021
An appropriate Lucille Bluth meme.
I've never seen Shrek but I'm assuming since The Guardian slagged it off it's reasonably good. https://t.co/orWNdAwhdQ— The Tweets (@Needles_Toosay) May 18, 2021
It's totally a fair assumption.
@ The Guardian, I’ll give you one hour to delete pic.twitter.com/IF647BZUaA— Harrison Brocklehurst (@harrisonjbrock) May 18, 2021
These are our demands! In all seriousness, it's encouraging to see the internet band together against a media outlet that was clearly writing a piece as rage bait. "Shrek" was funny when I was a kid, and it's even funnier now as an adult. Those are the facts. Now I'd appreciate it if you left my boy alone to spoil his beautiful wife, and cook his weed rat stew.