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Offline Peter J

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Shrekking Toward Gomorrah
« on: March 01, 2015, 07:26:48 PM »
Recently I saw Shrek the Musical. It brought back various memories (my recollection of the original Shrek (2001) was a lot rustier than my recollections of #2 and #3 -- I never saw #4) one of which was the article Shrekking Toward Gomorrah from the National Catholic Register.

While I can't predict whether anyone, besides me, might be interested in conversing about it ... but I thought I'd give it a shot. Anyone?
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Re: Shrekking Toward Gomorrah
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 07:42:43 PM »
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This time Shrek subverts our expectations by allowing her marriage vows to Farquaad to be completed and then having her run off with the ogre and live happily ever after. The fact that she's now married in the eyes of the Church to someone other than Shrek is treated as part of the gag.

Call me snarky, but I bet that, once Fiona turned into an ogress, Farquaad turned around and got an annulment like this *fingersnap*
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Re: Shrekking Toward Gomorrah
« Reply #2 on: Today at 11:50:54 AM »
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This time Shrek subverts our expectations by allowing her marriage vows to Farquaad to be completed and then having her run off with the ogre and live happily ever after. The fact that she's now married in the eyes of the Church to someone other than Shrek is treated as part of the gag.

Call me snarky, but I bet that, once Fiona turned into an ogress, Farquaad turned around and got an annulment like this *fingersnap*

And it wouldn't be hard for Fiona to obtain one either, because the marriage was coerced and never consummated.

On top of that, doesn't the Dragon eat Farquaad?

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Re: Shrekking Toward Gomorrah
« Reply #3 on: Today at 12:17:22 PM »
On top of that, doesn't the Dragon eat Farquaad?

So she does. I should have read the plot summary more carefully. :D (We have the boxed set at home, for the young one, but I've never actually sat down to watch them; I remember snippets here and there, but I couldn't tell you which film they are from.) So Fiona is legally a widow and she can remarry without impediment. Huh. Another 'critique' by someone who hasn't watched the work they're analysing. ::)
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Re: Shrekking Toward Gomorrah
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:35:03 PM »
Its funny what was apparently morally outrageous 14 years ago now seems so tame.
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Re: Shrekking Toward Gomorrah
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:57:25 PM »
When I watched the one where he wears a suit of armour I though "panzerschreck".  I could not stop laughing.  My movie company was not pleased.

(Grammatically, armoured terror should probably be gepanzerte schreck, or something like that...but was close enough for my amusement.) 
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