Kernel Rating (out of 5):
Length: 90 minutes MPAA Rating: PG
Age Appropriate for: 8+. There’s some animated violence and suggested romantic tension between two characters, but it’s pretty tame for what children will understand. Pop culture allusions, like to the film “Fight Club,” and grownup jokes about prison rape will make sense to parents, but not kids.
Leave ‘Shrek Forever After’ in the past and pounce upon ‘Puss in Boots’ instead, DreamWorks Animation’s latest (and energetically enjoyable) foray into fairy-tale land.
By Roxana Hadadi
“Shrek Forever After,” 2010’s (hopefully) last venture into the world of that talking ogre, his feisty donkey and all their friends, was not very good. It tried to teach us all the meaning of what we’ve got, but “It’s a Wonderful Life” did that decades ago, and it had Jimmy Stewart. For impactful lessons about life, he can’t be beat.