So, everyone's been making a fuss about the fourth Shrek movie. While I haven't seen it myself, I've been told it wasn't the best. The movie came out here while I was on a trip to Singapore where I experienced a different, and a whole lot better, kind of Shrek.
I'm talking about the Shrek 4D Adventure, one of the main attractions at the newly-opened Universal Studios in Singapore.
Behind the entrance to the attraction is Castle Far, Far Away
It didn't require too much waiting time, which was great. They had two waiting areas, the first one was the actual queue, and after a quick few minutes in that line, they let you in this big indoors waiting room with screens, a few knick knacks from the movie (Hello, Pinocchio trapped in a box!) and for those of you who've been living under a rock and don't know who Shrek is, there's no need to worry as there is a storyteller who'd tell you a brief story of what already happened.
An adorable effigy of daddy Donkey and his baby Dronkeys
And as soon as that (kind of corny) intro is done, the doors to a large 4D theater open and you get settled in for a fun ride.
It starts out slowly with Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in an onion carriage (I don't know why either) ride heading back to Far, Far Away land. And then Donkey sneezes in your face! Anything that starts out with a sniffly Donkey spraying your face with snot is bound to be a hoot, I thought. And indeed, it was. From then on it was a wild and hilarious 10-minute chase with the ragtag crew that we all love made up of ogres, a donkey, fire-breathing dragons, a gingerbread man, Pinocchio and a not-so-typical prince charming. All in believable and fantastic 4D!