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Admit One 5/21

Posted on May 21, 2010 by

Two comedies are battling it out this weekend with MacGruber and Shrek Forever After.

MacGruber

Starring: Will Forte, Kristin Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Val Kilmer

Directed by: Jorma Taccone

Plot: After 10 years, the world’s greatest special agent, MacGruber, is called back into action to stop his arch nemesis, Deiter Von Cunth, from launching a stolen nuclear warhead.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 55%

Critic Consensus: N/A

Shrek Forever After

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Jane Lynch

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

Plot: Shrek, bored with his now mundane family life, makes a deal with the devious Rumpelstiltskin to return to his old ogre ways for a day.  But after signing the deal, Shrek finds himself in an alternate Far, Far Away where Stiltskin is king and his friends don’t recognize him.

RT Freshness: 54%

Critic Consensus: “While not without its moments, Shrek Forever After too often feels like a rote rehashing of the franchise’s earlier entries.”

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