The first trailer for Shrek Forever After, the fourth installment in the Shrek franchise, has popped up online. We’ll direct you there in a second.

If you haven’t yet heard what the film is about, here’s quick rundown:

Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking deal-maker, Rumpelstiltskin (see pic above) and finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it’s up to Shrek to undo all he’s done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Sounds like a good time (maybe). Without further delay, here’s a link to the HD trailer:

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Shrek Forever After teaser trailer

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Yeah… I really liked Shrek and was even one of those people who enjoyed Shrek 2 even more than the first one. All I can say now is that its a damn shame that they didn’t quit after the second film…

Seriously, nothing in that teaser made me laugh, nothing got me excited, and before they dropped the whole “In 3D” line while showcasing a scene that clearly demonstrates just how gimmicky the 3D in this movie is going to be, I was already wondering to myself, “Is this some straight-to-DVD special I’m seeing, or an actual trailer for the film?”

Not to mention, the “story” for this film – which is hard to grasp from that teaser – is as ridiculous as they come. People are screaming that Avatar is a cliched story? I better see pitchforks and torches when this It’s a Wonderful Life knock off hits theaters. I can only hope that The Puss In Boots spin-off film is better than this.

Voice work will be done by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Justin Timberlake, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Amy Sedaris, Larry King, Regis Philbin, and Kathy Griffin.

What did you think of the teaser?

Shrek Forever After will be in theaters (yes, theaters) on May 21st, 2010.

Source: Apple