See Disney beat up for free

By weeklyvolcano on July 14, 2009


Shrek The original Shrek film takes inside jabs at Disney.  Seriously. The most obvious is that Villain Lord Farquaad (voiced by John Lithgow) was a dead-ringer for Disney head honcho Michael Eisner.

Anyway, there's a story through all the punching: An introverted giant green ogre (Mike Myers in Fat Bastard mode) and his imposing pet donkey (Eddie Murphy) gets called upon by the lord to save a captive, airhead princess (Cameron Diaz).

And you can count the jabs â€" on the big screen â€" for free this Saturday at The Grand Cinema. The Tacoma film house continues its Click! Family Flick series with a 10:30 a.m. screening of Shrek. But don’t dilly dally. Only the first 100 people through the doors will see the flick. Doors open at 10 a.m.

[The Grand Cinema, Shrek, Saturday, July 18, 10:30 a.m., free, 606 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 253.572.6062]