Corny Pastiche
Shrek 2 is a giant patchwork of film pastiches, and even this list of related trivia on IMDB doesn’t catch them all. (Contains a ‘spoiler’ right at the end). I’m pretty sure there was a subtle Matrix reference, and a not-so-subtle Beverley Hills Cop one too. The film itself was less fun than I seem to recall finding the first one, but I did laugh at Captain Hook as the tavern piano player singing as Tom Waits and then Nick Cave. I wonder what Jonathon Ross’s review of this film was like, given that he has an (uncredited) performance in the UK release. (He replaces the voice of Larry King DO YOU SEE)