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Puss In Boots (2011)

Puss In Boots (2011)


Antonio Banderas
Salma Hayek
Zach Galifianakis
Billy Bob Thornton
Amy Sedaris

Directed by Chris Miller

If any character from Shrek deserved its own film it is definitely Puss In Boots, This family movie has a lot of sexual references though, which may go over the head of the toddlers, but you will get it.

The movie has been in production since 2004 (Shrek 2), and it is written to be separate from the Shrek story, so as not to cause problem with how the characters are interwoven. The only original character in this flick is Puss himself, all other characters were created especially for the movie.

Puss in Boot is directed by Chris Miller who directed Shrek the Third. For me the animation started slow and picked up in the middle and there was a sprint to the end filled with high speed racing and near death saves.

Antonio Banderas, again with his sassy Spanish ancient, plays Puss as we get to see the tale that leads to the legendary Puss In Boot. Set in an imaginary land…that is not far, far away, we meet Salma Hayek who voiced the Catwoman masked famed cat burglar Kitty Softpaws who worked with Humpty.

Now Humpty and Puss had a past that saw both become close as brothers. Certain events which you will be told as Puss relates the story to a bored Kitty Softpaws, leads to the betrayal that broke them apart.

Now we are also introduced to Jack and Jill, who in are a weird pair and will make you ask, where there not supposed to be related? Well, they stole from another Jack (not to be confused with the other Jack from Jack and Jill), what the stole was a path way to riches.

Puss teamed up with Humpty and Kitty, to steal from the pair and have access to the riches that lay at the top of the path. Well get ready, because the Jack and Jill pair and these trio were in a all hell break loose animated bonanza.

One down side to the movie is the expected twists and turns that were actually plain for the eye to see. Also don’t miss out on the dance fight been done by Puss and Kitty Softpaws.

As a family fun movie Puss In Boots will surely pass, but as a masterpiece nah!

Although the CGI was grand, and the scenery design exquisite, Puss in Boots lacks some needed gags that will make you roll over laughing. Yes, there were times you will smile, but don’t expect too much.

I guess the movie was aimed at children more than adults, because the plot were a little too predictable. It also became frustrating with continuous reference to Puss being a sexual gift to women.

To be honest after a while of seeing things, I started to miss donkey. I guess I have been so attached to that character that any Shrek movie without him felt like something huge was missing.

Puss in Boots is a nice family fun movie that you will enjoy, but your children will love it more.


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