Genre: Animation, adventure, Western
Running Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Director: Chris Miller
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton
Synopsis: “Puss from the Shrek Movies returns to star as the hero in his own movie” (United International Pictures).
Verdict: Well done again combining some of the classic nursery rhymes and folktales before creatively imagining and animating them into one movie. The biggest problem with it is that more than half of the funniest scenes are already shown on its film teasers and trailers. Puss in Boots is a decent spin off and Antonio Banderas did a solid job voicing the titular character, but no spin off would ever be as great and satisfying as a Shrek installment with its full cast.
Favourite scene: [SPOILER BEGINS HERE] When Humpty Alexander Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) reveals that he was there all the time to ensure that his plot goes as planned, even to spread bird food on the unconscious Puss to lure crows to wake him up [SPOILER ENDS HERE]
Some scenes ain’t make no sense (ooooooooh): [SPOILER BEGINS HERE] The scene after Puss is left in the dessert, where the heck did he find the horse to ride to San Ricardo? They struggle to carry the golden eggs in the castle on the clouds but how come when they’re back on the ground, where there’s heavier gravity, the eggs become so much lighter for them to carry? [SPOILER ENDS HERE]
Predictable… [SPOILER BEGINS HERE] that Humpty Alexander Dumpty is up to no good from the beginning [SPOILER ENDS HERE]
To watch in 3D? Although I didn’t get to catch it in 3D, I could see that it’s beautifully animated for it. I would personally recommend potential viewers to watch it in 3D.
Rating: 3 / 5
Second opinion: “So cute! The ooooooh cat is my 2nd fave character in the movie” (Iris Loong).
|The 1969 Japanese version of Puss in Boots|