Puss in Boots
Live for danger. Fight for justice. Pray for mercy.
Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.
Puss In Boots a ginger Tom cat wearing a cavaliers hat, spies a spot of light on the ground and chases it.
Unexpectedly decent. After a couple of Shrek sequels that were pushing the jokes and twists too hard, Chris Miller makes a second attempt to make something worwhile in the perseverant Dreamworks Animation Studios, and the result is good enough to be called a smart treatment of classical adventures, creatively transitioning from a western, to an adventure film, to a homage of magical fairy tales and action-packed thrills, everything with its Spanish colonial touch. I liked its constant transition styles. This is the minimum level that spinoffs should aim at.
A rather interesting DreamWorks movie that showed, how funny all that fairy-tale things can be, if you leave Shrek out of it.
Good fun! A nice blend of humor for both kids and adults. I was a bit disappointed story-wise though.
I should make it clear before reviewing this that I have disliked all the Shrek films so if you are a fan of those movies then you may enjoy this spin-off prequel a little more than I did.
Of all the Shrek characters it was Puss in Boots who had the most potential for solo stories; partly because he was the least irritating character and partly because of his swashbuckling derring-do antics. For me this was a solid stab at creating a successful spin-off and funnier and more exciting than all the films that preceded it in the series.
It still is far from perfect though. The first half has some pretty major pacing issues. It sets-up a motivational back…
The animation in the film is fantastic and the characters created and their personalities are extremely creative and a joy to witness.
The reimagining of Jack & Jill and the story of Jack and the Beanstalk is incredibly clever.
Finally, the closing sequence is one of the best scenes in the film. Its just wonderful.
Wasnt expecting to like this this much. Surprised to be honest. Another animated film I really like.
Pretty much what could be expected from a Shrek spinoff. It has the same type of 1-liner humor. It isn't the most evolved animated feature, but it wasn't terrible either.
I'm not a fan of the Shrek movies, but Puss in Boots is a surprisingly enjoyable spin-off starring one of the few good characters in that franchise.
It’s probably safe to say that by the end of the last Shrek film, the majority of our readers were ready to be done with the ogre and his friends forever. What had started as an ingenious, truly unique take on children’s storytelling had become a monstrosity of pop culture references and half-assed yucks that were old before the final chapter even began. Amongst the rubble of a once great franchise however, was Puss In Boots, the one character who had yet to wear out his welcome (most likely thanks to his extremely brief speaking parts). Someone in power noticed this and a couple years later, the first theatrical Shrek spinoff has arrived...
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Humpty Dumpty is one weird freaking dude. That face. That smize. Tyra Banks would be proud.
Puss in Boots 3D: It didn’t feel like a crappy Shrek sequel but its very own tale filled with fairy-tale figures. Not quite the emotional punch of a Pixar film but it delivers on every other front, 3D included. Even though cats bug the hell out of me I still laughed. Good for kids and adults too.
Hell, that was much better than I thought it'd be! Good on you, Dreamworks.
A film just absolutely oozing with creative energy, great humor, and the sort of zest that made the first two Shrek films such great fun. Gone are the overwhelming mass of pop culture reference, and in their place are fantastic jokes that actually give credit where credit is due- to the legends, fables, and myths that inspired these movies to begin with.
The voice acting was wonderful and a great deal of fun. The references to fairy tales were frequent and satisfyingly placed. The few pop culture references that came up where well-placed, riffing on the film's themes and the cast rather than trying to riff on current material that will be dated in five years anyway.
The visuals were…
Cats on two legs that are proficient in swordplay and martial arts. This should be terrifying, but it serves to only be terrifyingly cute.
Directed by Chris Miller this animated spin off stars the voice talent of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. On the hunt for magic beans Puss in Boots has to face up to his past.
Mixing the usual fairy tale elements you would expect from a part of the Shrek franchise this film feels part of the same world but is still clearly distinct from the other films in the series. The plot for the film is nothing special but gets the job done having a number of funny moments although it does not hit the heights of some of the other entries in the series. Overall this is a solid if not spectacular spin off.