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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.
I don't exactly remember the Shrek films, but I remember enjoying them.
Their riffs on popular fairy-tales and folklores stories was funny and nice. And who can forget Puss in Boots and his awesome Alien-spoofing debut in Shrek 2?
Puss in Boots is a spin-off from Shrek, showing Puss before he met Shrek in Shrek 2.
I was not really expecting much from this film, being a spin-off on a supporting character (as scene stealing as he was in the series).
But I was pleasantly suprised.
Like Shrek, it riffs on popular tales, this time the "Jack and the Beanstalk". And it really is funny in a way.
The film introduces new characters, including Puss' former best friend Humpty Alexander…
A rather interesting DreamWorks movie that showed, how funny all that fairy-tale things can be, if you leave Shrek out of it.
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 key difference to me between Pixar and Dreamworks is that Pixar creates movies that all ages can love whilst Dreamworks films always feel like movies that kids will enjoy more. That trend continues with Puss in Boots. The film looks excellent, its amazing how far animation has come in just 10 years. However once the shine of the visuals wears of Puss in Boots is a movie that will only appeal to young kids. There is certainly fun to be had here, it just all feels very skin deep. Something that a child will gloss over but anyone over 12 will be notice it more and more as the film reaches it predictable climax.
Not as good as Shrek - Puss needs his chums to make him shine best. Lovely CGI, nice music and quite clever but clever is not always funny.
Drinking Game: Humpty Dumpty looking slightly like a child catcher...
Bottom Line: Purrfectly good enough, Shrek fans will enjoy but it wasn't quite as good as I wanted it to be.
The story doesn't seem fit for such a swashbuckling character, but it's nice to see the cool cat in a starring role.
I've always been a fan of the Shrek franchise, mostly because the material was never focused solely on the children. While this spin-off movie doesn't really hit those pop-culture references, it does stick with mixing genres. Basically, this is Desperado in a fairy tale setting.
The action is well directed, the cats are cute, and Humpty Dumpty is one of the creepiest character designs I've ever seen. I actually prefer this to any of the Shrek films.
One of the funniest and best animated cartoons that I have seen in a long time...my fifth time watching it already.
This movie was the only reason I made myself watch Shrek 2 and now I know that watching Shrek 2 was not necessary at all. This movie completely stands out on it's own and was much better than any of the Shrek movies.
Warning: Probably not as appealing to non-cat people.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Great animation, charismatic voice overs, folklorish characters … all this film needed was a better story. Ah, but $130 million in production budget doesn’t go as far as it used to. There are some truly funny scenes, and Humpty Dumpty is one of the more astounding characters I’ve seen in a while. Certainly worth watching, even if the plot goes round in a tight little circle.
What's it about? Remember Puss in Boots from the Shrek films? Well, here we find out how he became such a legendary outlaw. It's a tale that involves Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, a search for some magic beans, and an alluring cat burglar in the form of Kitty Softpaws.
Is it any good? A fast-paced, feline adventure, with some good gags at the expense of the Western genre and traditional fairy-tales. The voice talent of Antonio Banderas (Puss) and Salma Hayek (Kitty) also impresses, their sultry accents turning the most innocent of dialogue into breathy, sexually-charged exchanges. And in a kids film! Tut-tut. It's not quite as inventive or as consistently funny as the first two Shrek films, but it's still good, furry fun, especially when Puss momentarily forgets his cool and acts like a real cat. Plus the hero is ginger. And that's just cool
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