Puss in Boots

Looking good never looked so good
Looking good never looked so good


D: Chris Miller
Paramount/Dreamworks (Latifah Ouaou & Joe M. Aguilar)
US 2011
90 mins
W: Tom Wheeler, Will Davies & Brian Lynch
Mus: Henry Jackman

voices of: Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Salma Hayek (Kitty Softpaws), Zach Galifianakis (Humpty Dumpty), Billy Bob Thornton (Jack), Amy Sedaris (Jill) 

After winning over hearts in Shrek 2, Puss In Boots gets his own spinoff movie, which, unless you're 8-years-old, may be a little bit disappointing.

Much like Shrek, it's a mishmash which draws off various fairytales, but the story is over-convoluted for no particular reason (especially considering this is supposed to be a kids film), pitting the swashbuckling cat against Humpty Dumpty, who used to be his friend, but is now a rival who aims to grow a giant beanstalk with beans he stole from Jack & Jill, so he can steal the golden goose, etc.

Overall, the animation is very good, but it lacks comedy aside from the occasional "ha ha, he's Spanish", "ha ha, he's a cat" and "ha ha ha, he's a Spanish cat".

It also seems to tell kids that breaking and entering is an acceptable act of bravery. Okay, but nowhere near as enjoyable as the first couple of Shrek movies.


Puss in Boots
Puss in Boots