Paramount/Dreamworks (Latifah Ouaou & Joe M.
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.