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Movie Review – Puss In Boots (2011)

Film: Puss In Boots
Released: 2011
Director: Chris Miller
Stars: (Voices) Antonio Banderas, Selma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis

Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky Puss in Boots (Banderas) must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive. While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws (Hayek), who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty (Galafianakis). Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss’ doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant’s castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss’ name.

What I thought of it:
I found this one a bit disappointing, although it’s still better than Shrek Forever After (then again, that’s not particularly difficult). We have the same quality animation and quirky plot. As spin-offs go, it’s not too bad, but I was hoping for a little more, well, oomph from a Puss in Boots exploit. That said, Xander enjoyed it a great deal and sat through almost the whole thing quietly (only the last fifteen minutes or so saw him get up and play with his toys while he watched the end). So, nothing brilliant, but it will keep the kids engaged while you get on with doing other stuff.

My hubby’s review HERE.

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