Antonio Banderas’ voice is simply perfect for the animated feline, Puss in Boots……oh, and the Nasonex Bumblebee. Puss In Boots finally steps out into his very own adventure. This story takes us to a time and place years before the feisty feline ever met a wise-cracking ogre named Shrek.
This a prequel I like to call, #OccupyFairyTale. It weaves in familiar characters like the dude with those crazy-magic beans, Jack, (voiced by Billy Bob Thorton). Or the dude who’s rightfully afraid of heights, Humpty Dumpty (voiced by Zach Galiafinakis). Oh & there’s furry love too with Kitty Softpaws, (voiced by Salma Hayek).
Puss In Boots is silky smooth with all the lady cats, but come morning, he’s makin’ tracks. The story synopsis: Running from the law, Puss is an outlaw, with wanted posters adorning his hometown. As kids, Puss In Boots & Humpty Dumpty were thick as thieves living in the same orphanage. They both had a dream, they’d one day get Jack’s crazy-magic beans, plant the beanstalk & ascend to rarefied air, the place where a magic goose lays Golden Eggs, (by the dozen).
That scheme gets put into motion. If there’s a theme for the young ones here, it’s trust issues. Trust your friends. They may sometime betray you, but that’s life. Learn from it. There’s plenty of scenes that involve swordplay & dancing. I’m confident all the kiddies will be spellbound for the 90-minute running time.
My favorite parts of the movie were when we see the little things cats do. Scratching, cleaning, rubbing & purring. I especially enjoyed seeing Puss In Boots order up a straight shot of milk in a western saloon. Hats off to the animation team.
This is a fun movie. Kids will love it. As for movie critics who gave it an F, do us all a favor, just quit. Can’t you let kids enjoy a movie without snooty criticism? Does every single movie need to be an Oscar contender starring Helen Mirren? Get out of the business.
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