1 hour, 30 minutes
PG Parental Guidance Suggested.
for some adventure action and mild rude humor
Featuring the voices of:
Antonio Banderas ...
Puss in Boots
Salma Hayek ...
Zach Galifianakis ...
Billy Bob Thornton ...
Amy Sedaris ...
Constance Marie ...
Guillermo del Toro ...
This computer-animated spin-off of the Shrek films features that extremely
aggressive cat voiced by Antonio Banderas and continues
the earlier series’ penchant for sending up the world of fairy tales in
goofy directions. Puss was, we’re told, an orphaned kitty taken into a home for disparate
castoffs, where he becomes a pal to Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis), a
misfit who dreams of finding magic beans that will bring wealth and
fame. Eventually Puss becomes a hero in the town by saving an old woman
about to be gored by rampaging bull, but the jealous Dumpty involves
the unsuspecting kitty in a robbery, forcing him to go on the lam.
Dumpty, by contrast, was captured and jailed.
Now a thrill-seeking adventurer, Puss hears about the magic beans
Dumpty had always sought, and attempts to steal them from their current
owners, Jack and Jill (Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris), a couple of constantly bickering thugs. But his effort
brings him into conflict with another would-be cat burglar, the masked
Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek), who, after an amusing dance-off with
Puss, reveals herself as the accomplice of none other than Humpty Dumpty.
Though still leery of his old childhood comrade, Puss agrees to team
up with him to get the beans, climb the beanstalk to the giant’s
castle, and steal the golden goose. They succeed after a frenetic chase
in the clouds, but on their return Puss finds that
his collaborators are not at all what they seemed to be.
Since it's clear that another installment of Shrek would have meant
two too many, so Puss in Boots is a more than acceptable way of extending the series without simply
repeating it. But although it is often quite amusing and certainly well-made,
it’s doubtful that the cat has eight more lives (or sequels) in him.