Puss in Boots

The Shrek franchise has been held close to the hearts of kids and adults alike for more than 10 years, and has made gobbles of money. Aside from Shrek and Donkey, one of the most memorable characters is the lovable yet fierce kitty cat, Puss in Boots. Antonio Banderas once again takes up his boots and sword to take on the evil forces in the world, despite his small stature and affinity for shiny objects.

Puss in Boots takes place before any of the Shrek films in a fantasy realm where our cute hero is on a journey that will lead him to the magical castle of the giants and to the goose who lays golden eggs. It’s a treacherous quest, however, and he’ll need the assistance of his once longtime friend Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and stealth ninja extraordinaire Kitty Softpaws (Selma Hayek).

Much like its Shrek counterparts, Puss in Boots is a loveable tale filled with adventure, mystery, and the occasional fairytale character appearance. This time around we get to see Jack and Jill, although they’re much meaner (and older) than we remember, along with Little Boy Blue and more. They’re all wonderfully intertwined with the story and never feel out of place. You can’t help but be taken back to your childhood, when times were much simpler and movies were just meant to entertain.

Visually, Puss in Boots is one of the best animated films around. To get the full experience, however, you have to see it in both 3D and IMAX, and that can become quite pricey, especially since you’ll most likely be taking one or two kids with you. Still, the film is worth the money.

No doubt we’ll be seeing more of Puss in Boots in the future as this cat still has plenty of lives left in him. The animations and vocal talent is spot on, and the story is sure to please both kids and adults alike. Besides, who could even say no to this face? No one, that’s who.

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Matt Rodriguez
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