He got famous playing the the side kick of Shrek, now, he has his very own movie to boot. It’s a story of where he came from, with a mixture of intrigue, betrayal and adventure all intermix beautifully in 3D. This movie was originally planned to be Direct-to-DVD and thank God they decide to release in the cinema first.
Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend…The Boots.
Billy Bob Thornton
Everyone wants to know how Puss in Boots came about, especially when it’s told in the way Mother Goose wouldn’t want to tell it. How he rises from being an orphan to becoming a town’s Hero and subsequently wanted man, how a friend he long lost was found then betrayed him. There’s suspense, romance, comedy and thriller all roll into one fantastic animation. I enjoyed it tremendously from the start til the end, even till the end of the credit hoping that there are some nice little clip of hints of what’s next but no, there’s no additional snippets after the credits.
The Cast’s Performance
Antonio Banderas reprises his role as the main character, the El gato con botas and he played the role beautifully just the way we know from the Shrek franchise. Can’t imagine who else would be able to fill his boots if he didn’t take up the role. Salma Hayek is Kitty Softpaw and she made the naughty kitty so likeable that it’s hard to think she plays the enemy of Puss. Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Alexander Dumpty was funny but weird, there’s just something not right about the character’s interpretation in my mind. Yes, he is the evil one with a sinister plan but yet I find him not able to deliver the role the way it meant to be. Maybe I’m reading too much into things. Jack and Jill isn’t what we read of them in Mother Goose’s tale, they were the big mean couple and Billy Bob and Amy Sedaris played them perfectly.
Definitely a must watch for fans of Shrek and definitely worth it bringing your kids along to watch it and ‘teach’ them the story of these characters the way Mother Goose won’t. Watch out for the Ooohh Cat, definitely a scene stealer each time he makes an appearance.
You have made the cat angry. You do not want to make the cat angry!