162 of 178 people found the following review helpful
I just got back from watching this movie in the theater and let me tell you that it was utterly fantastic from start to finish. The sheer genius of the people who put this story together is deserving of all the accolades that could be bestowed upon them. The story was utterly impeccable and the combination of the the old fairy tales, the Shrek films, and most importantly the behaviors of all our beloved pet cats are interwoven seamlessly into this story. I couldn't believe all the ways that they found to make this movie so memorably funny and endearing to the audience (and especially us cat lovers) that it was a really fun movie to see.
Now if you are familiar with your childhood fairy-tales, the basic premise of the movie is that Puss (in Boots) along with Humpty Alexander Dumpty, and Ms. Kitty South-Paws start an adventurous trek to obtain some magic beans in order to provide access to the goose that lays the golden eggs. And yes, there just may be a beanstalk involved.
I really can't tell you any details about this movie without risking spoiling a scene or two, but I will let you know that Humpty Alexander Dumpty, voiced by The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis, is a pivotal character in this movie along with Jack and Jill. Although I think you may find yourself quite surprised by the movie version of these two compared to their pail of water exploits from the fairy tales. Another new character is Ms. Kitty Soft-Paws voiced by the beautiful Salma Hayek, who by the way does an outstanding job as Puss' love interest/nemesis.
Now I am not going to post any spoilers, but I will tell you that I found one particular scene so funny that it is my most cherished moment in the movie and it involves a shot-glass full of milk in the first bar scene. And that is all I am going to say about that, but be sure and look for it. Perhaps you will even think it was as funny as I did.
This is a totally awesome movie for kids of all ages, including us bigger kids. Definitely take the kids to see this movie and make sure they stay quiet as you won't want to miss any of the great lines.
100% Cat Lover
Creator of numerous books and DVDs.
42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on October 30, 2011
An infamous cat befriends a female, and meets up with an old friend, an egg, sort a Humpty Dumpty. Together, they try to steal a goose who lays golden eggs, for reasons of enrichment, revenge or redemption. The Puss in Boots character is funny and very likeable. This is standard animated fare, but the animation is excellent, and the film is clever, funny and will be fun for the whole family to watch. This one does not rank with the terrific animated movies of recent years, but is certainly one that you should take the kids to see, as everyone will enjoy it.
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2011
Puss in Boots is one of my very favorite movies ever. It is so sweet, with the most lovable hero ever. When I first saw Shrek, I loved Puss and wished for more of him. I definetly got my wish! I also loved Kitty Softpaws and the "Oooooo" kitty. Humpty Dumpty and Jack and Jill and the duck made it weird and Humpty annoyed me, but I still loved it. Great for all ages. I am an 11 year old girl and I really enjoyed this. So cute.
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2011
This movie is a fun mix of various fairy tale references and the Zorre-esque Puss In Boots character from the Shrek films. We basically get here the origins of the Puss character and an early adventure of his. It has the general fun and atmosphere of the Shrek movies while having its own identity - it's full of lots of humor, but with a good adventure story to keep the plot moving.
There are several things that this movie could've totally blown but got spot-on right. The creators made the right move in focusing on one character from the Shrek movies in his own feature, and they definitely made the right choice of characters - Puss is likeable and amusing and has enough substance to pull of the lead role. As a music lover, I was particularly pleased with the flamenco-ish soundtrack (featuring Rodrigo & Gabriela) that added to the overal cultural flavor, as opposed to the modern pop music of Shrek. Similarly, the "Zorro" similarities with the title character was matched with a Mexican setting and appropriate accents (except by the annoying American accent of Humpty Dumpty, which dind't fit in at all, and I don't remember any explanation in the movie of why someone raised from a small child in an orphanage would not have the same accent as those he grew up around). The movie didn't try to fit in innapropriate references to characters that didn't belong (as in, for example, "Muppet Babies", where a bunch of characters we'd seen meet for the first time as adults are now seen hanging out as children). So, you won't see Shrek or Donkey, but Puss does just fine on his own (and the movie maybe flows a little better without the increasingly over-the-top slapstick of the later Shrek films). In fact, this movie definitely has a different feel than Shrek, with a little less of a focus on mixing modern pop-culture references with a fantasy setting, although those elements are still there.
Definitely worth watching and I hope it spawns a series of films of its own.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Puss in Boots is an animated movie that makes me believe that a pussy cat and an egg can be best friends. Antonio Banderas provides the voice of Puss. Zach Galifianakis is the voice of Humpty Dumpty. They are two characters who grew up together in the film. Their bond of friendship is fun to watch develop in the movie. The story of Puss in Boots is actually based on a French fairy tale about a cat with a talent for stealing things. The plot of the movie centers around Puss and Humpty searching for magic beans. These magic beans grow into a bean stalk that leads to a giant's castle. Inside the castle is a goose that lays golden eggs. Nursery rhyme characters Jack and Jill are the villains in the film. Only the movie makers of Dream Works can breathe life and personality into these two characters. I love the creative license of the animators. There are two things about the movie that make it special. The animation and music are excellent. My favorite scene has Puss sword fighting and dancing with a female cat named Kitty Soft Paws. She is voiced by Selma Hayek. This scene in the movie is very funny. I love the simple scenes of the movie. One scene has Puss riding a horse in the back drop of a setting sun. The film is scored by composer Henry Jackman. His music gives the movie a sensual latin flair. There is a track of music in the film entitled "The Puss Suite". This piece of music sounds so uplifting and heroic. Rodrigo Y Gabriela are two latin guitar musicians. They perform a track entitled "Diablo Rojo" in the film. This instrumental is upbeat and beautiful to listen to. Puss In Boots is a very entertaining animated film. I like every aspect of it.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on January 14, 2012
Yes, the plot is utter nonsense, but I must admit: Whoever was responsible for this movie's dance sequences is an utter genius.
The dancing alone is enough to see this clever and funny animated movie. Another strong point is the dynamic between Puss and Humpty Dumpty. Their rivalry between these two best friends, brothers, and comrade-at-arms is so childish and petty that it's actually endearing.
In this movie, Zach Galifianakis shows that while he can't play real people without being annoying, he can play a bad egg pretty well.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2011
I must say that "Puss In Boots" is a very creative and dynamic movie that is suitable for all ages. Antonio Banderas brilliantly plays the role of the cat "Puss In Boots" who is back to engage in a journey to reclaim his honor. Salma Hayek also does a clever performance as "Kitty Softpaws". Kitty Softpaws ends up accompanying Puss in Boots in his quest to restore his reputation, and capture magic beans. Zach Galifianakis (from the Hangover movie) plays the role of Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty is a past friend of Puss in Boots and greatly shapes his character evolution through subtle psychological tests. Billy Bob Thornton (of the Bad Santa movie) and Amy Sedaris play the "outlaws" Jack and Jill. Jack and Jill have the magic beans that Puss in Boots wants to covet. My only caveat with this film is that Jack and Jill were intentionally made to be overweight, plain-looking, and evil. This reinforces the stereotype that only attractive people are capable of humanity and compassion. It is common knowledge that there are beautiful people that are both cold and calculating. I would have liked to see villain characters that reflected "wolf in sheep's clothing" rather than the usual generic stereotype of only plain people being abrasive. Aside from this, "Puss in Boots" is an engaging animation movie. I would highly recommend this film for anyone that enjoyed any of the Shrek films.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2012
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
Can't help myself from loving this cat. The story line was entertaining for both the kids and adults alike. As for the 3D, has good depth, but nothing great for pop outs. I wanted this movie no matter what so I have to say that I am satisfied with the puchase. I will say though that this is not a 3D movie to show off your tv capabilites. Buy the movie for the story with the added 3D depths not for the 3D alone.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 30, 2012
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
This video is so cute and charming for all lovers of the Shrek Puss N Boots character. The writing is clever and characters are great! Look for subtle details that all cat lovers will appreciate, the name of the dance club, a method that they use on Puss in prison etc. Even though it was an animated feature, there was suspense. GREAT MOVIE! Would like to see more adventures with Puss N Boots And Kitty Softpaws! Great movie for all ages from 5 to 105!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video
My 9yr old daughter has been bugging me for a month to get this when it came out.
So I picked it up today. She insisted I watch it with her, so we had some father
daughter time. I really wasn't expecting much from the movie, but I was quite
surprised to see there was a solid storyline and the characters were all pretty
interesting. In no time at all I was laughing my a-double-s off. The movie was
consistantly mixed with humor and interesting plott. It never seemed to have any
dull spots and was very intertaining. I would suggest this movie to all ages.
Check it out it's well worth the watch.