Film Review: “Puss in Boots”
Released in theaters on October 28, 2011, Puss in Boots opened to wide audience acclaim. After supporting roles in three Shrek movies, “the cat” finally has a film of his own. Written by Tom Wheeler and directed by Chris Miller, Puss in Boots earned $34 million in its opening weekend, dominating the box office while also scoring the biggest Halloween weekend opening ever.
This 3-D film is a stylish and fun family movie with lots of adventure and jokes in the plot. Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of Puss, the cat who is extremely confident. He is joined by other famous cast members including Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris.
Those who asked for an animated movie featuring this amazingly funny yet courageous cat will definitely be pleased. The movie tells the story of how Puss became the outlaw the audience got to meet in Shrek. Humpty Dumpty (Galifianakis) and Puss meet as young orphans and slowly become best friends. Throughout the whole movie, their friendship undergoes a lot of problems. Humpty Dumpty and fellow outlaw Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) convince Puss to steal the goose that lays the golden eggs from Jack and Jill (Billy Bob Thorton and Amy Sedaris).
Of course, the movie would not be complete without humor. “All that I need, are the boots!” and “My name would become legend” are some of Puss’ funny comments that entertain both adults and children. In the end, it is fair to say that Puss in Boots is one of the most successful animation movies of this year because it combines action, humor and adventure as well as mystery all in one well-created film.