Puss In Boots Movie, An Excellent And Entertaining Animated Film!

Poster from the theater. Great Movie! Puss N Boots
Poster from the theater. Great Movie! Puss N Boots | Source

A "Shrek II" Spinoff, Excellently Done!

If you're looking for a VERY entertaining movie for the entire family, the 2011 release, the animated "Puss In Boots" movie is the one for you! We went to see it and we were thoroughly charmed and mesmerized by the animated characters in this movie!

Someone who was doing the animation for this film had to be a "cat person" or cat lover for sure, as the animated moves and mannerisms of these cats, as well as their facial expressions is absolutely amazing! We went into the movie thinking it was going to be a "cartoon"... but it was more along the lines of the Shrek series of movies, and Puss In Boots is actually a spin off character from the wildly popular Shrek II. He had a small part in that movie, as well as in other Shrek movies.It seems that taking his character and making an entire movie from it was a risk, but one that was very well taken.

The great thing about a movie like this is that little kids are not the only ones who will find these cats and the other movie characters to be charming and cute. There is also enough "adult humor" in the film to keep adults thoroughly entertained and engaged throughout. And to add to this, there is a story to follow as well.

Puss In Boots was an "orphaned" little kitten taken in by a kindly lady from San Ricardo. He meets up with a beautiful kitty named "Kitty Softpaws" (whose voice is done wonderfully by Salma Hayek) who's only real "flaw" is that she is "de-clawed"... she becomes a helper to Puss In Boots, as well as a love interest.

Puss In Boots is a beautiful red tabby cat, wearing a hat and "boots" that were given to him by his kindly owner. He is a swash-buckling, almost "zorro" like character, who walks into a bar, and his TALL shadow is seen on the floor, and announces "you do NOT want to make the cat ANGRY"... hilarious stuff, and an excellent adventure story to go along with it!

Some of the scenes are crazily choreographed dance scenes, such as the one where they are dancing the flamenco in a dance off, and Puss quips to Kitty Softpaws, "How dare you do the litter box to me!." Laced with feline humor throughout, it is entertaining and charming at the same time. Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek were certainly the RIGHT choices to lend their voices to these two cats.


Movie theater poster, Puss In Boots
Movie theater poster, Puss In Boots | Source

Puss says the he is just a "humble gato (cat) looking for his next meal" and with lines like "I am known by many names, The Ginger Hit Man, Frisky Two Times"... adults will appreciate the humor in this film!

Puss has a childhood pal who grew up in the orphanage with him, Humpty Alexander Dumpty... an animated egg who's voice is done by Zach Galifianakis. They have a "history" together, which included a foiled robbery when they were young, which caused Humpty to spend some time in jail.

They have a hard time forgiving each other, but eventually they are won over by the prospect of getting magic beans away from Jack and Jill, and planting them so they grow up to the clouds. At the end of the beanstalk is the goose that lays golden eggs... enough to make everyone in the little town of San Ricardo wealthy, and Puss In Boots and Humpty can repay the kindly lady who took them in.

You see the "code" that Puss lives by, when they need cash, maybe the local church? "I do not steal from churches"... Maybe from the homeless kids? "I do not steal from orphans". This adventure is really a test for Boots, and may cost him his boots. But he and Humpty are up to the task!

Puss In Boots put it best when he says "We go up the beanstalk outlaws, we come back legends.

I couldn't have said it better, this film is a must see, especially for anyone who has a fondness for cats and all things feline. It has been called the best animated film of 2011, and I would have to agree.

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Kerri McClelland 5 years ago

Great Review! I look forward to seeing this movie. Definitely a shrek fan.


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vmartinezwilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA

Did you see it in 3-D? Does it matter? I can't wait to see this movie!


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vmartinezwilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA

Did you see it in 3-D? Does it matter? I can't wait to see this movie!


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marstoblog 5 years ago from Hitchin, England

Yes thanks good review and might go see myself as have always found the Shrek movies funnier!


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Kerri McClelland! :) I hope you get to see the movie, it is GREAT! :)


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Hi Vmartinexwilson, yes, we did see it in 3-D, but I think it would be great no matter which theater you see it in! ;) Hope you enjoy it when you go!!


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Marstoblog! Hope you get to see the movie, it is sooo good, I'm thinking of seeing it again! :)


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

Great review. The only thing I would probably change though is that it was Humpty Dumpty that went to jail after that failed robbery, and not puss in boots. However, I tend to agree with you that this was a great spin off to the Shrek series. Plus, what I think makes this film work even better is that even if you never even watched any of the previous "Shrek" movies, then it's still easy enough for new fans to get into as well. It should be interesting to see if there's a sequel to this, as they definitely leave room for one.

As for this being the best animated feature of the year, I can certainly see why. However, I still say that "Rango" is still the best, but that's just my opinion. Although, this film does come awfully close though. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if this film gets nominated for best animated feature at the Oscars next year. If it doesn't, then I guess the Academy really has lost it's mind.. Anyway, keep up the good work, as I had a lot of fun reading your thoughts on this film.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Hey Stevennix2001, thank you so much for that correction! I had a feeling I had it messed up, d'oh! :) :)

My parents had seen the movie "Rango" and raved about how good that one was when they were here visiting about a month ago, I'm going to have to see that one now! You have me curious! ;)

I love that anyone could follow it as well, even if you hadn't seen any of the Shrek movies. Another spin off (from Shrek) that might do well might be a movie about the Donkey, only I have no idea what his "story" could be! Thanks for your thoughtful comments! :)


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

Actually, I did see all the shrek films before seeing this, as I've been a fan of the franchise for years. I was just saying that with the way the story is set up, even a non shrek fan could still follow it is all I was getting at.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

What an amazing review Kathy,

We have the Shrek DVDs so this one will have to be next.

Thanks for sharing this gem and here's to so many more to share on here.

Take care and have a great day.

Eiddwen.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Hi Stevennix! I meant to say even if they (not you) hadn't seen the Shrek films, sometimes my mind goes faster than my fingers! :) :) I loved Shrek, we've seen all of them too.:)


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Eidwenn! Hope you get to see this one, it is such a good movie! :) Have a great day, too!


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gryphin423 5 years ago from Florida

Thanks for the review, I totally agree with you. I saw it this past weekend and loved it. Can't wait for the next one ;-)


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

hey kathy great review!! i love animated movies and eagerly looking forward to see this!!

carrie


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Carrie! :) I bet you'll enjoy it. I love animated films, too, I think anyone of any age will love this one!


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Very nice review, I enjoyed reading your very well written review. Your positive review of Puss In Boots has me excited to see the movie this upcoming weekend. I have attached your movie review to my Top Films of 2011 hub...I hope it brings you some additional traffic.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks so much, Cogerson, I appreciate that! :) Thank you for your thoughtful comment, too! :)


Tammy 5 years ago

I am going to see this movie this weekend, your review sounds like we will have a great time.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Tammy! I hope you enjoy it, we liked it so much we're gong back a second time! :) Have a great weekend!


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vmartinezwilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA

OK, I finally saw the movie yesterday and thought it was a fun watch. I didn't love it, but that's because I watch with a highly critical eye the first time I was any film. It will probably grow on me, as Despicable Me did, the more times I watch it.

My favorite line of movie was in reference to Humpty Dumpty being in prison, "Well, lets just say it wasn't over easy." Adult humor indeed. My favorite character ended up being the cat who responded "oooooh". I'm definately going to have to watch this one again.

Thanks for the review.


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KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

You're welcome, vmartinezwilson! :) Glad you liked it. I watch movies purely for entertainment, and this one had me laughing, we enjoyed it! :) The adult humor is just crazy, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!


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Silver Poet 3 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

This movie is a work of fine art! I have seen it several times, and each time I see something new that I never noticed before.


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KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada Author

Thanks, Silver Poet, it has become one of my favorite movies, too. It is so well done! Thanks for commenting! :)

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