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Puss in Boots ~ Each time there has been a Shrek sequel, even when I’ve enjoyed it, I find myself hoping it’s the last one. With this Shrek spin-off film about the fairy tale cat portrayed by Antonio Banderas, I find myself hoping that the hardest.
A prequel to the Shrek movies, this details Puss’ life before meeting up with the famous ogre and his friend Donkey. Salam Hayak is on board as Puss’ rival/romantic interest but adds little as do the rest of the talented cast who bring to life other fairy tales like Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, and Jack and the Beanstalk in typical but unfunny manner. When you have Zach Gilafianakis, and he’s not funny, you’re doing something wrong.
The animation is good, as is the score, but everywhere else, it’s a fail. Aside from one of two chuckles, and an inside joke or two, and of course the few fleeting good seconds that we have all seen in the previews and commercials, this is a wash. It’s predictable, and where it tries to be an homage to other ‘real’ films, it fails.
Also, if you must see Puss in Boots, save yourself twenty bucks and see it in 2D as opposed to 3D, there’s nothing to see here. Wait for free TV. No matter how hard the kitty gives you the eyes.