Friday, November 23, 2012

PCP on DVD - Puss in Boots

It seems sequels, prequels, remakes, and spinoffs are all that get made in Hollywood these days.  Puss in Boots is a prequel and spinoff from the Shrek franchise that thankfully has some legs of its own, unlike all too many unoriginal ideas for films.

Puss in Boots - 2011, rated PG.  My rating:  7 out of 10.

This movie tells the origin story of the character of Puss in Boots, explaining how he turned in to the swashbuckling rogue from the Shrek franchise.  As a film I enjoyed it better than the 3rd and 4th Shrek movies, so at least it improved upon the series, but it still doesn't hold a candle to Shrek 1 and 2. 

Aside from Puss, the entire rest of the cast of characters are all new to the Shrek universe, including Humpty Dumpty and Jack & Jill.  This allows the film to feel a lot more independent of the Shrek franchise, as opposed to simply being a Shrek story told from Puss' point of view.  The film has both heart and wit, and it is enjoyable for both kids and adults.  It isn't anything particularly new or groundbreaking for the plot however, it is pretty straightforward and predictable for the majority of the film (of course though, it's a kid's movie, it's not like I should be expecting major plot twists).  Still, it is a worthy addition to the franchise and those that liked the Puss character from the Shrek series should take the time to watch this movie.

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