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4.0 out of 5 stars The legend of the puss in the boots
Ah ha! With the Shrek franchise having run it's natural life, you might have thought you would have seen the last of the characters from it. But that was not the case. With Dreamworks animation looking to see if any of the supporting characters from Shrek might be worthy of a movie on their own, there was only one logical choice.

And thus Puss in Boots is...
Published on 10 May 2012 by Paul Tapner

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but nothing compared ro shrek
I had high hopes for this, as a fan of DreamWorks animations and of the Shrek series. But the film I saw, was not the one I expected.

Dreamworks seem to have gone in a very different direction with this. Indeed, I would say that it wouldn't be suitable for much younger viewers. Not because of violence or anything like that, but because most of the humour would...
Published on 4 Sept. 2012 by William Templar


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4.0 out of 5 stars The legend of the puss in the boots, 10 May 2012
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Paul Tapner (poole dorset england) - See all my reviews
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Ah ha! With the Shrek franchise having run it's natural life, you might have thought you would have seen the last of the characters from it. But that was not the case. With Dreamworks animation looking to see if any of the supporting characters from Shrek might be worthy of a movie on their own, there was only one logical choice.

And thus Puss in Boots is back.

In a movie that takes place some unspecified amount of time before his first appearance in Shrek Two.

The film sees him in the position he was in back at the start of his first film in that. A sword for hire. And one with a past. One which comes back to haunt him when a cat burglar called Kitty Softpaws drags him into a get rich quick scheme. Which puts them up against two outlaws. And a figure from Puss's past.

Can he save the day, get the money and the lady, and redeem himself at the same time?

Styled like a cross between a spaghetti western and a Zorro movie at first, this gets both styles exactly right from the off. The attention to detail in the animation and the character design is very impressive. It gets more into fairytale territory as it goes along. It does have the Shrek style of slighty twisted versions of traditional fairy tales - bringing us Jack and Jill as a pair of hillbilly bandits. And it's not laugh out loud a minute funny, all occasional bits of humour coming out of character interaction.

Kitty Softpaws, despite good work from Salma Hayek with the voice, and her natural chemistry with Antonio Banderas, isn't quite the strongest of characters, but that's only a minor complaint.

One thing this does have in it's favour though is an excellent score, music in the style of the setting, and one that should have you tapping your feet as you go along.

It doesn't break new ground, but it takes a great character and puts him in an entertaining escapade of his own, and it's a lot of fun all in all. Here's hoping for a sequel.

The dvd has the following language and subtitle options:

Languages: English.

Subtitles: English.

It's also English audio captioned.

The disc begins with several trailers but you can skip these via either the menu or the next buttons on the dvd remote control.

All these trailers can be seen amongst the extras as well. Some in the previews section, and some in the world of Dreamworks animation section. The latter gives you the chance to see music and/or clips or related items from five other Dreamworks movie.

Such as an advert for the How to Train your Dragon live show. Which can also be seen via the main dvd menu.

Only other extras are three deleted scenes. These are animated storyboards rather than cgi animation but they do have music and sound and dialogue and a short introuduction to each from a producer of the film. They can be watched individually or all in a row. If doing the latter they last for six minutes in total.

There is also a rather cursory eight minutes long making of the voice track for the movie feature. This is laden with clips from the film, but the other parts, showing the actors and work and being interviewed, are quite good.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 26 Jun. 2012
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Honestly, I was a bit doubtful that Dreamworks could really pull off taking such a well known and loved character from a series of much-loved movies to make into its own entity and make Puss in Boots the main star of a feature, but I was pleasantly surprised here. Not only did Dreamworks carry this task off so flawlessly, but in my opinion they actually managed to make "Puss in Boots" much better than any of the Shrek sequels.

Puss in Boots plays mainly as a prequel to Shrek and has no real ties to the story or characters in Shrek (other than Puss in those films). As far as this story goes, it exists completely outside of the same fairytale kingdom that Shrek lives in and remains outside of any Shrek storylines, so it's easy to focus on this film as a stand-alone story rather than a sequel or a continuation.

The storyline is easy to follow (an explanation of Puss's origins as well as a plot revolving around his association with Humpty Dumpty and a quest to find the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs); while the film is primarily aimed at children, it suits adults just fine and is definitely entertaining enough with just those tiny hints of subtle adult humour that Shrek was famous for.

One thing I enjoyed about this production is that the voice cast (while still quite well known) was much smaller and more intimate than what I'd expected (from experience of watching Shrek), therefore it was easier to focus on the story rather than spend time sitting wondering which famous actors I was hearing and having it distract me throughout the feature. Selma Hayek and Antonio Banderas work brilliantly together and Zach Galifianakis is a natural voice artist in his performance of Humpty 'Alexander' Dumpty.

All in all a very enjoyable film and well worth the watch; definitely something adults and children can enjoy together and something that even adults will find reason to laugh out loud at.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's for my glaucoma...., 2 April 2014
Puss in Boots must clear his name from all charges making him a wanted fugitive.

While trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, the hero crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws, who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty.

Memories of friendship and betrayal enlarges Puss' doubt, but he eventually agrees to help the egg get the magic beans.

Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant's castle, nab the golden goose, and clear Puss' name....

So arguably, the greatest character from Shrek that isn't donkey gets his own big screen outing, and this is so much better than the green ones last two efforts.

From the upstart, it has endless hints of Desperado about it, and this is too it's credit.

The story is fantastic and the narration is played well, only having a few back stories to 'litter' the film. The voice cast are great with what they do, and even though it's not as high calibre as Pixar, or other Dreamworks animation, the film as a stand alone is almost purr-fection.

Banderas seems to be having a ball playing the titular character, and the final third is satisfying, if yet a little predictable. There is enough innuendo to keep adults happy, and the 3D is good, particularly the first few minutes.

It's not going to be remembered like other animated films, but it's a nice alternative...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable Movie!, 26 Sept. 2012
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Despite thinking this would be a little inferior to Shrek, I found it to be as good, if not better than Shrek! The storyline is very good, the charactors are very funny & whitty, & the animtion is superb! The main charactor of this films of course is "Puss In Boots", he steals the show all the way through, he is always making you laugh many a time through this movie. The action sequences are amazing! The animation combined with the fantastic storyline and the humor make for one of the best family animated movies around!

This film is not to be missed!

Now on to the product its self:

The film comes in a standard blu-ray box with three editions of the film. Blu-ray, DVD & a digital copy. Each edition coms in useful a lot. The Blu-ray is obviously the main version which contains masses of extras pluss amazing picture quality! DVD is useful for if you want to take it to a friends house or to watch on a portable DVD player, but the picture quality is obviously not as good. And the digital version is a nice addition too, you simply insert the DVD copy into your PC or Mac, a screen will come up, then you enter the code that is included inside the box. Then you select weather you want to use iTunes or Media Player, then within secconds its saved to your computer & ready to watch any time without a disc! The only flaw with it is that it is only DVD quality, but nevertheless, its a nice touch!

I reccomend this to anyone who is looking for an entertaining, fun family film!

Hope you too enjoy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD, BUT LESS HUMOUR THAN IN THE SHREK SERIES!, 3 Sept. 2012
Being such a fan favourite in the SHREK sequels, it was inevitable that PUSS IN BOOTS (voiced by ANTONIO BANDERAS) would be give his very own animated adventure.

His first solo outing is a prequel to the SHREK films and explains how the legendary feline gained his famous reputation.

In his younger days, Puss lived in an orphanage in the small town of San Ricardo. Befriended by the kind owner Imelda (CONSTANCE MARIE), Puss is soon led astray by his new friend Humpty Alexander Dumpty (ZACH GALIFIANKAS) and, after trouble with the local guards and Commandante (GUILLERMO DEL TORO), the pair have to flee.

A fateful encounter on a bridge leaved Humpty cracked and at the mercy of the pursuing soldiers while Puss makes good his escape.

Years later, Puss is on the trail of some mythical magical beans, now in the hands of the roguish pair Jack (BILLY BOB THORNTON) and Jill (AMY SEDARIS). His quest leads him to cross paths once again with Humpty, who seems a reformed character from the old days, and the mysterious and athletic feline Kitty Softpaws (SALMA HAYEK).

Can the trio steal the beans from under the noses of the watchful Jack and Jill? Furthermore, will the beans actually work if planted and create a beanstalk leading all the way to the Giants castle and the fabled Golden Goose?

Special Features are numerous here, which is nice. They include a Spot The Difference section (ideal for younger children) plus three storyboard-only cut scenes. Best of all though is the 13 minute animated story, THE THREE DIABLOS, in which Puss (again voiced by BANDERAS) is employed by the desperate Princess Alessandra Bellgamba (CHARLOTTE NEWHOUSE) to regain her stolen jewel from the hands of the notorious outlaw Le Chuchoteur (GUILLAUME ARETOS), with the aid of a trio of young mischievous kittens.

Fans of SHREK should enjoy PUSS IN BOOTS which, although it has less humour than the Ogre franchise, gives an insight into the background of the fabled Cat!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 3 July 2012
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I borrowed this film from the library for my daughter, who absolutely loves the Shrek films. Both of us watched it several times over a wet weekend and enjoyed it so much that I have had to buy it for our home collection. I would definitely recommend it! Antonio Banderas at his swashbuckling best complete with feisty heroine and wily baddie Humpty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic film. Clever funny and kids love it, 16 Jun. 2012
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Fantastic

Clever and funny. Good plot. Our kids 10 & 12 could watch it again & again

In the league of Finding Nemo and the Incredibles when they came out - grabs the attention and keeps it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Puss In boots DVD, 9 Jun. 2012
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Great film! Includes content for the big and little kids. A Really cheerful tale where good wins over evil. Would definitely recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, 17 April 2012
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Fantastic film, up to the normal dreamworks standards. My daughter really enjoys it and has watched it again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Kids love it!, 14 April 2012
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This movie is simply awesome. I could not find it in my region so i ordered it from Amazon. And the DVD was delivered in time and in super condition.
The kids just love the movie, and also a great watch for grown ups too:)
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