A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 6.8/10 (27,222 voted)
Critic's Score: 65/100
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis
Storyline Years before meeting Shrek and Donkey, the adorable but tricky 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.
Writers: Charles Perrault, William Davies
Cast: Antonio Banderas
Puss in Boots
Billy Bob Thornton
Guillermo del Toro
Opening Weekend: $34,077,439
(30 October 2011)
(19 February 2012)
Did You Know?
One of the women of San Ricardo describes Puss's boots as being made of soft, Corinthian leather. This is a reference to the Chrysler Cordoba commercial of 1975 starring Ricardo Montalban. He described the seats as being made of "soft, Corinthian leather".
When Kitty Softpaws breaks Puss out of jail she throws him his boots, hat, and sword but no belt. He then starts to walk towards her but with no belt. He is then heard putting the sword onto his belt and when he is in full view again he is wearing a belt.
[taking an inventory of Puss in Boots' items before placing him in jail]
... one bottle of catnip! Puss in Boots:
It's for my glaucoma.
Fun Movie for Kids and Adults
Puss in Boots was what I expected - interesting characters, some great
laughs (including the Shrek-like humor for adults only), and an
interesting backstory. Unfortunately, no cameos from major Shrek
characters (I always get a kick out of Gingy).
Antonio Banderas does a great job voicing the "hero" Puss, and the
movie provides Puss' history with some good laughs and great images.
The big eyes look of the adult Puss is topped by the young Puss, and we
learn how Puss received his name and his boots.
Humpty Dumpty is Puss' long-time friend, who becomes jealous of the
young hero Puss and betrays him. But, Humpty Dumpty returns with a plan
to achieve their lifelong goal - get the goose that lays the golden
eggs. Humpty Dumpty has some funny lines and great visual humor. My
favorite was Humpty wearing a golden egg costume.
Joining the adventure and rounding out the trio is Kitty Soft Paws, who
transitions from Puss' nemesis to love interest. The pair has some
great chemistry for animated characters. Their adventures include
run-ins with Jack & Jill (not what anyone will expect), magic beans,
the beanstalk, and the goose that lays the golden egg.
Overall, kids and adults will love the movie for its humor, cute
characters, and action. Puss in Boots is a worthy spin-off of Shrek.
And, the movie has a great message about learning from our mistakes,
retribution, and making good choices.