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'Puss in Boots' saved by Antonio Banderas
Puss in Boots (DVD)
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Puss in Boots (DVD)
Advantages: Stunning animation.. fast paced and highly visual.. will be excellent for children
Disadvantages: lacking in character apart from Antonio as Puss & Humpty was just a plain egg head (pardon the pun)
While I feel that this movie will be entertaining for children and young teenagers alike, I do not believe that it holds much in the way of entertainment for adults. Antonio Banderas is as ever excellent in the role of Puss but the movie does not hold together very well with the other characters and Humpty Dumpty as a fat round turning evil egg didn't seem to or do the movie any good overall. The premise of the story moves around the fact that Puss in Boots is alienated somewhat from his home town (mainly because of Humpty's volatile behaviour) and when Puss saves the day as a young kitten, Humpty takes offence and will not speak to him or have anything further to do with Puss.
Puss's love interest comes in the form of Kitty (Salma Hayek) and the chemistry between them is good but not outstanding. All the one liner jokes are a little on the corny side to say the least and when they challenge each other to what initially appears to be a fight but instead is a dance, then it lost most of its appeal to me.
Although the animation in the film is absolutely astounding (and to be fair it gives a stunning visual experience to the movie) it is not my favourite dream works movie. I found myself wishing that the script writers had given more thought to the plot and character building and despite Antonio's excellent performance the movie fell a little short for me.
Summary: A visual animation that only small children will enjoy