Monday, 21 May 2012

Boot in Pusses

Haven't watched the movie just yet, can't remember the trailer (if I saw it), so prediction: there will be a lady cat who will be just as good (if not better) fighter than him, who wont fall for his charm and completely captivate him. And, by the end of the movie, they will be partners in every way a PG movie will show...
Now having watched it... I was more or less right. Considering the parent series was trying to mix the normal plot line up a lot, this movie was rather straight forward. Before Shrek apparently (although I don't see any reason why this needs to be a prequel, it could occur any time), Puss encountered his 'brother' Humpty and together they went for the magic beans to fulfill their childhood dream of getting to the golden goose. And yes, there is a lady cat, Kitty Softpaws, involved. The first two acts are decent enough, but the last one is a bit of a mess, with the revelation making the first act pointless, and then there's the last boss battle which still doesn't provide anything new plot wise...

Fine, this is a cash-in then. This also follows Dreamworks standard policy of big names for the voices, with Antonio Banderas joined by Selma Hayek (I initially thought Penelope Cruz, it was going to be one or the other), Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris. And surprise guest voice by Guillermo del Toro. Decent performances from all of them, as you'd expect.

So, yeah, fun but not innovative. I expected more, but still enjoyed it.


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