Dir: Chris Miller US cert U 90 mins
Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend… The Boots
A million online videos prove two things: cats are cute and cats are funny. Puss In Boots ticks both those boxes early on, and Antonio Banderas’ cheeky charmer looks even more huggable than he did in the Shrek movies.
In some other spot-on voice casting, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris add to a spaghetti western feel as Jack and Jill, while animator Bob Persichetti, playing a supporting feline, snatches scenes with only one word of dialogue. Meanwhile, reteaming with old pal Banderas for a fifth time, Salma Hayek is rival thief/ love interest Kitty Softpaws.
The plot sees Kitty reunite Puss with his old orphanage partner-in-crime Humpty ‘Alexander’ Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis); together, the trio plot to steal Jack and Jill’s magic beans and plunder the golden eggs in the giant’s castle.