Puss in Boots review – 4/5 stars

Spin-offs can be a good thing. But when it comes to cinematic spin-offs (Wolverine, The Scorpion King, Elektra), most of them have fallen short (quality-wise) of the original film or series.
With this offering, it is quite satisfying.
Puss In Boots follows our furry feline hero try and steal some magic beans from outlaws Jack and Jill, with the help of cat thief (see?) Kitty Softpaws and Humpty Dumpty, Puss’s childhood friend.
It’s nice to see Puss have the spotlight, rather than fight over it with Shrek and Donkey in the Shrek series. His mannerisms along with Antonio Bandera’s silky, sexy voice makes him an endearing animated character. Salma Hayek’s Softpaws, along with Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris as the rogues Jack and Jill were quite underused in terms of jokes and puns – Banderas and Humpty’s Zach Galifianakis easily had all the best lines in the film.
It was fun, action packed and the animation was well-put together – a charming flick.

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