Sunday, November 27, 2011

One Minute Movie Review: Puss in Boots

The first two Shrek films were absolute classics in their own right. Myers created characters that have both endeared and endured woven into a story that created a well balanced tapestry of humor and heart. However, the third and fourth installments are simply horrid, losing all the freshness and humor of their rpedescessors, replacing them with corny jokes and parodies and inferior plot devices. This newest conquest is no exception. To think that the stories of Humpty Dumpty and Jack and the Beanstalk combined would appeal to anyone was a stretch, to begin with, especially the writers of this cat-astrophe utilized them. Why the so called creative team thought that a movie about Puss in Boots should not tell the story of Puss in Boots from literature escapes me, but most recent ideas floating about in Hollywood usually do, and judging by box office numbers I am not alone. The comedic timing is off, the plot is uninspiring and silly, the action is okay, and the acting is mediocre at best. It had a lot of potential but utterly miss the mark. These boots were made for walking, but they limped along at best. Like a Bobby Ewing shower scene, pretend all the later flicks in this series are an awful dream, and focus on the original movies that are true cinematic gold. 2 out of 5 Kernels: this film is a little better than watching Puss cough up a hair ball.

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