Directed by: Chris Miller
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis
I have to admit, I stopped watching the Shrek movies after the second one, so I really have no idea what the backstory of this character is supposed to be (or was it in Shrek 2? I don’t fucking remember). I was a little surprised at the completely different tone of Puss in Boots, however. It was less a brightly-colored kid’s movie than a heist film… where everybody just happened to be fairy tale characters. Kinda weird.
There is a cat who is a swordfighter and he was best friends with a talking egg until his actions put the egg in prison. The egg hatches a scheme (GET IT?! EGGS! HA- never mind) to get revenge and also to steal a bunch of gold from a house on top of a bunch of clouds. The gold summons a giant goose to destroy the cat’s home town, but the cat defeats the goose and the egg dies. Without any names, this plot sounds really fucking weird, doesn’t it?
Yeah, it’s a heist film involving Humpty Dumpty and Jack and the Beanstalk. Also, a surprising amount of very sexual cat dancing. I really wish I was able to live a life where that phrase never existed, but there it is. At least Antonio Banderas is getting work. SOMEONE’S gotta fill that empty void of velvet-voiced latin man now that Ricardo Montalbon is dead.