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Puss In Boots (2011)

Old 10-22-11, 02:55 PM
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Puss In Boots (2011)

Saw this today at a free 3D IMAX screening. Cute take on PiB's origins, and his friendship with Humpty Dumpty. Without spoiling too much, this takes place way before Shrek, and plays more like a spaghetti western in parts than a fairy tale romp, although the mix of fairy tale and real was surreal. No pop references, although there is one sly pot reference about 3/4 of the way through. I enjoyed it, but I would likely have waited til video to see it if I had not gotten a free pass.
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Old 10-22-11, 04:58 PM
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Cool. I've been looking forward to this. Reading it plays like a spaghetti western has me even more interested.
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the trailers for this look hysterical - looking forward to seeing it.
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Old 10-28-11, 01:08 PM
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this was insanely fun - and in IMAX-3D the animation and particularily the action scenes are dizzying (to excellent effect) whether running on the roofs, or flying in the air on the bean stalk - the use of motion and the extra dimension make this exhilarating. I also thought the use of the split screen effect was great and added humor to one scene in particular. As N2DVD pointed out the pop humour references are mercilessly kept at bay (
'The Bean Club'
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Old 10-30-11, 01:56 AM
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I saw it in 2D and you can easily tell this movie was made in mind for 3D. I had moviecash which was basically the only reason I saw it. The character of Puss was just OK as was the movie. The cat references usually brought a chuckle and I'm sure cat lovers would love the movie.
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Old 10-30-11, 02:05 PM
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Horrible movie. It was an incredibly insipid comedy based around a character that's just a cheap Inigo Montoya impression running for 90 minutes. Nothing original and nothing funny. I didn't laugh once and winced at every single joke. What a terrible movie.
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Old 11-01-11, 09:18 AM
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Granted, I like cats, and I liked the character of Puss In Boots from the Shrek movies, so I was pre-disposed to enjoy this full-length feature of Puss In Boots, and I saw it in 3D as well.

The first 20 minutes are really entertaining, then it hits a bit of a lull as Puss reveals his origin and his relation to Humpty Dumpty, and then it's off on the main plot of the film that involves magic beans, giant bean stalks, castles in the sky, etc. They made good use of the 3D for many kinetic scenes featuring running, jumping, sliding, and flying.

What I find really funny is how Puss reacts when he's scared or surprised, he reacts just like a real cat, and his reactions just slay me, it's a small detail, but appreciated. There are some fun dance sequences, and Antonio Banderas has a lot of fun voicing Puss In Boots.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B. I'd grade it higher if I wasn't weirded out by the sight of Humpty Dumpty looking like Steve-O from Jackass.
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Old 11-02-11, 09:27 PM
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My girlfriend and I really enjoyed it. It's funny, and the animation was well done. 3D was well done, though not surprising since its animated. We're both cat lovers so I'm sure this contributed to our enjoyment of the movie (Puss being totally distracted by the reflected dot of light, lapping the milk, etc.)
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Old 11-19-11, 08:08 PM
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Get free movie money to see Puss In Boots when you buy a DreamWorks BD/DVD or DVD at WalMart.

Shrek 2
Shrek the Third
Shrek Forever After
How To Train Your Dragon
Monsters Vs. Aliens
Madagascar 2
The Bee Movie

Flushed Away
Shark Tales
plus above titles

Didn't see any Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were Rabbit or Kung Fu Panda there.
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Old 11-26-11, 01:54 PM
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Saw this today and was pretty much underwhelmed. My wife wanted to see it and was going to go alone. I should have let her. I dozed off a couple times. There were definitely some cute moments and a couple laughs but it felt more like a subplot from the Shrek movies stretched into a feature film. The only saving grace was the box office guy was a friend of my daughters so he gave us a free ticket with one purchased, so at least I was only out $5. I can't stand 3D so this was in 2D. Maybe this was one of those that can't stand on their own in 2D? I give it a C-
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Re: Puss In Boots (2011)

guys i have a doubt.... What actually happens to humpty at the end when he falls off the cliff.... he turns into a golden egg... does that mean that he died or is he still alive? Plz clear my doubt...
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^ Spoilers!
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Old 01-14-12, 05:58 AM
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Lol sry... i forgot to say "spoiler alert"...

But really i am curious... does anyone know what did humpty's transformation into a golden egg mean?
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Old 04-22-12, 01:25 PM
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It means there was good in him still. And the mama goose taking the egg with her back to the castle was like an angel taking him up to heaven. Or something like that.

Anyways, rented this last night, enjoyed it very much but then again we are cat people, but it was still so much better than the Shrek movies and shows what you can do when you sit down and really try to make your own story instead of just making fun of stuff.
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