Excerpt: This review probably deserves some clear, personal honesty: Donkey deserved the starring role. It’s not that Puss in Boots wasn’t an engaging character with potential for a breakout franchise, but Mr. Waffles? Seriously? How can you reject that opportunity?
Conclusion: Puss in Boots is yet another good effort from DreamWorks Animation, doing its part to distance the studio from its old reputation as a crass Pixar knock-off and reinforce its new one as one of the most reliably entertaining and increasingly sophisticated makers of family films.
Excerpt: The enduring legend of the Shrek lives on with its witty characters and seemingly never-ending bevy of source material. Fans of the franchise will no doubt gravitate to this “spinoff” of sorts starring Antonio Banderas’ highly popular “Puss.
Conclusion: After the sour turn that the 'Shrek' franchise took, it was hard to expect much from 'Puss in Boots,' but with Guillermo Del Toro now overseeing all DreamWorks Animation projects, and 'Kung Fu Panda 2' showing us how much he's bringing with him, expect DreamWorks Animation to continue pumping out...
Conclusion: Puss in Boots is a solid but slightly disappointing Shrek spinoff. The animation rocks and the characters are largely excellent, but the storyline is a bit thin and the jokes are at their best when playing on cat-isms, proving hit-or-miss otherwise.
Excerpt: Since his introduction in Shrek 2 , Puss in Boots has been a fun character to watch, from the swagger that comes with being voiced by Antonio Banderas to his inherent ability to use his “cute kitty” powers. But does he have the ability to carry a movie by himself?
Excerpt: It's pretty fair to say that we all knew that the fourth Shrek film, occasional "Final Chapter" subtitle or not, was not going to mark the end of a franchise that gave DreamWorks animation the opportunity to just print money every couple of years; how in blazes were they going to walk away from...