Saturday, May 26, 2012

Puss in Boots (2011)

watched this fun movie last night.  lots of adventure and daring do, but really light on fantasy.  unless you count talking cats and a walking talking egg as fantasy points.  I'm always surprised that people in these movies just accept cats and various creatures that talk, but it's not worth thinking about it too much, right?  of course, not, that's how their world is and that's how it should be accepted.

apparently taking place before Shrek 2, Puss and his companions Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws are after the legendary magic beans of "Jack and the Beanstalk" fame.  there are other forces and plans at work here, but that's the basic gist of the movie.

the actors and music were good, but it was about 10 minutes longer than it needed to be.  doesn't any editor work these days?  and what's with the camera having to move in every shot?  some quiet time in movies would provide a nice change of pace now and again. 

the slow motion in the action scenes is still over done.  it's been over done for 10 years and yet someone filmmakers think it's something NEW to see.  and oddly enough, there wasn't that much swordplay in this movie, considering the hero is known to use a sword.

Humpty's design was just creepy, too.

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