I love Puss, he’s been my favorite character from Shrek since the 2nd one came out. I completely lost interest in the Shrek movies following the release of the 3rd, I thought it was terrible, so when I first heard they were making a movie about Puss I had mixed opinions about it. I had hope for it since Puss is an interesting character on his own and the concept could be good, but the last two Shrek movies were just flat, forced humor and not that good. So I was hoping that this film wouldn’t be packed full of pop culture jokes, bad pop music and all the other things trademark of the Shrek sequels. Thankfully it wasn’t. It was funny, had good characters, no annoying music and an interesting story…maybe I’m also a little biased cause it’s full of… KITTIES. XD
Anywho, the characters are interesting, none of them did I find really annoying. I didn’t like humpty dumpty that much, but I didn’t find him obnoxious, so that was a plus. Kitty Soft-Paws was great; I liked her a lot. Puss… well I always liked him, he’s pretty much the same as you see in the other films. The cast was put together well, all of them fit their roles rather nicely. The music was good! By the same composer as X-Men First Class, Henry Jackman. Had a good Latin theme to it, very up beat. I enjoyed it, and will probably buy the score.
The story was not really what I was expecting, but that’s fine by me. It was still a silly fairytale, but very much different from the Shrek series. I liked it more actually. I just hope if they make a sequel to this, cause you know it’ll happen if it sells well in the box office, that it won’t turn into another Shrek sequel. Anyways, the movie was pretty fast paced, I didn’t get bored with it.
I did not see this film in 3D, so I cannot comment on the effects in that realm, but I honestly don’t think you need to see it in 3D to appreciate it. It was fine the way it is. Will I recommend it in theaters, sure! 3D? Well if you want to fork over the extra $5 sure. It’s a nice popcorn flick, full of funny felines, good music, and a fun story; I’ll be getting on Blu-Ray when it comes out.