Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Cat is Back in "Puss in Boots"
"Puss in Boots" finally shines light upon the cat. Over the years, I found myself wondering if cats would ever be viewed as heroes in the world of film. They are always portrayed as evil, cunning creatures who work for the villain. Dogs are the ones who are loyal, respectful and never do anything wrong. Well, Hollywood should invest in cats because they can surprise people.
"Puss in Boots" is a 3D visual treat. There are times when you may find yourself reaching for the screen trying to pet Puss. In the latest adventure, the audience learns how Puss (Antonio Banderas) received his famous boots. Puss leads the life of a fugitive until he meets Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek). She convinces Puss to help her and his old friend Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) find the magic beans which will lead them to the Golden Goose. The only problem is they have to get past Jack (Billy Bob Thornton) and Jill (Amy Sedaris).
This is the perfect film for cat lovers as it pokes fun of common cat behaviors. Hopefully the cat will continue to gain respect in Hollywood and move away the evil, lazy and manipulative stereotypes.