Recent movies such as “The Vow”, “Chronicle”, and “Women in Black” made their big debut in local theaters, attracting millions of movie fanatic, ranging from teenagers to grandparents. But what people don’t realize is the lack of animation movies available for the general audience right now. Sure, “The Vow” has melodramatic plot line and dashingly attractive actors, but will kids like to watch it? Probably not. Sure, “Chronicle” features three high-school students with telekinetic power, but can kindergarteners relate to them? Not really. And sure, “Women in Black” chilled the audiences with its grisly tale and creepy plot, but will elementary students watch this movie? No. What I think a perfect animation movie that the younger audience can watch is “Puss in Boots”.
Puss in Boots made his first film appearance in the movie “Shrek 2”. In it, Puss in Boots, or Puss for short, charmed all the audiences with his strikingly blue eyes. Whenever he sensed danger, his puppy-like gaze always got him out of trouble. He was also a skilled fighter, artfully dodging his enemies like it was no big deal. Audiences were instantly attracted to Puss and wanted to see more of him. Well, thanks to DreamWorks, now we have a whole movie dedicated to Puss!
The movie tells of Puss’s story before he meets Shrek. The camera zooms in on his glowing eyes and zooms out, revealing an intoxicated man holding onto Puss. Puss stealthily slips out of the room to pursue what he was looking for most of his life: The magic bean. In the city, Puss learns that a duo of villains named Jack and Jill already got a hold of the magic beans. After a mix-up of events, Puss finds himself collaborating with Kitty Softpaws, an attractive female cat with incredibly “soft” paws, and Humpty Dumpty, Puss’s old childhood friend. The trio of protagonists follow after Jack and Jill in order to sabotage their magic beans and plant it themselves. But be aware! There’s a turn of event towards three- fourth of the movie that nobody would’ve predicted…. It’s “______________________!” Sorry. You thought I was going to give it away, huh?
Personally, I went inside the movie theatre to watch this movie without much expectation. I mean, I liked Puss in Boots and his mesmerizing eyes, but the whole story line of how two cats and one egg (Humpty Dumpty is, as you may have guessed, an egg) chases after magic beans seemed absurd to me. However, I was wrong; it was probably the most entertaining movies I have seen in my life. Sure, it does not give you a lasting impression like some movies (i.e.: The Notebook, Toy Story 3, Water for Elephants), but it gives you the instantaneous entertainment. Even critics approve: Rotten Tomato, a renowned movie critic site, gave this movie an 83%. Considering that my third- favourite movie “The Blind Side” received a 66%, that’s impressive for a movie that starts two cats and an egg.
So, in conclusion, I have three contentions to summarize. First, Puss in Boots is a phenomenal movie; it has awesome sound effect, lovable characters, and witty humors. But don’t expect to get all teary- eyed after the movie; you’ll forget about it five hours after the viewing. Second, don’t be fooled by Puss’s adorable charm; he has his masculine sides. And third, cats are adorable.