For whatever reason, I’ve been kind of obsessed with the Shrek character “Puss in Boots” ever since I first laid eyes on his eyes in Shrek 2. So innocent, so wide, so pleading are those eyes. Yep, I fell for the kitty’s act just like everyone else did. Were I an inhabitant of Far Far Away, I surely would’ve been swindled out of house and home by the assassin-for-hire’s charms. And this fall, thanks to the long-awaited Puss in Boots spin-off, we’re going to get to see how the fearless feline became such a smooth operator. (This teaser trailer doesn’t give us many clues, unfortunately.)
Hmm, are the boots the source of his power? I’m not sure, but what I do know is that Salma Hayek is on board to play Puss’s love interest, Kitty Softpaws, and Zach Galifianakis will voice another major character, Humpty Dumpty.
I wanted to include the first poster for the prequel-of-sorts as well, because I couldn’t help but laugh out loud when I read its tagline. Something about the combination of this being a kids’ movie and the phrase “Pray for mercy” just killed me.
My only complaint so far? (Come on, you can guess…) Why does it have to be in 3D?!?! Grr. Or whatever sound cats make when they’re bitter. Hiss?
Redbox movies featuring the cat himself, Antonio Banderas