Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The True Story of Puss N' Boots on DVD and Blu-ray - An Amateur Review

The True Story of Puss 'N Boots came out October 4th from Phase 4 Films.  

A young farmers son inherits a strange talking cat with magical boots. With his cunning wit, Puss helps him win the heart of the Princess while battling devious suitors that are after the throne. 

The 411:
This movie stars William Shatner as the voice of Puss 'N Boots.

In this movie adaptation, the storyteller, explains that he witnessed a story and he has decided to tell to the young and old.  Then our story begins with the Chamberlain, Queen and Jester discussing how they must find a husband for the princess.  The princess wants a dancer and the Queen doesn't feel she needs to marry. My favorite parts of the movie starred the Queen! She is huge, lazy and uses a fly swatter to wake her husband.

Next we see the princess who is dancing and singing badly and our hero Peter, whose dying father willed the family's cat to him and instructs him to make the cat, boots out of the leather in a trunk upstairs in the attic. He dies telling his son to always have trust in his cat.

The princess loves dancing so much that she goes out to a tavern masked and sings with her strange back up dancers.

The cat introduces Peter to the Princess and they fall in love much to the Chamberlain's dismay.

While I like the graphics and think the story is OK. There were many disturbing moments. The princess's singing and dancing for one. AWFUL!  The princess and Peter talking in front of a big bed and than kissing right before the princess starts singing "I feel pretty" the next day. Strange message! But the worst part of the whole movie was William Shatner's voice! Ugh...never have I heard something more disturbing. When I asked my 6 year old her thoughts on the movie she said, "I didn't like the cat's voice". Huh, she didn't like it for the same reason and she doesn't even know who William Shatner is.

The lesson behind the movie is a good one and could be lost in the translation, You don't have to be at the top of the food chain to finish first. If given the opportunity and with confidence, even a miller's son could marry a princess. 

If you are going to watch, watch it with an open mind. This movie stays truer to the story and is dark at times. However, as a fan of animation, especially the 3D animation that doesn't require glasses it is worth a watch.

Rated: G

Time:  79 minutes.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy for my personal opinion of this movie.

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