Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Constance Marie, Guillermo del Toro, Rich Dietl, Ryan Crego, Tom Wheeler, Conrad Vernon, Tom McGrath
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Animated action adventure directed by Chris Miller. Puss in Boots (2011) follows Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) long before he met Shrek, when Puss is run out of town on suspicion of bank robbery, even though the real villain is his friend, Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis). Later, while trying to steal magic beans from the infamous criminals Jack and Jill, Puss crosses paths with his female match, Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek), who leads Puss to his old friend, but now enemy, Humpty Dumpty. Though there is still animosity between them, Puss and Humpty reunite to steal a goose that lays golden eggs. Together, the three plan to steal the beans, get to the Giant’s castle, take the golden goose, and clear Puss’s name.
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Puss in Boots: Through the years I have been known by many names. Diablo Gato, The Furry Lover, Chupa Cabra, Frisky Two Times and then The Gingerhead man. But to most I am Puss in Boots, outlaw!
Puss in Boots: I will never forget you, Margarita.I mean, Rosa. Sorry. I think maybe I should go.
Puss in Boots: What can I say? I was a bad kitty. Just a fugitive from the law, forever running. Searching for a way to clear my name. And I would get that chance on this one fateful night.
Bar Patron: [as Puss enters the bar] Raoul, look what the cat dragged in. Oh, wait! That is the cat!
Puss in Boots: Bottle of leche, please.
Bartender: What are you doing here, Senor? Did you lose your ball of yarn?
Puss in Boots: So funny.
Bartender: One leche coming up.
Puss in Boots: I am not looking for trouble. I am but a humble gato in search of his next meal. Perhaps you gentlemen can let me find a simple score.
Moustache Man: [he holds up Puss’s bounty poster] The only thing you’ll find tonight is trouble, Puss in Boots.
Puss in Boots: You made the cat angry. You do not want to make the cat angry!
Bar Thief: What about Jack and Jill?
Luis: Shh! Are you crazy?
Puss in Boots: The what?
Moustache Man: The murderous outlaws, Jack and Jill, have gotten their hands on magic beans.
Puss in Boots: Do not joke with me about magic beans! I searched half my life for them. They do not exist.
Luis: No, cat. We have seen them.
Jack: Why don’t we cut down on some of the hijacking and murdering. I mean it’s fun and all, but uh, I want to have a baby.
Jill: A baby what, Jack?
Jack: A baby us, Jill. We’ll raise it wild, like a squirrel or something.
Puss in Boots: [to the masked cat]Those magic beans were my score. You just caused me a chance of getting the golden eggs, mi amigo. Put up your paws up.
Puss in Boots: Fear me, if you dare!
Kitty Softpaws: You hit me in the head with a guitar!
Puss in Boots: You are a woman? Woh!
Kitty Softpaws: Amateur!
Puss in Boots: Wow! Senorita, wait! Let me buy you some leche! I am a lover not a fighter.
Puss in Boots: [as he’s looking for Kitty in the dark alley] Hello? You are hiding from me? I like to play the games too. I sense in you a kindred spirit. I smell something familiar, something dangerous, something breakfasty.
Humpty Dumpty: It’s been a long time, brother.
Puss in Boots: Humpty Alexander Dumpty. How dare you show your face to me!
Humpty Dumpty: I know you’re angry. You have every right. But it is good to see you, Puss.
Humpty Dumpty: Are those new boots?
Puss in Boots: No! They are the same boots I wore when you betrayed me.
Humpty Dumpty: Betrayed you? You left me cracked in pieces on a bridge, surrounded by soldiers! They wrote a song about it!
Puss in Boots: I had the magic beans in my grasp and you sent this very attractive devil woman to interfere. You are a curse on my life!
Humpty Dumpty: Woh! Woh! Wait! Here me out, okay? Yes, yes! I sent Kitty to bring you here. But she is no ordinary thief.
Humpty Dumpty: [Kitty takes off her gloves to reveal she has no claws] She’s Kitty Softpaws. The softest touch in Spain.
Kitty Softpaws: [as she steals Puss’s boots] That’s a lot of heel for a guy, don’t you think?
Humpty Dumpty: Look, with Kitty’s skill, your sword, and my brain, we’ve got a fighting chance here. Puss, come on. You of all people know that nobody is ever ripped off the giant’s castle and lived to tell the tale. You want to survive, you need a plan. And I’ve studied this job my whole life, you know that. Alright, let’s be honest, without me you don’t even know where to plant the beans, Puss. But Jack and Jill do, they’re on their way. We go up the beanstalk outlaws and we come down legends. So what do you say? Partner?
Puss in Boots: No, never again.
Humpty Dumpty: I’m sorry, okay? How long are you going to hold a grudge? It’s been seven years! That’s like thirty five cat years! You need me! And I need you, Puss.
Humpty Dumpty: You got any idea what they do to eggs in San Ricardo prison? I’ll tell you this, my friend. It ain’t over-easy!
Ohhh Cat: Ohhh!
Kitty Softpaws: So, you’re in?
Puss in Boots: Well there is one teeny tiny iddy biddy problem.
Kitty Softpaws: And what is that?
Puss in Boots: You work for the egg!
Kitty Softpaws: Oh, come on, Puss! What happened between you and Humpty that was so bad?
Puss in Boots: I am afraid with me and Humpty the scars are too deep. It all started a long time ago.
Kitty Softpaws: Oh, no! No! No! No! You really don’t have to tell me your whole life story, please!
Puss in Boots: You may want to sit. It is at times quite painful.
Kitty Softpaws: Okay, here we go.
Puss in Boots: [flashback story of how he met Humpty] Even though he took my beans, the egg stood up for me and I decided that I would always have his back. It was something about this strange little egg that intrigued me.
Humpty Dumpty: [he and baby Puss are looking up at the sky] Oh, when I find those magic beans, they’ll grow a vine straight up into the clouds where a terrible and a fearsome giant hoards his greatest treasure, the golden goose. Oh, the golden goose. Just one, just one of her golden eggs could set me for life. It’s my destiny, Puss. I can’t really explain it, but I just feel like I belong up there.
Humpty Dumpty: [he sighs and Puss sighs along with him]Well, this is awkward. This is kind of, uh, a solo dream here. I don’t really need a dead weight, you know? Hold me down.
Humpty Dumpty: [as Puss turns is making big cute eyes at him] What are you doing? Oh man, that’s good. The eye thing that you’re doing, that is really splendid. Okay, let me just think for a second, alright? Okay, this is crazy but I am considering a partnership. I just need to know one thing. Can you commit?
Puss in Boots: Si, I can commit.
Humpty Dumpty: Oh, you can talk!
Humpty Dumpty: First rule of bean club, you do not talk about bean club. Second rule of bean club, you don’t talk about bean club.You ready?
Puss in Boots: Ready.
Humpty Dumpty: From this day forth, it shall be known.
Puss in Boots: Never alone, always together.
Humpty Dumpty: Humpty and Puss. Brothers forever.
Puss in Boots: And from that moment on we were united on a great adventure to find the magic beans. Humpty was the brains and I was the skill.
Humpty Dumpty: Well, we got red beans, we got green beans, coffee beans, lima beans. But no magic beans.
Puss in Boots: Would you care for a jelly bean?
Humpty Dumpty: Oh, thank you.
Puss in Boots: [referring to the magic beans] Finding them meant everything to us. But we never did find them. And as the years passed, the quest for magic beans seemed more and more like a dreams of a child.
Puss in Boots: How strange it was to be a cat in boots, but, woh, I look good! And as the light of my path grew brighter, Humpty’s road grew ever darker.
Puss in Boots: [flashback of when he bails Humpty out of jail] This is our home, these people have done nothing to us.
Humpty Dumpty: Our home? Okay, yeah. I get it now. You get some fancy boots and now you’re too good for me?
Puss in Boots: That is not true.
Humpty Dumpty: We weren’t born here. We’re orphans and all we got is each other. You understand?
Puss in Boots: We are better than this.
Humpty Dumpty: But we’re partners.
Puss in Boots: We are brothers. But I am not stealing anymore.
Puss in Boots: [flashback of when Humpty deceives him into helping him rob the bank] You tricked me!
Humpty Dumpty: I had too! You left me no choice!
Humpty Dumpty: Puss, save me!
Puss in Boots: Save yourself.
Puss in Boots: I lost everything I cared about that day. My brother, my honor, my home. All I thought about was the disappointment in my mama’s eyes. And I have been running ever since.