Gore Verbinski and company may have pioneered the children’s spaghetti Western with Rango
, but Chris Miller and his crew might just have perfected it in Puss in Boots
-- a visually dazzling, high-energy adventure exploring the origins of the swashbuckling feline. An unpredictable yarn driven by knowing adult humor and sweeping action, it skillfully avoids the cloying clichés of the Shrek
series while still embracing the playful fairy-tale trappings that gave those films such widespread appeal.
Years ago, Puss in Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas) and Humpty Dumpty (voice of Zach Galifianakis) were just two young orphans who dreamed of acq...