Written by PETA
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Even while admitting to myself that I was probably well past
the target age for Puss in Boots, I couldn't resist the
allure of the swashbuckling, lady-killing feline hero. I wasn't disappointed. This
movie has plenty for young and old alike, from madcap adventures to the
hilarity of Antonio Banderas' smooth, romantic voice purring out of a tiny cat.
But the "legendary lover" has a softer side, which
we get a glimpse of when his love interest, Kitty Softpaws, sorrowfully confesses
that her claws were taken from her by a family she had thought loved her. Her
emotional retelling of the story elicits sympathy from both Puss in Boots and the
audience and will likely make people think twice about amputating their own cats' toes.
Kitty Softpaws has learned to make her misfortune work to
her advantage as a cat burglar, but as the film makes clear, unless Fluffy's
future plans involve a magic-bean heist, her claws belong right where they are
meant to be: on her feet!
Puss in Boots is a
delight for kids and for adults, who will chuckle at some of the
kids-would-never-get-that jokes, and it's a must-see for anyone considering
robbing a beanstalk—or a cat
of his or her claws.
Written by Michelle
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