Puss in Boots (2011)
Franchise Hasn't Run Out of Gas Yet
I've enjoyed all of the Shrek films (yes, even 4) because of their inventive and tongue-in-cheek take on popular fairytale and legendary characters. This spinoff film is no different and the best parts are humor that contains a more "wink, wink" adult element that may go over the heads of children. Antonio Banderas' Puss in Boots character is essentially a caricature of Banderas himself and the film's "Desperado-esque" setting makes for a solid adventure film, with some great one-liners, and beautiful animation. It will never equal the fresh feeling of the first Shrek film, but as another enjoyable entry into the franchise, it succeeds.