This Shrek spinoff Puss in Boots is a prequel that tells the story of the adventurous kitty voiced with great charisma by Antonio Banderas.
Our favorite cat teams up with the lively Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) on a dangerous search for Jack and Jill's "magic beans."
They get help from Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) as they climb the beanstalk to a castle in the clouds to nab the golden goose to repay debts back home.
The movie is lively, colorful and family-friendly. The 3-D is not bad, but I don't like wearing those glasses.
Don't expect this fairy tale to play out the way you remember it from childhood, especially with a Zorro-like cat as the lead.
Puss in Boots was one of the best parts of the Shrek movies, but a little of him goes a long way. The feline has some trouble maintaining his shtick for 90 minutes, so the flick-o-meter gives the film four out of five.
Digital Projection show times for 'Puss in Boots' at Northeast Cobb's Park 12 Cobb Stadium Cinemas are: 3:15, 5:30, 7:45 and 10 p.m.
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About this column: Brett Martin is a familiar face in the Atlanta area. He was the Entertainment reporter and Road Warrior for Fox 5 and Good Day Atlanta for many years (1999-2007). Brett continues to be a film critic and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He has personally interviewed nearly every major movie star and academy award winning actor and actress over the past two decades. You can catch all his reviews and find out more about Brett on his two websites. His movie reviews can be seen at www.flickedup.com. His video production business, which specializes in online commercials, can be seen at www.brettervideo.com. If you have any specific questions contact Brett via email at email@example.com or friend him on Facebook www.facebook.com/brettervideo. You can also follow him on Twitter at @imbrettmartin.