The animation is dazzling and that is probably the biggest plus of the film. The scenery is great and along with Cars 2, wins my award for best of the year. It also has a lot of fun action scenes. Those are a ton of fun and another big plus.
Unfortunately, there are a lot more bad things about the film than there are good things. Firstly, the movie is not that funny. The Shrek films are typically noted for keeping away from more kiddie humor and having humor that adults can enjoy too. It's more bathroom humor and crotch shots that make you roll your eyes. Secondly, the film's plot is stupid and paper-thin. There were a lot better ways to tell this story but instead they went for a more fairy tale route. The film takes a good amount of time to develop the story between Puss and Humpty, but we learn barely anything about both Kitty Softpaws and Jack and Jill. Characters would also pop in at weird moments and you'll go "hey, where did she come from?!".
Puss in Boots is an enjoyable film to watch but if you're looking for good, quality animation similar to Kung Fu Panda 2 or How To Train Your Dragon, you won't find it here. Kids will surely love the film, but adults won't really enjoy it that much. It's more like the last Shrek than the first two.
THE FINAL GRADE: C- (5.2/10)