Maggie is finally at the age where she enjoys watching movies, so I was excited to hear about The True Story of Puss’N Boots from Phase 4 Films. The cute, orange cat on the box reminded me of our kitty Jack and with William Shatner as the voice of Puss, I thought I’d enjoy it too. …but I was wrong.
The True Story of Puss’N Boots focuses on a family friendly theme of accomplishing dreams no matter the obstacles and while I believe that’s an important theme, I found this movie to be a little scary for young children. The characters are very dark and it was difficult to recognize William Shatner as Puss.
Also, for a children’s movie – I was a little shocked by the look of The Princess. Too much cleavage and poor choice of clothing for a movie with a G rating. Maybe I’m overreacting, but I just don’t find it appropriate for my girls.
I think this movie should be targeted for more of a tween audience, particularly for boys. I would also suggest that the rating be changed to PG, there was no foul language, but with the dark nature of the characters, it was frightening for Maggie. I had high hopes for this movie, but sadly this will not be a movie that makes it into our movie rotation.
Interested in buying this movie? The Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack retails for $24.99 and the DVD is available for $19.99.
** In partnership with Team Mom/Child’s Play PR, I received a complimentary copy of this DVD for the purpose of this review. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **