New ‘Puss in Boots’ Trailer—Don’t Cats Do the Darndest Things?

Yeah, this trailer uses one of the easiest marketing techniques in the book; the pure, unadulterated power of animal cuteness.  But you know what?  It totally works.  I found myself laughing and smiling as Puss in Boots chased a pen light, or as he loudly slurped up his milk.  I don’t know if that says something about my simple sense of humor, but I was enjoying myself during these moments.  What I didn’t like, however, was the Shrek-ian aspects of the trailer.

Humpty Dumpty as a character didn’t make me laugh, and I couldn’t even tell that he was Zack Galifanakis.  Also distracting was Salma Hayek, who plays Puss’ love interest in the film.  I don’t know if Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides burned me off of love interests with sexy Latino accents, or if her character is just plain annoying.  Whatever the case, I actually think this film can be a fun action movie romp if they do it the right way.  I just don’t want Puss in Boots to become Shrek 4.

The trailer:

Official Plot Description:

Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

Puss in Boots opens November 4, 2011.