There’s no question that the trio of writer/directors behind this almost-three-hour adaptation bit off more than they could chew. But what a remarkably filling stew they’ve managed to concoct out of David Mitchell’s celebrated and fractured 2004 novel.
When it comes to assessing the strength and necessity of one of the fastest reboots in cinematic history, the question is: Who would win in a fight between Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man? And the answer is obvious: Yes.
She is Medusa with a head of auburn snakes shellacked into a helmet, but somewhere beneath this follicular cement crown looms the elusive heart of a human being — at least, that’s how Meryl Streep plays Margaret Thatcher, the still-vilified former British prime minister who waltzed with Ronald Reagan while the masses rioted in revolt. Illustration by Steve Murray
Puss in Boots is Dreamworks’ attempt to shore up the sagging Shrek franchise — now at four movies and counting — with a prequel built around the series’ most charismatic character. Welcome to the story of Puss, as he was known in his pre-shod days