Making its premiere on HBO last weekend was last year’s animated feature from DreamWorks Studios, “Puss in Boots”.
“Puss in Boots” is a spin-off prequel featuring Antonio Banderas’ feline character from the “Shrek” series of movies. It focuses on Puss as a young swashbuckler, as he attempts to pilfer the legendary magic beans from the notorious Jack and Jill, intending to scale the giant beanstalk in order to steal the goose that lays the golden eggs from the giant. Along the way, he has to deal with the treacherous Humpty Dumpty, and the seductive Kitty Softpaws.
Puss was a great addition to the “Shrek” series.
The question here is: Can he support a movie of his own?
The latest film from Director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”, “Erin Brokovich”, “Contagion”) and the first for MMA superstar Gina Carano hit theatres this weekend. “Haywire” is the story of a double-crossed secret agent on the run from her agency. Set up and sold out, she’s on the run and out to get revenge against those who wronged her.
Sound hackneyed? Been there, done that? Well, it is to a certain extent. With the exception of the fact that it features a female action lead, “Haywire” certainly isn’t out to blaze any new trails.
What it does do is feature first class directing, an excellent cast from top to bottom, and incredible fight sequences. This movie could wind up being the debutant party for future action heroine Gina Carano.