Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

 


Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, is a direct sequel to the 2011 Puss in Boots film. Puss in Boots comes to the horrific realization that he is on the last of his nine lives, and is now scared to be the adventures swashbuckler he has always been. He sets out on a mission to find a wishing star fragment to wish for all his lives back.

What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

The Good

I went into Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will little to no expectations being that this is a sequel to a movie spin-off that wasn’t that great. After watching this one, I was shocked by how much I loved this movie. One of the things that makes the Shrek films so much fun is the way they give us fun reimagining of well-known fairy tales. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish gives us several including a great new depiction of Goldilocks, voiced by Florence Pugh.

The animation of this film is a huge leap from previous films. It looks and feels a lot like Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), which makes the action sequences even more enjoyable. Probably one of the things I like the most about this movie was that not only is the story entertaining and funny, but that we see multiple characters experience some sort of development. Puss in Boots learns that maybe there is more to his life than being an adventurer. Kitty Softpaws finally realizes there are people she can trust. Even Goldilocks learns what it means to be a real family.

The Bad

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a very funny movie. Many of the jokes are geared towards children, but like with the Shrek films there are jokes targeted towards adults. Of course, this is not a bad thing, but one scene just rubbed me the wrong way. While characters are insulting each other, Perro decides to take a turn. This character who has been super sweet, and super naïve, through the whole film begins jokingly insulting the other character with “bleeped” words to imply the use of multiple explicative words. While it was supposed to be humorous, it felt very out of place for this character.

My Overall Opinion

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a sleeper film. Many people will avoid seeing this one because they weren’t fans of the original Puss in Boots, and that will be a mistake. This sequel outshines the original and it is a fun movie to watch. If you have children, or enjoy a good animated movie, I recommend making a trip to the theater to see this one a part of your holiday plans.

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