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
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.
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.