Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.
This review contains spoilers: read at your own risk.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: Synopsis
Following the success of Shrek movies and the first Puss in Boots movie, ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ focuses on the most challenging adventure for our hero to date. He will have to fight some villains, make peace with old friends, and meet new ones.
Everyone knows the story of Puss in Boots, and I am sure you have watched him in the Shrek movies. His cuteness and famous “Puss in Boots Face” is impossible to forget! If you liked these previous movies, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will just fulfill you. You can’t miss it!
The beginning of the movie already has action and introduces us to the Legend. It also introduces us to the beginning of his final quest. I was very shocked to see such an introduction, but I loved it! It was very dynamic and on point regarding Puss’s character.
We can see our beloved Puss in Boots as sassy and partier as ever. He keeps the essence from his previous movies, and I loved how they still managed to portrait him as a vigilante. He could be too arrogant at some points, but that’s also part of Puss’ personality. I truly didn’t expect him to have drastic changes in his priorities and values since his meeting with the Wolf. I could understand why he had this change, but never expected it to come from a “lost battle”. My first thought was “Wow, he hurt his ego SO bad?”.
A character that surprised me in the best way was Perrito (Harvey Guillen). He was introduced at Mama Luna’s home, in Puss’ retirement; and it was just too cute! The way they show his genuine and innocent spirit and his kind heart truly melted me. Every interaction he had with Puss or other characters cracked me up and taught me so much simultaneously. Even if he was portrayed as “too innocent”, he gave some very important lessons sometimes. He surprised me and absolutely won my heart.
Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) was exactly as I remembered: sassy, independent, strong headed and supersmart. I adored how they introduced her in this movie, and how they explained us her story with Puss without being too obvious. The essence and chemistry between her and Puss was as strong as day 1! We can see her soft spot for Puss, but she’s still holding him accountable for what he did. There was a time lapse between the first Puss in Boots movie and this one, and they did great to catch up and explain what happened.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Review
As I thought, this movie was an AMAZING sequel to the first Puss in Boots movie. They respected Puss’ essence, even if they had to put him through an existential quest with lots of dilemmas. The introduction of Perrito and the use of Goldilocks and The Three Bears tale is simply magnificent! I never thought I could see Goldie as a badass with her bear family as a sort of heists gang, it was super clever and funny.
I also adored all the references they introduced through the movie, especially from the villain, Jack Hornet (John Mulaney): Cinderella, Pinnochio, Mary Poppins, Aladdin…it was brilliant and a great tribute.
Perrito became my 2nd favorite character of this saga, he’s truly adorable and relatable! I love how his relationship with Puss and Kity developed -also a super smart reference to the alleged conflicts between cats and dogs-. I was afraid this movie would break some of the characters’ essence or ruin the previous ones, but it did not disappoint!
Nevertheless, I must admit I got so scared with the introduction and development of the main villain, the Big Bad Wolf (Wagner Moura). The darkness in the animation, the music, and the sounds he’s always humming wouldn’t stop giving me chills! I actually understood Puss’ fear.
In summary: it’s a perfect movie to enjoy with your family or friends under a cozy blanket. It will definitely transport you to your childhood and feel super warm. Also, it’s okay if you haven’t watched the first movie of Puss in Boots, because the storyline isn’t linked. But I recommend you watch it, and Shrek ones, to understand all the references better and enjoy it a lot more.
Have you seen the movie ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ yet? If yes, what are your thoughts? Don’t forget to check this place when we will be back with more reviews.
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Hello! I’m Paula, a Spanish deaf girl who absolutely enjoys and loves watching movies and shows, as well as traveling, reading and writing. I grew up reading adventure books and writing fictional stories, and continued watching cartoons, movies and shows. I soon found myself enjoying that SO much that it became my special place and a way to escape from reality and problems, while it helped me to learn a lot and grow. My friends call me Dori and/or minion, but it's only my distinctive aspects that make me unforgettable. Don’t believe me? Well, consider yourself challenged to prove me wrong.