Movie Review: Latest Puss in Boots film ‘The Last Wish’ is worth the wait

It has been 11 years since Puss in Boots made his solo film debut. The long-delayed sequel reminds us why we love the little swashbuckling feline.


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Antonio Banderas returns to voice Puss in Boots in the popular ‘Shrek’ franchise spinoff.

If you could make one wish what would it be? Would it be for yourself or another?

“Puss In Boots: The Last Wish” is an emotional, but fun film with a comic book-style animation and a spirited adventure story.

As a fan of the whole “Shrek” universe, it’s great having something new to enjoy. It’s been four years since the release of “The Adventures of Puss In Boots” television series, so I was thrilled to once again enter the world of my favorite adventurous kitty.

“The Last Wish” also means the return of the talented Antonio Banderas’ voice as the swashbuckling feline after taking a break for the past 12 years. Banderas returns to bring to life a script that is really strong.

In “The Last Wish,” Puss finds himself at death’s door after having lost his eighth (of nine) life. Due to this, he sets out on an adventure to find a wish to get his nine lives back.

Though “Puss” is a children’s movie, it tends to be very dark as it deals with themes of death. That’s become a common theme with many children’s movies. However, this theme tends to lead to a lesson that not only the characters learn, but the audience, too.

Alongside Puss on his quest is his eccentric team. We’re introduced to Harvey Guillen’s character Perro, a crazy but loveable dog; and reintroduced to Salma Hayek’s character Kitty Softpaws—a fierce, but tender character. Through this team the movie delivers its best humorous and emotional moments. 

Even then, the movie can’t flourish without its villain. Who better than Wagner Moura’s character Death. Now with a role like this, you would expect great things from Moura, and he doesn’t disappoint, from Death’s spine-chilling whistle to a downright unnerving speech.

This movie is fantastic! All the effort put into it really shines. The emotion brings a real down-to-earth feeling. Don’t take my word for it. Go watch “The Last Wish” and decide for yourself.