Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: He has burned through eight of his nine lives, leaving him with only one life left. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

  • Released: 2022-09-23
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, John Mulaney, Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo, Wagner Moura, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anthony Mendez
  • Director: Joel Crawford, Chris Miller
  • Falko_h1 - 24 May 2024
    A delightful and adventurous tale
    "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" is a charming and action-packed adventure that breathes new life into the beloved Shrek universe. The film follows Puss in Boots on a thrilling quest to find the mythical Last Wish, a journey that promises to restore his nine lives.

    The animation in "The Last Wish" is vibrant and visually stunning, capturing the magical and whimsical essence of the story. The characters are brought to life with rich detail and expressive animations, making the film a visual treat for audiences of all ages.

    The story is engaging and filled with humor, heart, and a touch of nostalgia. Puss in Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas, is as charismatic and daring as ever. His journey is filled with entertaining encounters and challenges, keeping viewers hooked from start to finish.

    The supporting characters add depth and fun to the narrative, each bringing their own unique charm and personality to the film. The dialogue is witty and often hilarious, perfectly complementing the fast-paced and imaginative plot.

    In summary, "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" is a delightful film that combines stunning animation, a captivating story, and lovable characters. It's a must-watch for fans of the original Shrek series and anyone looking for a fun and heartwarming adventure.
  • anguzmanc - 10 March 2024
    One of the best movies of the Shrek franchise!!
    As a continuation of the Puss in Boots' story, this cat inspiration of El Zorro, returns like the most favorite hero (how in the movie sings) in that magical and fantasy world. Where an inexpected event occurs,when he dieds but is reborn and after a fight and he realizes that he has spent six of his seven lives (it giving an analogy of the seven lives that a cat has). For this reason, he needs to search for the mythical Wishing Star to recover his lost lives, finding new and some old friends on his journey.

    The animation for this movie is the most detailed and varied of the other films produced by DreamWorks to date. With the use of different CGI techniques that allow to transmit in a wider way, each of the situations that Puss must confront.

    I think the plot of that story is very entertaining for kids as well as adults, covering different themes such as friendship, love, the search for the why of each person, until harder concepts, such as past traumas and when an anxiety attack happens.

    Lastly, as I said before, this film talks about a societal implication, being problems that are not seen in children's movies, such as those complicated themes of trauma and anxiety that exist in out lives, that can teach children how to deal with them in a healthy way and show them that it's not something that should be hidden or ignored.
  • OddityReviewsStuff - 23 December 2023
    What Animation Should Be
    This movie deserves a better score. I went to watch this movie with a friend, not expecting much, and we were both blown away. The animation, story, humor, absolutely amazing.

    First off, the animation. I'm most definitely not the first to point out the art style and animation, but boy, is it amazing. The lower frame rate in characters movement during the action scenes really added a visual pop and was eye candy to watch. The paint-like nature of the textures truly make the movie feel more based on fairy tales and storybooks.

    The story was intriguing to watch advance, and I was anticipating every moment that would soon follow. Puss and his realization of mortality was captivating, to say the least. And to top it with the three antagonists, that all advance the plot, while not feeling rushed, was immaculate. None of the villains were generic in the slightest. One being a classic evil villain, another a literal force of nature, and a sort of gray-area villain to feel for, all amazing.

    Every single joke landed between us. We were dying of laughter. The jokes were not generic or immature in the slightest. Hell, even some clips circulated around the internet for a while following it's release.

    We still talk about how great this movie was, a year after we watched it in theaters.

    If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend it. It should be on Netflix, depending on your region.
  • jfine-58750 - 11 January 2023
    10/10 as a Movie not just Animated Movie
    The writing and character development in this movie is phenomenal. The voice acting is the best you will see in animation. This movie has everything, it really does. Most people won't give this movie credit because it is a Puss in Boots movie but it has such creative storylines it is unbelievably enjoyable for everyone. My kids loved it, my wife and I loved it.

    Might actually go see it again in theaters. The build up of all of the characters in this movie is wonderful. While at the same time they give them all their instinctual animal traits. John Mulaney's character was such a perfect and creative villain.
  • 2YB1YDAK - 10 January 2023
    Cherish what wraps you right the moment.
    The Wishing star is a symbol of the "fantasy" that occupies a place in everyone's heart. Because life is not perfect, we fantasize about immortality, we fantasize about never being apart, we fantasize about never being defeated. Many of us spend our lives in vain for this fantasy, but we don't stop to look around us. What is the beauty and truth that is neglected?

    Death, loss and failure are all things that we have to go through in our life. This story about the omnipotence of Wishing star and the non-existence of Wishing star tells us that nothing can help us avoid all these things. We can only accept, face and adapt to them with the spirit of our heart. The beauty of fantasy may not be so good, but the real beauty may be in the present, perhaps it is not too late, waiting for your discovery and embrace; Abandoned heart, insatiable, will come back to bite you.
  • throwawayxv - 9 January 2023
    Animated Masterpiece
    I watched this movie in the cinema around its release and the experience was amazing. This is definitely a movie that benefits from a bigger audience as some moments can be quite cringeworthy due to trying to get a particular emotion out of the crowd so actually experiencing it makes it so much better.

    The art direction in this movie was fantastic and borrows elements from Arcane and Spiderverse. Characters have a nice dynamic together and the mature jokes as well as dark experiences definitely turn this movie into something everyone can watch, no matter their age group. It was a captivating movie with a well thought out plot, a story that caters to all emotions and amazing character designs. I love it!
  • BijeshNagesh - 8 January 2023
    Filled With Feeling
    First Impressions:

    An emotion-driven action-adventure based on one of the most popular fairy tale characters ever written, "The Last Wish" was packed with seamless storytelling value and one of the most relevant messages conveyed through the medium of animation.

    The Crew:

    Directors: Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado Story & Screenplay: Tommy Swerdlow, Tom Wheeler, and Paul Fisher Musical Scoring: Heitor Pereira

    The Voice Cast:

    Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots Salma Hayek as Kitty Softpaws Harvey Guillén as Perrito Florence Pugh as Goldilocks Olivia Colman as Mama Bear Ray Winstone as Papa Bear Samson Kayo as Baby Bear John Mulaney as Jack Horner Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Mama Luna Bernardo De Paula as the Governor Wagner Moura as the wolf symbolizing Death

    Plot Analysis:

    So much value and meaning was packed into this animation feature, which was technically a "Shrek" spinoff. The story came full circle near the end with Puss, Kitty, and Perrito off to see an "old friend".

    "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" re-imagined several popular characters like Jack Horner - the boy from the "Little Jack Horner" nursery rhyme who put his thumb in a Christmas pie and pulled out a plum - and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. These re-characterizations were elegant and flawless.

    The idea of Puss marrying Kitty held immense merit, especially when see in the context of "The Last Wish". On a related note, every interaction with the wolf that symbolized Death was a lesson in enriched storytelling.

    The musical scoring and animation teams did brilliant work in "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish". They made the movie feel profound and great for both adults and kids alike. Nothing less than excellence came from their respective departments.

    Writing and direction were a 'make or break' factor in this movie. They certainly made it. As for the voice cast, they delivered on every count.

    This tale saw Puss coming to terms with the fact that he was getting older and may not live forever. In keeping with the spirit of his character, he was down to his last life (the ninth). This plot-element added great tension in "The Last Wish" and made the motivations of every character in it seem relevant and credible.

    Final Notes:

    The idea behind the "star light, star bright" wish was amazing. I couldn't guess how things would pan out with Puss in relation to the titular last wish.

    I admired how the team kept things simple and relatable. They focused more on emotion rather than just high-octane action, which received its fair share of attention in the movie anyway.

    "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" set the stage for a major continuation of the "Shrek" franchise. It also delivered a high standard in animation-movie storytelling.
  • pranayjalvi - 7 January 2023
    Gorgeous animation and stellar cast, Puss dances in his boots again
    It's been nearly two decades since the adorable Puss made his screen debut in Shrek 2 and 11 years since his starring debut. In an elaborate action sequence that opens his new animated adventure Puss In Boots : The Last Wish, he is looking to redeem his lives since he is down to his last one.

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish mixes stunning animation (with storybook illustration style) with a poignant, surprisingly mature story to deliver an amazing sequel for an adventurer. It is darker in tone but still is funny and compelling by all means. With an excellent cast and style, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is one gorgeous and dynamic fractured fairy tale. DreamWorks Animation has done an amazing job, and yes they are renowed to get better with franchise sequels (Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, not Shrek though)

    My Rating : 8.5/10.
  • mkjglobal - 7 January 2023
    Quite simply BRILLIANT!
    This film has renewed my faith in movie making. There are still some really talented people out there, there must be. This film is a testament to it. I was really taken aback by how good it was.

    There is so much in this film, so many references, so many tangents it could well have veered off on, but it didn't. It held itself together perfectly.

    All the characters were well rounded, remarkably so. I wouldn't be surprised if other films were made off the back of the rich pickings found in this film. By this I mean in regard to the attractiveness of the personalities it so clearly defined.

    I haven't seen a film of this calibre for quite some time.

    Well done.
  • jomy-augustine - 6 January 2023
    Unreal animation
    Super bad animation... Twelve years ago the animation looked like real animation.... what's this??? The character designing seem thirty years old but just faster than how it was back then... Couldn't connect at all with the script and creation.... It's a similar disaster like "adventures of buck wild" they ruined an interesting character back then, they are ruining another now... It happens when u employ impassionate people and make them work under poor direction... But it's not the worst disaster so go ahead and give it a shot.... Maybe you'll find something interesting that I missed.... Let me know in your review.