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
  • meellon-95947 - 13 January 2023
    Beyond good, 10 is not enough!!!
    I honestly expected fart jokes and dum dum humor, but honestly the way this MASTERPIECE balances out the funny and the scary and the serious and just everything is amazing!!!

    The flow doesn't seem forced and it's just smooth sailing, every character has sense for being there even some you don't expect. The way the heroes are driven the motivations and the way the characters are written are on another level!

    The animation style is a subject for itself! I wouldn't he surprised if it got an award for the best animated film of the year!

    DreamWorks is really doing stuff well but where I must take my hat of is the main villain.. The way it gives the puss motivation and the subtle hints and timings of him on the screen are perfectly executed, I've watched it 3 times now, tomorrow is time for the part 4.

    Definitely absolutely recommend it!
  • zarroc-71399 - 13 January 2023
    For us millennials, this is now one of the classics
    What a story. What a villain. What an experience. 4chan recommended this movie and boy am I glad I saw it. I haven't seen such an amazing, bone-chilling villain in such a long time. What an emotional story that has such cuteness overload and heartbreak intertwined perfectly. This is a must watch movie. Dreamworld hit it out of the park with this one.

    I only saw shrek 1 and 2 which I absolutely adore. This movie has an awesome message even if the laughs aren't as good. The story of an adventurer facing retirement. It's a story that brings some Don Quixote vibes but also resonates with what I imagine old people feel as society tells them to stop living life and go to nursing homes.

    Definitely going to see this movie again.
  • dalyons-09311 - 12 January 2023
    Completely Original Sequel
    Besides the presence of Kitty, I could've been convinced that there was no Puss in Boots 1. The sequel is closer to standalone than direct. And more than just being different story-wise, Puss in Boots is not even close to the same movie as the first one. For starters, the animation is really creative. It takes a page out of Spider-Verse to look intentionally choppy at times by messing with the frame rate to give it a comic-like feel. To aid this, the art in this movie is incredible. Some things are more abstract than realistic, there are beautiful colors that contrast, and there's tons of creative scenery. It almost feels like the creative team made beautiful paintings and tried to build a movie out of it rather than make a movie and then fill in the scenery, which works really well here. Next, the movie is way darker. It's plenty funny like all DreamWorks movies, but whereas the original was entirely fun, this one was very dark. The wolf villain, in particular, was one of the scariest villains of the year. The dark aesthetic, the voice acting, the uncanny whistle and soundtrack, and the camerawork all created fear perfectly. He was probably my favorite part. Also like all DreamWorks movies, it's sweet and heartwarming. The only downside of this movie is that, besides the animation, nothing blows me away. It's not as funny as The Bad Guys, as heartwarming as How to Train Your Dragon, or as action-packed as Kung Fu Panda. Everything about it is good but not great. But the brilliant animation gets an otherwise decent movie to become nearly perfect.
  • bindingblade - 12 January 2023
    Where was Shrek!? 😡
    Yet again another overhyped terrible animated film. No plot, no good characters, no fun or interesting villains, and terrible action scenes. I can already tell this film tried to copy into the spider-verse, but that was a very bad decision. If you want good action look at a movie like Batman and Robin a cinematic masterpiece. The wolf was just a character made for furries. You want a good villain? Go look at Hans from Frozen then you will know what a good villain is. Oh boohoo meow meow oh no only one life left I'm so scared. And what's even worse? No Shrek! 😡😡😡 I am not kidding when I say that I am truly ogre with these Puss in Boots movies. They somehow made this worse than the first one. At least with the first one and had a good twist villain, but this couldn't even deliver a good villain. And I can't stand when this film tries to be dark. If you want to know how to make a dark film then go look at Shrek the Third and Boss Baby. DreamWorks really needs to learn from their past mistakes such as Kung Fu Panda, Shrek one and two, and How to Train Your Dragon. They have finally been making good movies such as Boss Baby 1 and 2, but they just never learn from their mistakes. 😤
  • alexvelichkova - 12 January 2023
    The first movie is one of my favorites. It's funny, the story keeps you on your toes, the visuals are amazing. This one... didn't live up to the amazing adventures of puss in boots, nor his humor. Watching the animations I thought to myself that something must be wrong because it looked like something from 2005, not 2022. Or at least a different style that the original and what I'm used to seeing from DreamWorks. Puss in boots, kitty and some other characters were really well animated whereas, comapared to perrito and the environment which felt like a really early scketch. It didn't feel finished and it wasn't worth the wait.
  • SoumikBanerjee25 - 12 January 2023
    One darn good entertainer!
    This has caused quite a stir in recent days, and it's it safe to say that it eventually caught my interest. Speaking for myself, I knew nothing about Puss because I had never seen a single movie in the 'Shrek' lineup, which sparked my curiosity even more.

    To prep for this allegedly wonderful sequel, I had to finish the first film first, which I did. I saw the first Puss in Boots movie this morning, but to my utter disappointment, it did not meet my expectations, and uncertainty worked its way in. I was worried about whether the sequel would live up to the hype.

    And I am pleased to report that it did. 'The Last Wish' may not be among the best films I have ever seen, but it is an interesting and enjoyable watch for sure.

    The visuals are absolutely gorgeous, the blend of two distinct animation art styles makes for an interesting cinematic experience, the score, too, sprinkled its fair share of magic, and on top of that, the characters are more fleshed out, unlike the last time, and the inclusion of 'Perrito' and 'Death' brought radical changes to the narrative, their mere presence made this more exciting.
  • Oktay_Tuna - 12 January 2023
    A Strange Comparison(with Breaking Bad) and Then Some
    In the Shrek movies, Puss in Boots was a very likable character. I think it is safe to assume that most of the people who love Shrek (specifically Shrek 2) also enjoy seeing Puss in Boots. It is enjoyable to watch him, doesn't interfere much with the themes of movies but has funny scenes and great action. As I was thinking of these things, I realized something. He is just like Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad. Saul Goodman is a great character in Breaking Bad. He is great in scenes he is in and is so fun to watch but he isn't much of a character. Then Better Call Saul came and Saul Goodman (Jimmy Mcgill) became as complex as (if not more) Walter. First Puss in Boots movie wasn't like that for Puss. It was more of the same in Shrek movies. This movie delivers the character Puss in Boots desperately needed and then some. His arc in this movie is amazing and in a perfect world, the script of this movie would get an Adapted Screenplay nomination at the Oscars this year (considering the fact that the competition in the Adapted Screenplay category is nonexistent).

    Death is an amazing villain. Having shorter screen time than most characters makes him an even better character. Again another comparison to Better Call Saul, Death is like Lalo Salamanca. Lalo also doesn't have a big screen time in the six seasons of the show, but he is easily one of the most memorable characters. Death is always there, back in the audience's mind, and just when you forget that he exists, he returns. His whistle, his charisma... Brilliant!

    Puss and Kitty's storyline and conflict are very complex when you remember that this is an animated movie mostly targeted at kids. The themes of legacy, the meaning of life, and the fear of attachment are very refreshing to see in an animated movie again. The addition of Perrito creates a great contrast between him and Puss and I would even go further to say that it can even spark some philosophical discussions about which way to live is better for you. Legacy or living a life where you are comfortable with your family.

    I loved the additions of the three bears and Goldilocks. Their storyline was also fairly interesting to see progress. The weakest link in the movie is the character of Jack Horner. He has very funny moments and is very interesting to see a villain who is truly deeply villainous with no point of return in an animated movie. Its relevance to the plot could have been better but the conscience bug thing was interesting to see unfold.

    The animation and action scenes are superb. Especially the ones with Death. Death is so good that I can't believe it. There are many jokes that land, songs that are fun and most importantly the movie structurally works. It just works. With this many characters, with this many plotlines, with this many detours, you might think that it is impossible to tie this in a great package. But they do. When this movie is at its worst, it is decent but when it is at its best it is one of the best-animated movies, ever.

    Where did this movie come from? I would have wanted to be a kid when I first watched this movie. I would have been scared but I would have loved it. Then I would have watched it again, sometime. And then again. It would have created nostalgia and at my age today when I would have looked back I would have said, "it is not the best-animated movie ever, but it is my favorite animated movie ever." because it would have been. What more can I say?
  • 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.
  • joshuamarksberry - 11 January 2023
    Dark themes incorporated in to Family Film but executed perfectly
    I really thought this film was going to be a mediocre film like the first one. So my initial expectations were low. After seeing the film I would argue that is way better than Avatar 2 or really any film in 2022. This film tackles very heavy topics like anxiety, death, letting people down, and dealing with huge changes if your life. All the characters are humanized, visuals are better than Spiderman into the spiderverse, and I was rarely bored.

    Another thing to consider if you are taking your kids to see this film, is that the film has a dark themes. However is still more suitable to watch with kids than 90% of the films currently out there.

    So expect a roller coaster of emotions.

  • bsnyder-37428 - 11 January 2023
    The first time. And then the next one I iuiuiui I was so excited for the first one and I just couldn't believe how many times it took to make a new character like this and then it just happened to me that it would take forever for the first person I was to get the new one and I had no clue how it was gonna happen but it did it so I could get the first person that was like a second one so it would take like two minutes and I just got it all over and I just had a lot to get the second person that was really good so it took like two seconds and I just didn't even get to see the second person that I.
  • howiekopecky - 11 January 2023
    I never write reviews but...
    Yes, it's really that good, and well worth your time and money, go support this movie! It's nothing short of incredible, what a pleasant surprise... All three antagonists are phenomenal, and honestly work quite well with the direction of the plot. Character development is great, especially Puss's arc with him beginning to appreciate the value of his life, because he's down to his last one, along with kitty soft paws and perrito being very charming and likable. This movie is mature with its message, clever, funny, entertaining, and a family friendly movie. Death is my favorite character by far, his dialogue and the commanding, intimating, and cool voice he brings to his lines in the voice acting is super effective. This movie provides you with a 100 minute escape that is a blast, "straight up." 🙃
  • nicholasvalenzuela - 11 January 2023
    Movie Was Great!
    I saw this movie for the second time, this time with my mom, sister, Ashlyn, and Alan. It was such a fun movie and actually left me sitting back with the my heart racing. It left me with a burning sensation, of wanting to do something with my life. Overall everyone really liked the movie rating it either a 9 or a 10. It was hilarious and had such a great message. I feel like I watch a lot of movies that mold and shape my life, and this is definitely one of them. I felt great watching this movie and can't wait to see what I do this next upcoming year. Thank you to the makers of puss in boots you guys did a great job I will definitely be thinking of this movie a lot :)
  • Drawmort - 11 January 2023
    The multilayer film that was always meant to be (the first one can be forgotten now)
    Let's start by saying that this movie is the sequel to a spin-off. Originality, there is no. But make no mistake, this review will be the polar opposite of the previous one, and it's all because this movie has vast improvements in every aspect. Fasten your seatbelts, we're going to the land of comparisons!

    The general aesthetic has been completely revamped and changed to separate itself from the saga that was born. Other than the characters (and something in the end), there's nothing here that comes close to Shrek or the first Puss in Boots movie. What there are are layers and layers of colorful landscapes, anime movements, well-grounded humor, absurd humor, children's humor and even for each character there is a lesson behind it, don't forget that after all, this is a fairy tale.

    The really great thing about this film is that it's a multi-layered work, which makes it suitable for all audiences. However, the most salvageable is the lesson that remains for the film industry itself: It doesn't matter to wait more than ten years to make a sequel, as long as it's well done. Let's forget about the hamburger factory. This should always be so.

    Separate point, did you notice the movie references? There are many, but my favorites are two: one of James Cameron's movies and another one of the most popular movie of just last year.

    Get ready because this will be the new animation style from now on.
  • cheesebobithecyborg - 11 January 2023
    Amazing Film
    Truly an amazing experience, I though it can't be as good as people said, it was better!

    It is a visually stunning and action-packed animated film that tells the origin story of the beloved character from the "Shrek" franchise. The movie features outstanding voice acting by Antonio Banderas as the titular character, who brings the charming and charismatic feline to life. The film's animation is top-notch, with vibrant and detailed environments, and smooth and fluid character movements. The story is engaging and full of twists and turns that keep the audience on the edge of their seat. Overall, it is a fantastic movie that is sure to entertain both children and adults alike. It is a true cinematic experience that should not be missed.