Rent Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)

3.6 of 5 from 213 ratings
1h 38min
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Synopsis:
Everyone's favourite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline, 'Puss in Boots', returns in a new adventure from the 'Shrek' universe as the daring outlaw discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll. Puss (voice of Antonio Banderas) has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star on his grandest quest yet. With only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: Kitty Softpaws (voice of Salma Hayek).
They are joined in their journey by a chatty and cheerful mutt named Perro (voice of Harvey Guillén). Together, our trio of heroes will need to stay one step ahead of the fairy tale realm's craftiest crooks including Goldilocks (voice of Florence Pugh) and the Three Bears.
Directors:
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Producers:
Mark Swift
Voiced By:
Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Harvey Guillen, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo, John Mulaney, Wagner Moura, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Anthony Mendez, Kevin McCann, Bernardo de Paula, Betsy Sodaro, Artemis Pebdani, Conrad Vernon, Cody Cameron, Kailey Crawford, Al Rodrigo, Bob Persichetti
Writers:
Paul Fisher, Tommy Swerdlow, Tom Wheeler, Etan Cohen
Aka:
Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish / Puss in Boots 2
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Anime & Animation, Children & Family
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/05/2023
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, German, Italian
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The All-New Short Film: The Trident
  • Deleted Scenes
  • How to Make a Paper Perrito Tutorial
  • And Much More!
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/05/2023
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
Dutch Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, English Audio Description, English Dolby Atmos, Flemish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Audio Description, French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, German Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • The All-New Short Film: The Trident
  • Deleted Scenes
  • How to Make a Paper Perrito Tutorial
  • And Much More!

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Reviews (1) of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Funny in parts Puss-in-Boots movie too reliant on CGI - Puss in Boots: The Last Wish review by PV

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10/01/2024

I liked this, some great one-liners and an interesting story - all a bit of a caper or chase movie really. It is a QUEST story basically.

what I disliked was an over-reliance on CGI Just too much of it and looked like a computer game at times, Bright colours, flashing lights and noise are popular with smaller kids but older viewers need more. No doubt the usual types would demand trigger warnings for this film as it is full of violent scenes.

I liked the cat/dog jokes though fail to see why a southern African-American cat lady features in the land faraway - though it seems EVERY single film now must tick the boxes like this. Eyerollingly annoying. I cannot see what it adds. Just have a cat lady.

Lots of fun with cats having 9 lives - which has been done before, in books such as THE NINE LIVES OF SUMMER and others. It is done well here and in an original funny way. I liked the way the story touched on philosophy and mortality - ALL great stories esp those for kids need threat, death and danger (no matter what the crybabies of today claim). Just read some fairytales. Blood and guts and galore galore in them! And all the better for it. The kids can cope. YES THEY CAN!

Some fun with Goldi and the 3 bears, with Florence Pugh and the great Ray Winstone doing voiceovers.

A perfect Christmas film really, just let it waft over you after lunch... do not take too seriously.

I did not like the song much - too modern R&B.

No spoilers but the end hints at a sequel. However, this would be a good place for the series to stop IMHO.

3.5 stars.

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Critic review

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (aka Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish / Puss in Boots 2) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Having made his debut in Shrek 2, Puss in Boots has become Dreamworks’ most notable spin-off character. He’s appeared in the following two Shrek movies, his movie, and a TV series. After nearly two decades of becoming notable for his rapier wit and cat-style cuteness, it’d be easy to scoff at The Last Wish as a tired tale for the cat in boots who swipes with swords. And, yet, here we are with what may be one of the best films to come out of the franchise since Shrek 2.

What makes The Last Wish such a compelling animated film is that there’s a bolder story to tell rather than the mere riffing on familiar fairytale elements. Puss (Antonio Banderas) is still an eccentric swordfighter who laughs at authority and fights any challenge that comes his way. But he’s getting on in years and is using up more of his life than he initially thought. Now down to the last of his nine lives, the specter of Death, portrayed as a sickle-wielding wolf voiced by Wagner Moura, stalks Puss and waits for his other boot to slip into the grave. It’s spooky stuff that makes Puss question his mortality, no longer able to laugh at death the same way he did before.

The only hope for Puss, besides the degrading retirement of a housecat that he favors briefly, lies in a wishing star that has crashlanded. Those who find the star will be granted one wish, and Puss fervently desires more life. His quest finds him gaining the most unlikely of allies with a deceptive cat thief called Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and the innocent therapy dog, Perrito (Harvey Guillén). He also has some enemies to counter with the mob boss Jack Horner (John Mulaney) and the gang-like mentality of Goldilocks (Florence Pugh) and her three bears (Olivia Coleman, Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo). While Goldilocks shakes down others for info, Horner uses his array of fairytale items to lay waste to any who get in his way (including his men).

It should come as no surprise that this film is brimming with lavish CGI animation for the fantastical nature of a story in a realm of fairytale lore. There are dazzling sights as the magical map instantly transforms the path into marvelous sights of floating islands and wondrous forests. The fight scenes are particularly worth noting for the reduced framerates, and the dynamic poses focused on by the camera, presenting action as thrilling as it is easy to read. The opening fight with Puss battling a giant monster while using a bell as a weapon is brilliantly staged. Every shot feels remarkable for zooming in and out without giving the audience vertigo. Dicing up the animation styles in this manner allows the slower moments better chances to breathe with the detail and fluidity in the animation.

There’s also a cleverness to how the film handles some surprisingly tough topics. How do you adequately communicate the existential dread of realizing you may die some day? This film treats that fear with both absurdity and maturity. It’s a film where you can understand Puss’s desire to keep up his hopeless fight against death while still laughing at such sights as Horner’s men being stripped to their bones by fantastical creatures. Those are just the heavier elements, mind you. There are still plenty of simple moments of comedy in how Puss stabs his giant enemies in the thumbs, and Perrito lets loose with the vulgarity.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a film that is as delightful to the eyes as it is meaningful in its messages of mortality. The fantastic writing makes the animated adventure all the more exciting for the stunning animation and hilarious bits of mocking fairytale convention. It’s doubtful if this will be the last Puss in Boots movie, but it’s a brilliant note to end on if true.

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