Puss in Boots 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.
Rarely do I watch a film more than once, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve watched a film more than 3 times…”Puss In Boots: The Last Wish” is one of them! This is a movie for the entire family to see and enjoy! Smart, witty, fast-paced…from ages 5 to 105, everyone is going to love this movie! Listen to our podcast here to find out why I’m so in love with Antonio Banderas, er, um, I mean “Puss In Boots.”
For my review as it appears in The Daily Journal, go here.
Anchored by a joyous voice performance from Antonio Banderas, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish proves to be the rare, animated feature that will appeal to anyone ages 5-95. Brimming with imagination and wit, its premise is a bit of genius played to optimum effect. The swashbuckling Puss has encountered a problem his swordplay and charm can’t defeat. Seems he’s used up eight of his nine lives and out of an abundance of caution, retires to an old cat’s home where he can live out his remaining years in peace and safety. However, his need for adventure makes for a short stay when he finds there’s a fallen star in the middle of treacherous forest that will grant a wish to whomever finds it first.
Puss is out to get there first in order to wish for more lives, but he gets stiff competition from Little Jack Horner (John Mulaney), Goldilocks (Florence Pugh) and Kitty Softpaws (Selma Hayek) who are all intent to get to the star first for their own reasons. Before they each realize they already have what they desire, double crosses, devastating puns and thrilling action take place, all making for a film that entertains far more than a certain multi-million-dollar, waterlogged epic in current release.
3 1/2 Stars