Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Joel Crawford, Januel Mercado
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Duration: 102 minutes

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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It’s been a while since we last went on the standalone adventure of Puss in Boots. The well-clad cat had his solo adventure in 2011 and after the credits started rolling, we assumed this would be the last time we saw Antonio Banderas’ fuzzy persona for the last time in a long feature film. Now, however, the second Puss in Boots film, The Last Wish, has been released on DVD and Blu-ray, and we were lucky enough to check out what could be the feline’s last adventure. While we found that the original 2011 flick lacked a bit of what made the Shrek movies so good, this one, however, made us fall in love with the character once again.

The Last Wish revolves around Puss in Boots’ (Antonio Banderas) possible retirement from his career. After losing his eighth life, he has come to realize he is not immortal, and that perhaps his legendary status has made him lead a solitary life. When Death (Wagner Moura) himself literally starts chasing the pussycat-extraordinaire, Puss decides to hide in a cat sanctuary to live out his remaining days. Here he meets Perrito (Harvey Guillén), an overexcited dog, who is very happy to meet a cat that is actually talking to him. They both embark on an adventure when Puss learns about the location of the Wishing Star, a star that would give him his depleted eight lives again. That being said, there are several others who are also trying to get their hands on the star.

The flow and pacing of the movie are spot on, even though many events have fairly predictable endings. The film has a nice balance between humor, action, and story exposition, and it also ensures both younger and older viewers can have the best experience possible when viewing The Last Wish. We didn’t encounter any dull moments, and even though the movie refers to past events, they are also explained in a fashion that newcomers to the series will understand everything that unfolds. We did love the references to the first film and even the older Shrek films, making it seem as if there are other projects on the horizon.

Unsurprisingly, the acting performances here are top-notch. Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek bring their respective characters to life in a way that brings us back to the days when the Shrek franchise just started. The new cast members also do a formidable job bringing their characters to life, and the new characters voiced by Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman, Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo, John Mulaney, Wagner Moura, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph all have their deserved spot in the limelight. Supporting characters are also voiced by experienced cast members.

The Blu-ray version of Puss in Boots comes with quite a few special features. You’ll be able to get to know the cast members who voiced the characters, as well as get opinions and insider information from the two directors. There are also deleted scenes and commentaries that you can browse through. Last but not least, there are quite a few extras that are fun for kids, ranging from a music video to drawing and arts and crafts tutorials. As a whole, you’re getting a lot of extra value when you pick up a physical copy of the film.


Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a great sequel to the original film, and it’s actually easily better than the 2011 movie. We loved the new art style, the fun storyline, and the great voice cast backing the project. We thoroughly enjoyed having another adventure in the same world as Shrek, and we do hope that new projects are on the horizon. This movie is great for those who have always loved the franchise but also for newcomers to the series.

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