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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: 10/10

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is every animation buff’s wet dream. It’s a colourful, creative and spirited tribute to animation that’s tightly bound in a perfect hour and 37-minute runtime.

The movie opens with a fun musical number and jumps right into a fluid and fast-paced fight with a mossy giant and a tiny, but energetically animated, Puss. Despite the size difference, you never lose Puss in the fight. The great animation doesn’t just stop there, the movie is full of fluid fight scenes right up till the end.

In this adventure, Puss is on his last of nine lives and ventures out for the wishing star for a fresh set of lives. Antonio Banderas returns to the role with such vigour, you’d think it was his first time playing Puss.

Salma Hayek returns as Kitty Softpaws and Florence Pugh makes her animated debut as Goldilocks. Pugh did character voicing right as you could hardly tell it was her.

Harvey Guillen, best known for his role as Guillermo de la Cruz in What We Do In The Shadows, plays another loveable and surprisingly useful character, Perrito.

The cast is full of talent.

John Mulaney plays a psycho grown-up Jack Horner from the nursery rhyme. The three bears are played by Ray Winstone (papa bear), Oliva Colman (mama bear) and Samson Kayo (baby bear). The trio has great chemistry.

The three bears have a running gag based on the too hot, too cold and just right, from their nursery rhyme and it never gets old.

The movie has a surprisingly tender heart at its colourful centre. The movie deals with Puss’s fear of death, found family tropes and facing your past, and they are all done with aplomb.

This is old news to anyone who’s been on Twitter in the past month but Puss in Boots: The Last Wish has an incredibly realistic depiction of a panic attack. Movies that deal with such heavy matters and take the time to portray them properly get an A+.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish was released in theatres on December 22, it was also released on Amazon Prime for an at-home premiere. Tickets are expensive and so is paying 30 dollars for an at-home release. For most movies, it’s okay to wait for them to be pirated or on the usual streaming platforms. But, this is a movie you should support.

It’s thanks to Into the Spider-Verses’ success that we can have blockbusters like Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Let’s hope Puss in Boots: The Last Wish keeps the trend going.

So go watch it.