Have you heard of the one, the only, Puss in Boots?

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Review: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Two important things happened last December 25th: Christmas, and just as important, the release of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”.

Coming into the theater that night I was told it would be “just another kid movie.” After being there for about two hours, I can tell you that this movie consisted of laughter, sadness, and adventure. Clearly, it has been classified as a movie that most, if not all will enjoy. 

This movie was unexpectedly surprising. Going into the movie theater I didn’t realize there was a “Puss in Boots” movie before this one, but that did not stop me from having a good time. Having not watched the first “Puss in Boots” was confusing at first but it did not ruin the movie at all. 

To my understanding, “Puss in Boots” was this fearless unbeatable cat swordsman who everyone was afraid of but was also honored to fight. I went into the theater expecting to see fight after fight after fight; but no, that was not the case, not for, “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”, in fact, it was quite the opposite. Puss in Boots was full of fear rather than courage, he was terrified because for once in his life he experienced goosebumps. Puss felt as if his entire legacy was built up to nothing once he had his last life to live. The incredible Puss in Boots was not the so-called “legend” he once was when his life came to an end. 

The journey of reaching “The Last Wish” was quite nerve-racking for not only all of the featured characters but also the audience. Puss in boots went through the trouble of reaching his last wish because all he wanted was his nine lost lives and he hoped to get them back. Puss in Boots felt that if his wish to retrieve his last wish was not accomplished he would lose his legacy as the famous most-loved Puss in Boots legend. Throughout this adventure I felt scared for Puss, I didn’t want him to die right before his arrival to the last wish, it was terrifying seeing him cross through all the danger within his path. It was somewhat comforting that Puss had a good team by his side, Soft-Paws, and Perrito even though he betrayed them after he got scared by Death following him, they still supported him once again. Their bond as a friendship broke the ideal “wish” Puss had on continuing his legend and made him realize that one life can be enough. By the time Death followed him to their last destination, Puss had the courage for one last fight. 

It was uplifting how that fear he felt didn’t stop him from making the right decision. It took him time, painful betrayals, and a lot of effort but he did it, he made the right decision. Instead of wishing for unlimited lives and continuing to live his life as the legend Puss in Boots, he decided to live one life with those who truly mattered to him. Soft paws (practically his wife) and Perrito. 

In conclusion, this highly sentimental piece of art impacted my feelings through his own fear and tragedy, but it also demonstrated the strength within each character. Most importantly though, “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” truly had a wonderful message expressed by the end of the movie.  This movie was extremely good, and I would recommend it to anyone to watch, it sincerely is not a waste of time.

Rating: 5/5