Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
In this spin-off from the Shrek series, Puss in Boots decides to retire from his adventures. He’s down to the last of his nine lives, and fears a super-skilled bounty-hunting wolf will be the end of him. But when he learns about a map to a magical wish-giving star, he can’t resist one more adventure which might help him regain all the eight lives he lost.
Of course, he’s not the only one after the star’s wish. Competing for the prize are Goldilocks and the three bears, Little Jack Horner (although now he’s Big Jack Horner), and Puss in Boots’ old friend Kitty Softpaws. With the help of a happy-go-lucky dog, Puss and the others battle for the map, racing each other to the treasure.
While the film is full of the Shrek world’s zany fairy-tale humor and animated action, it also deftly explores a number of important themes, such as facing fear with humility and the value of friendship and family, giving the thoughtful viewer a good deal to reflect on. The film is family-friendly, but like the Shrek films, does include some crude humor and some intense action sequences.
Runtime: 1 hour, 42 minutes
95% on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDb Parents Guide