Puss in Boots

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ releases on Friday 9 December 2022

Review: ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ brings the Christmas magic

‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’: follows the adventures of the cheeky cat forced to choose between his reputation or making his last life count

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ releases on Friday 9 December 2022

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish may not be a Christmas movie by any means – but its central theme of appreciating the beauty of life and your loved ones – is something that holds true for this time of year.

Following in the highly successful Shrek franchise, the third Puss in Boss spin-off – starring Antonio Banderas reprising his role as the cheeky cat – is giving all the feels of a funny, family movie.


Puss In Boots: The Last Wish follows the adventures of the fierce and fabulous feline living his best life as the unconventional knight in shining armor.

But there’s one little issue standing in the way of his happiness: after living life dangerously, Puss is down to his last life (cats have nine lives, in case you didnt know)

Having squandered his eight previous lives partying, drinking, and performing foolish stunts, the cat finds himself fleeing from the face of death – which comes in the form of a scary werewolf.

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‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ releases on Friday 9 December 2022. Image: supplied

But there may be hope – a magical fallen star granting a wish to the person who successfully finds it – may give him more lives to live.

Will Puss In Boots pursue the star and risk ruining friendships along the way, or will he give up his arrogant, egotistical days as a bombastic hero?

Watch the movie and see for yourself!


According to the movie site Rotten Tomatoes – Puss In Boots scored a whopping 94% in positive reviews from acclaimed critics – and 98% from the public.

Here’s what a few critics had to say: 

Dave Lee: “Despite a formulaic approach, it’s a fun action/adventure pulp absolutely bursting with comedy, charm, and terrific characters; and sporting gorgeous animation.”

Christopher James: “The film blends childlike mania with poignant themes of belonging to make this perfect programming for families looking for a movie this holiday season.”

Carla Hay:Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a fun-filled adventure packed with comedic moments, poignant life lessons, and some wacky surprises. This sequel is an instant classic that charms with a talented voice cast, stunning visuals, and a very entertaining story.”

Tessa Smith: “By far the best of the franchise, this film is one of the most beautifully animated films of the year. It will keep all family members entertained and on the edge of their seats thanks to the action & intriguing plot. Funny & charming, too.”

Puss In Boots releases in cinemas around South Africa on Friday, 9 December 2022.