I watched Puss in Boots: Last Wish last weekend, and I had an amazing amount to say. I reluctantly watched this movie with a group of friends. This review is from someone who has never seen a prequel and was completely uninterested in these kinds of movies.
But to my surprise, I loved this movie. I was very impressed with how serious topics were portrayed in a movie that looked like a silly children’s movie. I am drawing. I was surprised at how well the anxiety was portrayed.
I never thought I would be so intrigued by the character development of a cat with a katana. Puss seemed to be known as an adventurer, fighter, and quite the flirt. However, the movie also begins with him having a very arrogant and self-obsessed personality.
His fearless charisma is soon challenged by a very scary villain. , A bounty hunter aiming for cats “The Big Bad Wolf”. The wolf symbolizes death, and the cat has lost only one of his nine cat lives.
This movie is just starting to fascinate me. At this point in the film, anxiety begins to play a large role in the film and in Puss’ life.
Fearing the big bad wolf, Puss fakes his own death and hides in a cat shelter. This is where he meets what I believe to be the best character.
Perito is absolute sunshine despite his extremely sad backstory. The topic of animal abuse and neglect was mentioned without revealing too much.
The film shows how anxiety affects daily life and relationships. The anxiety the cat is coping with begins to prevent him from doing things he used to love.
In one scene, Puss looks like he’s having a panic attack. I’ve never seen a movie that portrays panic attacks so perfectly. I think the scene where Perito comforts the cat in this scene was the best part of the whole movie. It showed that sometimes just having someone by your side is enough.
By the end of the film, Puss overcomes his fears and anxieties and also improves his personality. He started out as an arrogant cat and became a better friend with a better outlook on life.