Puss in Boots Leaves His Mark in Theaters

Matthew Goodbred, Staff Writer

So, who wanted a sequel to 2010’s “Puss in Boots”?

I wasn’t one of those people, but I am glad they made one.

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” was an amazing movie, with a great new look, and a surprisingly adult theme to it.

Antonio Banderas reprises his role as the famous, swashbuckling feline, and gives a great performance as we see a new side of the typically self-aggrandizing cat.

Puss is down to the last of his nine lives, he learns of a way to possibly restore them to continue his adventurous lifestyle through a magic wishing star, but he’s not the only one hunting for the star.

More famous fairy tale characters like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Jack Horner have their own reasons for getting to the star and compete with Puss for it.

All the while on Puss is on this treacherous journey for the magic, he faces the looming reality of his mortality, knowing one slip-up could be the end of the legend.

The one thing I found most surprising about this movie was the depiction of Puss’ anxiety throughout the movie and the messaging around it, as it really affects who he is as a character and harms his relationships with his close friends, His anxiety gets so bad at one point it leads to a full-blown panic attack, which was disturbingly realistic to the real thing.

But through those friends he is able to overcome his fear of death and returns to being everyone’s favorite fearless hero.

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is a movie I could not recommend enough to anyone.