Dream cast: How to stream ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ online
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish has taken Hollywood by storm. While the titular character has always been a standout in the Shrek franchise, few were expecting him to come back after a decade and lead one of the most entertaining and acclaimed family movies of the year. Yet, somehow, that’s exactly what we got.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is the sequel to the 2011 film Puss in Boots, and received almost universal praise for its animation, its action scenes, and its comedic set pieces. It also grossed a whopping $403 million on a $90 budget, making it a smash hit and the second-highest grossing animated movie of 2022.
While most people went to see The Last Wish in theaters, there are some who decided to pass on it, assuming it was going to be mediocre or a tired rehash in the vein of the last few Shrek movies. Now that the word is out, though, let’s discuss the different ways you can stream it.
What is Puss in Boots: The Last Wish about?
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish has a surprisingly ambitious plot. Puss in Boots must find the mystical Wishing Star in order to restore his nine lives, while thwarting the effort of those who desire the star for evil means. Puss must also avoid the mysteriously hooded wolf who plots to kill him before he can regain his powers.
The film provides ample opportunity for the character of Puss to showcase the charisma and comedy that made him such a fan-favorite to begin with. He’s no doubt facing some of the most frightening and dangerous enemies in the entire franchise here, so anyone going into the movie expecting a generic villain is in for a surprise.
The characters that Puss meets along the way also contribute to the entertainment of the movie overall. They bring out different sides of the swashbuckling cat, and ultimately help him in his pursuit. There’s a surprising amount of growth that Puss goes through by the time he gets his wish.
Who is in the cast of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish?
The Shrek franchise has also been good for netting A-list voice talent, and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish keeps the tradition going. It assembles a mind-boggling number of famous names, each of whom bring vitality to their parts. The titular Puss is once again played by Antonio Banderas, who is the only actor returning from previous installments. This is the fifth time Banderas has voiced Puss, making it the character he’s played the most onscreen.
The Oscar-nominated Banderas is joined by Oscar-nominated Salma Hayek Pinault as Kitty Softpaws. Hayek Pinault has an instantly recognizable voice and is an obvious choice to co-star alongside Banderas, given their explosive chemistry in the El Mariachi movies. Harvey Guillén and John Mulaney also make brief appearances, and their natural comedic chops help to add levity to an otherwise action-packed adventure.
There’s the Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks is voiced by Florence Pugh, who is quickly becoming one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood, and the bears are voiced by Ray Winstone, Samson Kayo, and Olivia Colman. All three of these performers are wonderfully eccentric in their roles, and Colman adds even more Oscar pedigree as she took home the award for Best Actress in 2018.
Where can I stream Puss in Boots: The Last Wish?
Given its popularity among kids, there are going to be lots of parents who assume Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is going to be on Disney +. Unfortunately, the movie was released by Universal Pictures, so it will not be available on the streaming platform at any point. It will not be on HBO Max, either, since it’s not a Warner Bros. release.
The good news is that Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will be available to stream on Peacock. You will be able to watch it for free if you already have an account, and if you don’t, Peacock offers a number of affordable plan options.
Of course, if you want to go the free streaming route, you can always use sites like 123movies. Sometimes using sites such as these will lead to pop-ups and ads showing up on your device, so be cautious.