‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Is the Antonio Banderas Show (And Little Else)

One of the joys of catching up with the title characters of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is revisiting the perfect synergy of the title character and Antonio Banderas in the lead vocal performance.

When the character popped up in the wildly successful but middle of the road “Shrek 2” (2004), it allowed for some welcome scene stealing that was too much for a flimsy sequel.

Once Banderas was given full reign of the role and provided his own vehicle, the actor and character went to town and doused the audience with catnip. Seriously, if you haven’t seen “Puss in Boots” since its run in 2011, it’s not just better than you remembered but superior to the entire “Shrek” franchise it spun off from.

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