The latest film in the Shrek Cinematic Universe has taken the world by storm.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is turning out to be the catnip you need to keep you pushing through the holiday season.
The tenacious tabby, played by none other than Antonio Banderas, is on his last legs; and he's going to make it one hell of an adventure.
Critics have rated the latest Shrek tale an impressive 93 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Yep, that's what the critics thought of a kid-friendly fun flick.
Regular folk have also lapped it up like a saucer of milk, with the film taking home a massive audience score of 98 per cent.
That makes Puss in Boots: The Last Wish the best performing movie in the Shrek universe so far.
Behind this incredible project on the rankings is the original Shrek, which has an 89 per cent critic rating and 90 per cent audience score.
Shrek 2 has an 88 per cent critics score and a 69 per cent rating, while the first Puss in Boots film is on 86 per cent for critics and 67 per cent for the audience.
Movie and game review site IGN's Rafael Motamayor had nothing but praise for the Puss.
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish takes not only the Shrek franchise, but DreamWorks Animation to exciting new places," he wrote.
Everyone I know who saw the early screening last week says dreamworks is on a hot streak and its one of the better things they've made.— Caudle -BLM- Snowytime Shapechanger (@Caudlewag) December 1, 2022
I cannot say this enough.
PLEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASE go see it when it comes out. Disney can't make ALL the animation money (Also support indies) https://t.co/on7mRJaXPk
"This is a spaghetti western-inspired tale of an ageing cowboy on one last adventure with some rather mature themes, aided by stunning animation that mixes 3D with 2D effects, and a painterly style that gives the film a unique look."
While that is a very flattering review, the epicness of Banderas' bada** bandit didn't end there.
Motamayor summed up the movie as 'the Logan of the Shrek franchise'.
Social media erupted over to the Logan comparison.
One user said: "I couldn't have guessed this sentence in a million years."
Another added: "Not surprised it’s doing good critically but describing it as 'Shrek’s answer to Logan' has me dying on the floor."
Another had a bit of insider gossip, and confirmed that Puss really is that good: "Everyone I know who saw the early screening last week says DreamWorks is on a hot streak and it's one of the better things they've made."
Banderas' bold and brash Zorro-esque character has always felt more rough and tumble compared with others in the Shrek universe.
You know, sort of like a mischievous moggy you might find in an alleyway scrap.
Puss doesn't have time for your fairytale nonsense, he's here to save the day and scratch a few foe from his list.
So, although we're already yowling at the moon like a cat in heat as we wait for this film to open, one thing is for sure: with reviews like that, it's got to be the catnip of kitty capers to get a review like that.
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish comes out in the US on December 21, in Australia on December 26, and the UK limps in last for 3 February 2023.
Featured Image Credit: DreamWorks.
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