News culture Puss in Boots 2: A colorful DreamWorks animated film to watch with the family
Published on 05/12/2022 at 17:10
In 2001, a greenish ogre landed on the screens of France and Navarre which instantly became cult. Faced with such success, DreamWorks launched the production of several sequels, and even a spin-off centered on the franchise’s cutest and deadliest character. Eleven years after the first episode, the famous anthropomorphic cat returns to the cinema for one last quest in Puss in Boots 2.
Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest in a NutshellA feline adventure for the whole family
Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest in a nutshell
Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest (Puss in Boots: The Last Wish from its original title) is a CG-animated film produced by DreamWorks Studios, supervised by Joel Crawford and Januel Mercado, and written by Paul Fisher (The Lego Ninjago Movie, The Croods 2: A New Era). This duo of directors has notably worked in the artistic department on the Kung Fu Panda saga as well as The Great Lego Adventure 2 and The Five Legends.
An audience of stars gives voice to interpret the different characters who animate this feature film. The original version of Puss in Boots 2 thus offers the services ofAntonio Banderas (Desperado, Interview with the Vampire, The Mask of Zorro), Salma Hayek (Dogma, One Night in Hell, Wild Wild West) and Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Dune Part Two, Midsommar). They play Puss in Boots, Kitty Paws Velvet and Goldilocks respectively. The French version is ensured among others by Boris Rehlinger (Gears) who takes over the role of the feline swordsman. Here is the official synopsis of Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest, which hits theaters on December 7, 2022.
Puss in Boots 2 takes our hero on an adventure to the edge of the Black Forest to unearth the mythical Star of the Last Wish, the only one likely to restore his lost lives. But when you only have one left, you have to know how to lay low, be careful and ask for help. This is how he turns to his former partner and best enemy of all time: the bewitching Kitty Paws of Velvet. Together they will try to stay one step ahead of the fearsome Goldilocks, the Bear Holes gang, Little Jack Horner and a bounty hunter. -Universal Pictures
A feline adventure for the whole family
Although Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest is, as its name suggests, the continuation of the solo adventures of Shrek’s feline companion, the film does not require at any time to have seen the first opus – Puss in Boots – and still minus the quadrilogy centered on the green ogre. The story told, strongly focused on humor and action, can be appreciated, regardless of the level of knowledge of the spectators concerning the saga of DreamWorks. So there’s no need to do your homework before going to the nearest cinema, even if the attachment to Puss in Boots and his companions can be a plus.
The story is as sharp as the sword of our reckless red tom, but knows how to take its time to present the issues and introduce a whole range of new characters able to seduce young and old. This last quest is intended for a large, mainly family audience, the opposite would have been surprising, but not only. The themes tackled, the sometimes heroic sometimes crazy situations, but also the sharp verbal duels give rhythm to this colorful animated film and the particularly licked realization.
The artistic direction is quite classic. The feature film follows the path traced by its predecessors, the technological innovations of the last ten years as a bonus. Nevertheless, as visually faithful to its peers as it is, Puss in Boots 2 has a graphic style that is as surprising as it is controlled during the action sequences. The “traditional” 3D animation gives way to a much more marked style emphasizing by its slow motions, its accelerations and its freeze frames a series of creative games. Puss in Boots 2: The Last Quest is a nice surprise that will please all members of the family, quite simply.