Wondering if Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is ok for kids? It has been more than 10 years since we’ve had an adventure in the Shrek universe, and was it worth the wait? This mostly family friendly film is funny and heartwarming, but it does have some rude humor. Here’s what parents need to know in this Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Parents Guide.
Puss in Boots 2 Parents Guide: Is it Kid Friendly?
Everyone’s favorite leche-loving, swashbuckling, fear-defying feline returns as Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas). However, Puss in Boots realizes that he’s already died 8 times, leaving him with one life left. Death is coming for him, and for the first time he’s afraid.
Puss in Boots embarks on an epic journey into the Black Forest to find the mythical Wishing Star and restore his lost lives. But with only one life left, Puss will have to humble himself and ask for help from his former partner and nemesis: the captivating Kitty Soft Paws (Salma Hayek). Along the way he meets Perro and other Fairytale friends, some nice and some that want to murder him.
Parents need to know that Puss in Boots 2 does have some rude humor and violence, but is kid friendly for kids ages 8 and up.
Age Rating: Why is Puss in Boots The Last Wish Rated PG?
Puss in Boots The Last Wish is Rated PG for rude humor and language, action/violence, and some scary moments which means some content is not suitable for all kids.
Language in Puss in Boots 2
Profanity and language is mild with a use of hell and unfinished bullsh**. There are also some bleeps insinuating bad language.
Other words to watch for with little kids are stupid, idiot, jerk, butt nugget, bleep for brains, fat, and dumb.
Mature Content: Is Puss in Boots The Last Wish OK for Kids?
There is some adult humor in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, but for the most part it doesn’t go overboard for kids.
Some potty humor includes cats using a litter box to use the bathroom as well as an actual toilet. A character’s pants fall down and reveal his underwear. Some insults are exchanged between characters that aren’t very nice including calling someone a low-rent Cinderella.
A character is seen with a martini glass and drinking in a bar, seemingly drunk off of milk.
Violent Content: Is Puss in Boots 2 Too Scary for Kids?
There are some scary and tense scenes in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish which could be too much for young kids. Some of the villains and monsters try to harm other characters. One villain in particular is dark and menacing.
Sword fights and slow-mo punching and kicking are the extent of the fight scenes. There is some blood shown.
Murder and death are prevalent in conversation as it shows how Puss in Boots died 8 times before, many used for comedic effect. One character in particular is cruel and shows no empathy towards other characters or animals, often disposing of them are mentioning killing them.
Is Puss in Boots 2 The Last Wish Appropriate for Kids Under 8?
In Puss in Boots 2 you can expect to see some fighting, animated violence, rude humor, and scary characters. To sum it up, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is kid friendly for older kids ages 8 and up.
This is the best kids’ and family film in theaters right now. Full of action, laughter, and heart, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is sure to win you over. Antonio Banderas is just so dang charming as Puss in Boots, and his character becomes more vulnerable in this sequel.
The addition of some well-known fairytale friends with twists were fun, including some digs and jokes at their expense. There are enough gags to entertain adults and enough cute animals and beautiful animation to entertain kids. This adventure runs a tad long at an hour and 42 minutes, but I could listen to Antonio Banderas and his swag all day.
Full of lessons for the kiddos, friendship and the true meaning of family are at the forefront. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is a welcome addition to the holiday lineup and one of the best for DreamWorks Animation.