There’s not a lot in theaters for kids right now, but your littles might be asking if they can see this one. But can they? What is the true age rating of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish? Can your kids watch this one? We’re covering the 7 big things parents need to know about the age rating for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish in this parents guide.
About Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
For the first time in more than a decade, DreamWorks Animation presents a new adventure in the Shrek universe as daring outlaw Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for peril and disregard for safety have taken their toll.
Puss has burned through eight of his nine lives, though he lost count along the way. Getting those lives back will send Puss in Boots on his grandest quest yet.
Academy Award® nominee Antonio Banderas returns as the voice of the notorious PiB as he 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 Softpaws (Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek Pinault).
In their quest, Puss and Kitty will be aided—against their better judgment—by a ratty, chatty, relentlessly cheerful mutt, Perrito (Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows).
Together, our trio of heroes will have to stay one step ahead of Goldi (Oscar® nominee Florence Pugh, Black Widow) and the Three Bears Crime Family, Jack Horner (Emmy winner John Mulaney, Big Mouth) and terrifying bounty hunter, the big, bad Wolf (Wagner Moura, Narcos).
Watch the Puss In Boots: The Last Wish trailer here.
Age Rating of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)
Can your kids watch this one? What is the age rating of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish?
This parent’s guide will help you decide if your family can handle the seven big issues with movies and shows: mature topics, gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.
Most of the language in this movie is around unkind words, not swears.
But your kids will hear a few of those (and a few *almost* swears).
In Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, your family will hear:
- b@tt nugget
There is a scene where a dog cusses someone out with a string of BLEEPS and another instance where a character says bullshi— but does not finish the word.
Age Rating of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: Is It Safe For Kids When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?
There is no sex or nudity in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.
There is some mild romance and discussion of marriage between two cats.
Violence and Gore: Is Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Too Scary For Kids Under 8?
There are some surprisingly intense moments in this movie.
The main villain is a wolf and he plays the Big Bad Wolf in an intense way! His weapons are scythes and they are used to great chilling effect.
Nothing too scary for most kids 8 and up, however.
There are hatchets, crossbows, and other medieval-type weapons are used as well as sword and fist fights. Some blood is drawn but it is not a particularly gory movie.
Characters are seen dying and the story of their deaths is given.
A few times murdering is tossed around like it’s no big deal.
Is Puss In Boots: The Last Wish Ok For Kids: Mature Topics
Characters are seen drinking milk to intoxication.
There is a love story involved as well.
A terrible story is told for laughs about an unwanted dog who doesn’t realize they are unwanted, but its fairly graphic in the ways the family tried to dispose of him.
There is potty humor (cats using litter boxes is seen as degrading) and one instance where a man loses his pants and we see his frilly pantaloon underwear.
One character experiences multiple panic attacks and a discussion of therapy happens.
Age Rating of Puss In Boots The Last Wish: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is rated PG for rude humor, language, action scenes and violence, and mildly scary moments
So what ages are appropriate to watch Puss in Boots: The Last Wish?
As always, you know your child best.
Parents Guide: Is Puss In Boots The Last Wish Appropriate For Kids Under 8?
If your family has seen the previous Puss in Boots or even Shrek movies, we’d say this one lines up with those movies.
It’s a little long, however, at 1 hour 42 minutes, which could make it hard for a wiggly PreK kiddo to sit through.
We think kids aged 6 and up (basically, kindergarten aged) should be ok in most instances, but if your child scares easily with fairy tales, stick to 8-10 for this one.
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