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"Shot in the dark what this is about. Story about an actor in a superhero show who gets the chance to be a hero, without needing superpowers."
I was not disappointed.
That said, John Travolta sold me on his character. Miley Cyrus was very meh.
A mostly forgettable movie.
I must have missed the spectacular Bolt in theaters but am delighted I discovered it. The story is clever and the characters are likable. I loved the social stratum of the dog v. cat, cat v. pigeons, and the Hamster v. The World!
The social commentary about how people discard animals when they no longer fit into the owners' lives was crafty; the feeling of sadness and abandonment was palpable. Rather, than preaching, you experienced it -- and very effective. Bolt has it all -- a bit of a thriller, lots of fun, terrific animation, a good plot, and an excellent payoff. I can't recommend it enough.
wow. i love this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Such a sweet movie about a girl and her dog. made me miss my dog. I cried a little at the end *sniffle*. Overall, I loved it!
I L.O.V.E. this movie! It has always been one of my favorite animated films and it always will be! This movie has so much heart and spirit, really a work of genius. The bond between Penny and Bolt is played out really well, and Bolt, Mittens, and Rhino all make a great team! Worth 96 minutes of your time! Don't miss it!
My favorite part of Bolt are the scenes where Mittens the street-wise cat teaches Bolt the highly-sheltered and naïve dog how to act like a canine. She coaches him about fetching a stick, greeting and playing with other dogs, and how to stick his head out a car window. All this as Bolt and cohorts race across the country to reach his beloved owner, Penny. Here’s the setup: Bolt is a dog portraying a super canine on a television show who has been altered to protect his owner. Only Bolt thinks it’s all real and that he really does have super strength, laser beam eyes, and a superbark. It’s kind of clever the way the movie audience learns the truth through a conversation with the show’s director and a woman from the network. In this scene, the director has a fit when a boom mike appears in a scene, not because it ruined the scene, but because Bolt could have seen it. Anyway, the network wants the show to be less predictable. So to comply, the show stages a cliffhanger whereby the episode ends with Penny being kidnapped by Bolt’s nemesis, the evil Dr. Calico (voiced by Malcolm McDowell in a way too-short performance). Bolt, thinking it’s real and his owner has been captured by his enemy, escapes from his trailer and tries to find Penny, but accidentally gets shipped to New York and thus has to embark on a cross-country journey to get back to Penny. A recurring gag are the hapless pigeons Bolt and company encounter and talk to at various points in their journey. They share information and actually get the whole thing rolling by pointing Bolt to Mittens, who was bullying some of the pigeons in New York. So there’s lessons to be learned about friendship and loyalty, reality vs. non-reality, as well as some exciting action sequences (mostly in the fantasy world of the TV show, but the escape from the animal shelter is exciting too). Miley Cyress and John Travolta are fine as the voices of Penny and Bolt, respectively, but for me, Susie Essman as the voice of Mittens steals every scene she’s in. There’s some real voice acting here. The other breakout character is a geeky hamster named Rhino, voiced by geeky real life storyboard artist Mark Walton (who also did voicework in Turbo and Chicken Little) who accompanies Bolt and Mittens on their adventure. How is it that Mittens came to understand that what’s on TV isn’t real (a feat some humans I know haven’t mastered)? I like that unlike many other animated projects, this feels like it has a very small scope, but at the same time, they get the big action setpieces in as part of the Bolt TV series.
@kiwifuzz we got the dvd that was sat on but it is to late for the warining you just gave me lol
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there are no words that can describe this movie at all it's purely amazing and wonderful you can automatically see the determination between owner and her companion she longs to be reunited with in the process.