Monday, December 15, 2008


Took my boys to see Bolt on Saturday, and I have to say that it was a hit.

It's a less 'cutting edge' film than any of the Pixar releases. There didn't appear to be any gags that were aimed over the heads of its audience, including the adults there. It was just a nice, simple story, about friendships, about not judging "a book by its cover", so to speak, and about determination.

Bolt, the title pup, is the star of an action show, where he's led to believe that he really has super powers, thanks to the magic of special effects. When he is separated from his "person" and accidentally shipped across the country, he has to journey back to the left coast in the company of a cat and a hamster. The journey is challenging, all the more so when Bolt realizes that he doesn't actually have the super powers he thought he did.

It's a movie that works on the level it is intended to work on. A fun family film.

Next up: Despereaux

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