“Bolt” is new animated movie from the recently ‘re-animated’ Walt Disney Animation Studios. It premiered in theaters in 2008, and comes out on DVD later this month. As part of our new feature for designated conservative parents, movie reviews for kids by kids, we offer the following review of “Bolt” authored by a crack team of under-18-year-olds:
BOLT is a new movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios about a dog and his owner, a girl named Penny (Miley Cyrus from “Hannah Montana”). Penny and Bolt (John Travolta) are filming a TV show, where Bolt is a superdog who always saves Penny from the minions of the evil Dr.Calico (Malcolm McDowell). For example, we laughed when Penny commands Bolt to “Zoom, Zoom!” and he immediately took off at almost light speed to get them away from the bad guys!
Bolt thinks he actually is a superdog, but in reality he is just a nomal dog. The TV show’s director doesn’t want him to know, because if Bolt believes the show is real it will seem more real to the audience.
During one of the TV shows, Penny is kidnapped by some of Dr. Calico’s minions. Bolt thought that it was real, and he escapes from the set while trying to save Penny. He ends up all the way on the other side of the country, but he never gives up on finding Penny.
One of our favorite parts was when Bolt meets a cat named Mittens (Susie Essman) and ties her up with his leash so she can’t get away. In Bolt’s mind all cats are part of Dr. Calico’s evil conspiracy!
This movie is very sweet, and it draws you in so you actually feel what the characters feel. We liked how Bolt really cared for Penny, and how he was her dog but she was also his person. Bolt always looked out for Penny and they loved each other.
There are lots of good things to remember from this movie; one is that you don’t have to have superpowers to do great things. This is what Bolt learns on his journey.
On a scale of one (worst) to five (best) sodas, we give this movie 4 sodas. Don’t miss it!