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Movie Review: Bolt

by Therese on March 20, 2009

in Cats, Dogs, Movie Reviews


Archie watched Bolt with me…well, for a little while anyway. He seemed really interested in the movie in the beginning, when little Bolt was whining. After that though, he sort of lost interest and left the room. I wouldn’t take Archie’s reaction to the movie to heart though. I’m thinking he would have enjoyed it if he’d stuck around a little while longer!

Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) is the star of the biggest show in Hollywood. The only problem is, he thinks the whole thing is real. When the super dog is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus), his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt springs into action to find his way home. Together with his hilarious new sidekicks  Rhino (voiced by Mark Walton) – Bolt’s #1 Fan – and a street-smart cat named Mittens (voiced by Susie Essman), Bolt sets off on an amazing journey where he discovers he doesn’t need super powers to be a hero.

This is a cute movie, with a fun story and great characters. The dog, Bolt, was great but I have to say Rhino the hamster, Mittens the cat, and the pigeons were fabulous. The pigeons especially just cracked me up with their constant head tilt action.

If you haven’t seen Bolt yet, get the DVD or Blu-Ray and watch it with your kids. Everybody will enjoy it!

If you’ve already seen it…who’s your favorite character?

Bolt (Three-Disc Edition w/ Standard DVD + Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] will be available starting March 22.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

matt March 22, 2009 at 8:34 am

Thanks for the review. I always wonder about these movies since you can never gauge if they would be worth the time.


Robert Davis March 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm

I love this movie!!!! Not only is Bolt one of my favorite characters – but the gerble – oh my god!!!! TO funny!

I had a white shepherd so of course I saw my former dog in Bolt.

They did an awesome job with this movie – a must own!


Therese March 22, 2009 at 10:20 pm

You’re right Robert! I know I’m going to watch it again soon. That gerbil running around in his little plastic ball is hilarious! I may have to make Archie stay in the family room and watch it with me. He may do the same thing Angeles did when he heard the squeekie.


Robert Davis March 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm

you will love the alley cat too.


Robert Davis March 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm

one last thing…. when Bolt played with the carrot squeaker Angeles kept looking at the TV and walked up to it, like “where is my squeaky toy?”


Jessie Sith July 9, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Good post i loved this movie, i nominated this post for a BoB award where you could win 1000 bucks. Congrats


Ishant March 3, 2010 at 3:00 am

One of the good animation movie that I ever seen. The children in the theatre enjoyed all over the movie. Nice movie, indeed.


Mohit May 16, 2010 at 2:24 am

Its a good movie…


Adam M July 2, 2010 at 5:17 am

One of my favorite recent animations.


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