Movies about pets striving to be reunited with their owners are not new, but the movie Bolt one adds a unique twist: the dog Bolt (voiced by John Travolta) thinks his movie-set existence as a super dog is real. Did I mention that he is cute, too?
Then when accidentally thrown into the unsheltered real world, Bolt struggles to be reunited with his beloved Penny (voiced by Miley Cyrus).
He knows that her love for him is real and refuses to consider that she was just acting.
This comedy-drama provides many great laughs, but has truly touching moments, too.
It is filled with interesting animal characters and voiced by talented actors; plus it has great scenes, creative elements, and a well-conceived plot. In addition, the 3D effects are not gratuitously inserted, but wisely apportioned throughout the show.
Bolt is a must-see movie — for children of all ages.
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