WHAT IS IT?
It's Bolt, Disney's 48th animated classic, and told the story of a dog who believed he had super powers! Well sort of. Bolt was the star of a TV show in which he had special abilities, only problem was Bolt didn't know his powers were just made up for the show. When Bolt got separated from his owner he discovered the truth behind his powers and soon had to come to terms with the fact he was just a regular dog.
John Travolta voiced Bolt, whilst Miley Cyrus provided voice over duties for Bolt's owner Penny. Pixar head honcho John Lasseter was the producer of the film.
Upon release Bolt received positive reviews and made close to $310 million dollars during its initial run - just over half of its $150 million budget.
WHAT WAS GOOD?
With Pixar whiz John Lasseter on board Bolt was an enjoyable adventure which was fun for both youngsters and adults alike. Whilst the film wasn't quite up there with the best of the Pixar movies, it did feature enough likeable characters and jokes to keep the story moving during the slower moments of the film.
The opening act - showcasing Bolt's 'super powers' - was a whirlwind of action and adventure and demonstrated the potential of an actual Bolt TV show (come on Disney make the show already), whilst the relationship between Bolt, Rhino - a hamster - and Mittens - a cat - was also fun to watch.
WHAT WAS BAD?
Whilst the opening act showcasing Bolt's TV show was brilliant to watch it did set the bar quite high for the rest of the movie... and sadly the rest of the movie never quite reached the same level of enjoyment.
Bolt also could have benefitted from a little trim in the running time, as the mid-section did feel a little bloated.