Better than it's comparable fare
This movie was a refreshing change from some of the 'Crapagascar' type films that I have been seeing served up to children of late. There was a real story with real emotions done very well by all of the talent involved. Note too that the animation was superb and it is no surprise that John Lasseter was involved on this project. There was enough of the cutesy stuff to keep the young ones involved without getting too kitschy and enough 'meat' to keep the adults entertained. There were inside jokes abound for the faithful genre watchers though not so tough as to scare away the uninitiated. The characters were great, the facial expressions on Bolt were fantastic, the voices were believable and the pigeons and Rhino the hamster had me laughing quite a bit. This was a much tastier morsel than I had anticipated. This film is noted as being good for ages five and above, but I think conceptually it reaches for an audience a tad older. At the same time a five year old gets the main messages in the movie...at least the one sitting next to me did. Enjoyable from beginning to end. A very fun watch.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Positive role models