“Bolt” is like a lightning strike because, as lightning surprisingly strikes, this movie is surprisingly good. The audience I screened it with roared with laughter on several occasions and there were many adults laughing along with the kids. Rhino the hamster steals scenes with his facial expressions and determination to help Bolt be reunited with his “person” as the movie calls her, Penny.
The premise is that Bolt doesn’t realize that he is making a TV show along with Penny, and that many of his super hero powers such as his super bark and his heat vision eyes, are all special effects. When he and Penny are separated, he goes in search of her, not realizing that she is safe and back at the TV studio, waiting to make new shows with her co-star. Bolt runs into some unusual and surprising help, including the skeptical female cat Mittens, and Rhino the hamster.
Follow Bolt on his journey and you will laugh all the way to the credits! The film has a few intense scenes in the beginning which are actually scenes for the TV show. A few of the scenes might be a bit intense for very young viewers, and parents should consult our content listings below. Much of the action is cartoon-like. The kiddies in the audience I screened the film with loved it and laughed a lot. We happily award “Bolt” our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.