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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bolt 3D (Cert PG)


This is the latest CGI outing for Disney and they have taken on the new 3D format. And what a difference some slightly out dated glasses can make to a medium.

Bolt (John Travolta) is the cutest dog you've ever met. He makes Lassey look ugly. He is also a dog with a difference. He is a super hero. He can run incredibly fast, smash through walls with his forehead, blow up bad guys with his lazer eyes and flatten an attacking army with his bark. Well at least that is what he thinks. He has been fighting the enemy of his 'person' Penny (Miley Ray Cyrus – Hanah Montana) and her father for as long as he can remember, but on one occasion while he is trying to track her down he ends up trapped in a box full of styrofoam chips and couriered to the other side of the country. Bolt is actually a dog starring as the hero hound of a series called Bolt. But he has no idea. It is like the Truman show of the pet world.

Once lost in the world of New York he is soon starting a road trip home to Hollywood with the help of a cat called Mittens (Susie Essman – Curb your enthusiasm) and a hamster called Rhino who slowly help Bolt come to terms with the fact that he's not that super after all.

This is another one of those well scripted cartoons that hits two levels... the slap stick fun for the kids and the wonderful dialogue and observations for the grownups. I'd never thought I'd hear discombobulated in a cartoon! Rhino (Mark Walton) steals the show as the geek couch potatoe Hamster with his hamster ball.

It's worth saying that 3D is definately the format for this kind of thing. All of the classic CGI's could really use it to bring some extra life to the format. I get movie sick fairly easily (don't mention the Bourne Supremacy!!!) so it was a releif that I survived this without a single twist of the tummy. It takes a short time to get used to the different focus points on the big screen. But the action scenes just look amazing!




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