Directors: Bryson Howard/Chris Williams
Cast: (Voices) John Travolta, Miley Cyrus, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Walton
In one of the funniest, charming and all-round entertainment films for a long time we encounter our doggie hero Bolt (brilliantly realised by Travolta) who thinks he’s a real supermutt … he’s not quite since he’s merely the star of a TV show in which he rescues heroines in distress.
Cast adrift in real life in the big, bad city he discovers that small-screen deeds aren’t quite as easy when they come thick and fast. What he can do on screen he can’t do in real life.
There’s lots of action and witty dialogue as Bolt tries to get back to Hollywood with the help of more street-smart pals, including a kitten with a jaundiced view and an absolutely fall-down funny hamster who has been a long-time Bolt fan who believes he really is a superhero.
It’s all wonderfully inventive with the humans enhancing it with their obvious delight at being associated with such a terrific feel-good film.
Star Rating: 5/5