Social commentary?

Last night, hubby and I borrowed Bolt as our free Redbox movie. Based on the preview, I expected a tame, fairly clean kids animation. Wrong! The movie is rated PG, which I suppose is appropriate, but I was really surprised by the (bloodless) violence in the first 15 minutes. It reminded me of The Incredibles, another supposed kids movie that my children won’t watch until they are teenagers.

However, after the first 15 minutes, Bolt reverted to a clean children’s movie. It was really cute! My favorite line in the movie came from Mittens, Bolt’s traveling partner. She exclaims that “this is a map of the whole world” and rolls out a map of the United States. Social commentary, anyone?

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