I did not watch any of the previous movies by Wes Anderson. A friend told me, you “love it” or “hate it”. I can’t say I loved it, but I liked it. I confess the first half hour was a little boring, but then the movie got some more dynamic, more action, more fun. The peak of fun was this cat, shown in the screenshot above. Poor cat, but lovely image.
The story is nothing brilliant, but the way it is told is very nice. The detail of adding text overlays in the objects in order to allow us to understand better what is going on is also very cool. By the way, Tony Revolori is just great on this movie.
After Shrek I was looking for a movie with the Boots’ cat. Finally watched it, and, I am sorry to say it isn’t as good as I was expecting. The animation is good, the Puss is very cute, the story is nothing interesting. Even for children, I don’t think the story is near any of the Shrek movies (and I consider the third very very bad).
Although I can cope with a movie like Shrek, where all characters are different (cats, ogres, horses, eggs, whatever) it gets strange when you mix cats and humans, talking to each other. And it gets yet more strange, when you add.. one egg! An then, they all talk to each other. But the poor goose (mother or child) are unable to talk. Gah, I think they need some more work to put a movie out.
Back to animation movie. Bolt is from Disney, this time without the help of Pixar. But I did not miss Pixar in this work. The movie is great. Animation is cool. Characters are cute. And the story, unlike the last Up from Pixar, is both comic and dramatic, and I got a great time watching it.
Although the story is nothing really new there are a couple of details that make the movie interesting. For example (spoilers alert) the fact of the dog (Bolt) do not have any idea about a standard dog behavior, but Mittens, a cat, is able to teach him. And more, as far as he learns, he loves to be a dog. If you like animation movies, I recommend.