Bolt Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Bolt by John Powell.
At a glance:
30 minutes of score
Geek Score: 89.4
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 15.63
Album Excellence: 52%
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Bolt from 2008 is a Disney animated movie Bolt directed by Byron Howard and Chris Williams voiced by John Travolta, Miley Cyrus and Susie Essman. The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real. Bolt is placed in the middle of Powell’s animated movie dominance, but this is a score that’s rarely mentioned. Maybe because it’s too short? It’s only 30 minutes or maybe it’s not fun enough? Nah, it’s fun. Or maybe because the theme isn’t that great? Well, yeah not the greatest, but it’s not the worst either.
Bolt is quite varied and I like that. From a traditional cue like ‘Meet Bolt’, we go to extremely fun action cues ‘Bolt Transforms’ and ‘Scooter Chase’ before we hit some sort of classic cartoon patch with ‘New York’. ‘The RV Park’ is Powell in Hancock mode. What impresses me the most are the action material like ‘A Fast Train’. A fun moment is when the rhino sing along to the main theme in ‘Sing-Along Rhino’. Another fun thing is when Powell does his version of PIrates Of The Caribbean within ‘Rescuing Penny’.
Not as great as the How To Train Your Dragon scores, but it’s a lot of fun and I highly recommend you listen to this.
4. Bolt Transforms
5. Scooter Chase
9. A Fast Train
10. Where Were You On St Rhino’s Day
12. Saving Mittens
15. A Friend In Need
16. Rescuing Penny