Took the boys to see Bolt on Saturday. It was okay. Starts as The Truman Show, turns into The Incredible Journey. It felt like Disney's first serious attempt to make a Pixar movie, and it ended up being... well, sort of in-betweeny. It doesn't quite have that Pixar edge somehow.
Alan understood the plot (the dog thinks he has superpowers, but he doesn't, he's just on a TV show), I don't think David did, Jacob... just took it all in.
I felt I should have liked this movie more. Not sure what was missing. The hamster is awesome, so there is that. One doesn't see the "very overweight totally delusional fanboy" trope worked that hard in a Disney movie, usually.
Movies are a treat here. Pricey, and we have to drive all the way to Bad Neustadt, but that makes it extra special. We go once every couple of months, when there's something worth seeing. (We saw Kung Fu Panda twice.) It's a small four-screen theater. We park in the city lot, walk along the bike trail, cross over a bridge, stand in line. I get the boys set up inside -- jackets, hats, gloves all neatly piled on a free chair -- then go fetch popcorn and apple juice while the previews are showing. Everything's in German, so I usually look up the plot in advance. (Yeah, I totally ruined the ending of Madagascar 2 for myself.) After the movie, if there's still daylight, we walk back down the bike trail and run around in the park for a few minutes. This time of year we skip that and go straight to McDonalds. Yeah, yeah. The boys get McDonalds maybe once a month and it is a huge deal. Especially when the Happy Meal toys match the movie, which has happened twice now!
Anyway, that was Saturday. This is a working week, sort of -- getting ready for my next trip, which is this Saturday, to Manila. Of which more anon.