Bolt at 3D

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I and hubby had a chance to watch a movie last week when the kids were away. Well, can you believe we watched a kiddie movie? Oh well, there wasn't any other nice movie available so we opted to watch The Bolt. Other movies were horror movies which were not our type of movies. But what made us decide to watch this movie was it was shown in 3D. It was fun.

Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner and keeping her protected from the green eyed man of the television show he works on completely absorbs his life. This takes him to the point of no return when he believes that she has been kidnapped, and he accidentally gets packaged and shipped to New York city in pursuit of his owner. This is when the story unfolds, and he goes through a transitional period where he learns that he is as super as every other dog. His disbelief of his abilities being non existent fuels a lot of different emotional changes, and eventually comes to a reality of who he really is. This all culminates when he finds his owner and reunites with her in the action packed climax of the movie.

There are a lot of themes you could draw out of Bolt. But as I watched it, Bolt reminded me of a Homeschooled fellow. I have seen a lot of homeschooled kids/people and my impression with them is like they live in their own world... and when exposed to a real world, they couldn't relate. They don't know how to relate to other people. They're mostly overly protected... and when they're out there, the believe they are better than the rest of us. When in reality, they're just one of us. They don't even care you exist and they wait for their parents to tell them what to do. This goes especially to those who don't have a social life, I think. Kids that were not exposed to other kids their age, or just other kids in general. Probably, this is not true to others... but I have seen a lot of homeschooled kids and they all act the same way. The reason why I observe them is because since getting pregnant with my first, we were already considering some options of where to send the baby (when he grows up) to school. So for 4 or maybe 5 years now, we've been observing homeschooled kids. This was just one of the reasons why we decided to send our boy to a real school. Anyways, I have yet to come across homeschooled kids that know how to relate to other people.

Like Bolt, there is hope though. And parents need to be very resourceful so the children can get enough exposure. Otherwise, all homeschooled kids would be like Bolt when he was inside the set of the Hollywood TV sries.

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