The Bolt Soundtrack is Not Nearly as Entertaining as Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Maybe it’s a case of vampire bites dog, but Bolt was fairly lifeless in its opening weekend, particularly given the buzz and some truly hilarious teasers featuring Rhino the hamster busting out some fancy HSM3-inspired dance movies. Okay, most people would say $26 million is alive and kicking, but I would have expected more. I guess $8 child matinee tickets don’t go as far as they used to.
Maybe it will show strong through the Thanksgiving holiday and be reborn undead. After all, Twilight opened so huge that it sucked the life out of the rest of the box office in comparison.
As for the soundtrack to Bolt, the music is pretty light – and not surprisingly – fairly canine. Jenny Lewis contributes “Barking at the Moon.” Motorhead’s classic
“Dog-Face Boy” also rears its head. The song most likely to get attention is “I Thought I Lost You” by Miley Cyrus, who voices the role of Penny in the movie. I would have thought the studio would do more with the musical stylings of Miley, if for no other reason to drive more attention to the movie.
Maybe I am being too tough on Bolt. I was just so pleasantly surprised by the music in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a movie that I really did not expect much at all from, that I expected more from Bolt: a movie that I really was expecting great things from. I am looking forward to catching Bolt in 3D though. Will have to make a special trip for that one.
In the meantime, here’s the video for I Thought I Lost You: