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How to Train Your Dragon
One adventure will change two worlds
As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead befriends the beast – which he names Toothless – much to the chagrin of his warrior father
I wish this was my autobiography.
“Stop trying so hard to be something you’re not!”
Cats are perfect.
Please don’t misunderstand. Dogs are frequently wonderful. They can be sweet and adorable and affectionate and altogether grand. But dogs also carry with them a whiff of desperation—their need to be loved is often charming but sometimes exhausting. Like a good-natured but overly forthcoming friend, you enjoy their company but find them overly communicative; they forget that some things are best left unsaid. As Mark Twain wrote, “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow.”
Cats, meanwhile, know no sin as they operate under the Nixonian imperative that their actions are definitionally above reproach. They outpaced mankind on the domestication front, habituating, though not…
I previously reviewed this film and gave it 3 1/2 stars which is accurate. I'm posting this review for my 2yr old son who absolutely loves it. It's the first movie he's shown a lot of interest in so his review is as follows.
"Whatcha dragon moomie yep?" Whatcha dragon moomie hahaha"
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I can’t remember being moved this much since Spike Jonze’s Her; my emotions are all over the place and there are simply not enough words to justify the amazement that I had when watching this film.
DreamWorks in all of its lifespan has always been undervalued due to Pixar and Disney’s success, they certainly have brought memorable and classic animation titles like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar; and having seen all of those, I can confidently say, neither of them have been able to challenge Pixar in regards to three-dimensional animation, and Disney with its captivating charm. DreamWorks seems to have already understood that competing with Disney is futile, they…
Dracarys! – Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven KingdomsKhaleesi of the Great Grass Sea,Breaker of Shackles/Chains,Queen of Meereen, Princess of Dragonstone (For the se7en god’s sake girl in one year or two I have to put a full paragraph of your titles)
Everything starts with a narration moving slowly to a storm of dragons; fire and flames, and screams of terror and many women cry of fury and strength by men against winged beasts in the skies of Berk, the most extraordinary Viking land, and all that is narrated by a simple wimpy kid named Hiccup. With a combined name of your personality; you like and care about him…
Why oh why did all vikings, except for the teenage ones, have Irish or Scottish accents? Is it because they sound more authentic that way or what? And why weren’t, the main characters at least, modelled after their voice actor or actress? How to Train Your Dragon - godawful title by the way - has an easy to digest message and looks reasonably pretty, but it never in my opinion matches the out-of-the-ordinariness of its titular legendary beasts. When I checked out what other features had come from directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders it all made sense; on comparing character design, they could have just as well called this film Hiccup and Stitch. It’s an observation that applies to…
I'm not the biggest fan of animated movies, but this one is sweet and well-done.
What a great score!
One of Dreamworks' best, HTTYD really is a fun ride. The story may be a predictable(boy and his... flying cat) but it pulls it off by being extremely entertaining, earning the emotional moments, and having a gigantic thrilling climax. Love the designs of the dragons, and the humans for the most part - that creepy Dreamworks human look is finally starting to wear off at this point in their development.
The music is good, but sounds a little derivative of Kung Fu Panda at times, which makes sense as it's the same composer.
Jay Baruchel gives the typical awkward teen animated protagonist a bit of new flavour, but some of Hiccup's mannerisms and dialogue get a bit annoying after repeats.…
I knew little about this DreamWorks megahit other than my kids like the books and one of them had already seen this film version and loved it.
And I loved it too - perfect balance of action and comedy, some brilliant character design and definitely a touch darker than what the folks over at the House of Mouse usually put out.
I've made mention of the fact that Dreamworks animation has seemed like a poor man's Pixar for much of its existence. Even when Pixar was in the doldrums of their existence up to this point in history (which really only consisted of the first Cars movie, to be honest), none of the Dreamworks films could hold a candle to the output Pixar was making. At least, until this film came along.
How to Train Your Dragon perfectly captures all of the elements that Dreamworks Animation had been refining (for better or worse, as some of the Shrek sequels go) for the better part of a decade. It has a limited scope of pop culture references, brightly colored animation, and fully…
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
I love the way how totally different creatures learned to accept each other. filled with courage , love and care.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…