This is pretty frustrating.
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…
<3<3<3<3<3<3 toothless you so cute and soft
One of my favourite animated films, never loses its rewatchabilty and always warms my heart.
Came for the cute dragon; stayed for the really impressive disability representation. Am so tempted to dress myself & my wheelchair as Toothless sometime, with my partner (also disabled, usually pushes me) as Hiccup!
Needed something to work to - Great to revisit this sucker. Toothless you sweetheart.
Worst tutorial ever.
Very... decent film. Kinda cliche with the characters and story, but it's fine.
Was so surprised at how good it was when I first saw it but watching it again flaws definitely arise.
A very entertaining animation that benefits from an honest story and great visuals, and approaches its moral lesson with the level of respect that it deserves instead of becoming too cute or preachy - even though the resolution is too easy and makes it lose some of its power.
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First time I saw this film was on DVD, sadly. I bet it would've been amazing at the cinema.
That is my big regret actually; I never saw it at the cinema. Especially in the evening - look at the poster, it made perfect sense. The poster itself gives a good feel.
Nevermind. Nonetheless though, I really enjoyed this film. It is Dreamworks first and best animated film they made, and since then they started to get better in their animations.
How to Train Your Dragon is more about how to live peacefully with these beasts rather than constantly going to war with them, and that they're not evil but just following instinct. And more importantly, the best part about this film was the bond between a boy a dragon; both alone, both stubborn, both with good hearts.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!