Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
How to Train Your Dragon
We’re lonely, so, let’s be lonely together.
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. So, he befriends the beast -- which he names Toothless -- much to the chagrin of his warrior father
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"
I wish this was my autobiography.
Dreamworks show the animated world how it is done in a gorgeous tale of forbidden friendship.
The animation of the dragon toothless is spot on, directors Chris Sanders and Dean BeBlois doing their homework on how to score huge with both kids and adults alike- all eyes and puppy dog smiles that melt all but the coldest and joyless of hearts.
The score by John Powell in his 6th collaboration with Dreamworks adds a depth that can't help but stir emotions- all bagpipes, penny whistles and strings along with loud brass, giving me goose flesh as Hiccup and Toothless take to the skies for the first time in a scene that is breath taking to behold no matter…
Chris Sanders made one of the last great 2D animated Disney films in the shape of Lilo & Stitch. It looked like he was on course to make another equally quirky film for Disney with American Dog (later to be heavily altered and retitled, Bolt) yet Lasseter, now in control of all things animated at the house of mouse, was less keen on this vision and Sanders left for new pastures. What Disney has lost is certainly Dreamworks biggest gain yet as Sanders and co-director/writer DeBlois have produced the studios best film by a country mile.
The marketing campaign was terrible, the creature designs (excluding Toothless) aren't much better and it still has that cocky character trait all Dreamworks movies have…
How to Train Your Dragon is the closest Dreamworks have come to creating an animation that gives me the same experience as Pixar movies. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did, but if you give me a creature that pulls adorable faces then I'm pretty much sold.
For me the main difference between the two studios is that Pixar can make me laugh and feel genuine emotion towards the characters whereas Dreamworks usually cannot. How to Train Your Dragon didn't make me laugh, but it did create a character and relationship that I enjoyed watching. Not much time is spent on Hiccup and Toothless becoming familiar with each other, instead it's a very quick process which…
Dreamworks' first Pixar film.
Na ilha de Berk, os vikings dedicam a vida a combater e matar dragões. Soluço (Jay Baruchel), filho do chefe Stoico (Gerard Butler), não é diferente. Ele sonha em matar um dragão e provar seu valor ao pai, apesar da descrença geral. Um dia, por acaso, ele acerta um dragão que jamais foi visto, chamado Fúria da Noite. Ao procurá-lo, no dia seguinte, Soluço não consegue matá-lo e acaba soltando-o. Só que ele perdeu parte da cauda e, com isso, não consegue mais voar. Soluço passa a trabalhar em um artefato que possa substituir a parte perdida e, aos poucos, se aproxima do dragão. Só que, paralelamente, Stoico autoriza que o filho participe do treino para dragões, cuja prova final é justamente matar um dos animais.
Even though I knew this was supposed to be good, it still caught me by surprise! Animation is top-notch, the story is nicely told and there's lots of action keeping you glued to the screen.
At times, it felt like a companion piece to Pixar's "Brave" (or maybe the other way round) because of the father-son and mother-daughter relationship, all the Scottish accents and the appearance of beast-like creatures ;)
Two additional remarks: First, I now want a pet dragon as well and second, Gerard Butler's Aussie-Scottish accent is horrible - still, highly recommended viewing.
Features a dragon which actually looks like it could plausibly fly, and you can't say fairer than that.
A perfect film? Hard to be definitive, but man is this a great contender. A standard story that never feels tired, and is thriving with tangible emotion, exciting action, great characters, and stunning visuals. Also, it's absolutely hilarious. If this isn't perfect. I can't wait to see what's better.
Literally felt like everyone had this seen this film but me, and I am impressed. The visuals were impressing. The story was impressing. Impressing, impressing, impressing. Kudos to you, Dreamworks. I look forward your sequel this year (and the following sequel in the future!).
This time in 3D. This is the way to see it!
This was unexpectedly awesome. Jen and I loved it and are ready for a sequel
Ganazas de la segunda parte :)
Its an ok movie. I guess pretty good for Dreamworks. Tried to be cute but I think it fell through at parts. It was all about why dragons shouldn't be killed but the main part of the movie was about killing a dragon. Idk, i get the point, just a little strange
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