Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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
“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 wish this was my autobiography.
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"
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…
May has been a pretty bad month for me as far as the uh, quality of films I have been watching. I've been sifting through the bottom of Woody Allen's catalogue and my attempt at the 30 countries in 30 Days challenge left me pretty bummed. Out of the 13 films I managed to watch my average rating was barely above a 6/10. Needless to say I was ready to chalk up May as a lost month. That all changed when I decided to (finally) watch How to Train Your Dragon. It's sequel is coming out next month and I figured it was about time to finally give the original a shot…
One of my Favorite Films of All Times
Sometimes we enter a movie expecting the same old cliches and the same old recycled story realised in breathtaking animation just for the sake of enjoying it in three dimensions (The poster tends to confirm this even further). Even after the presence of all such traits, How to Train your Dragon easily ascends the steps to cinematic perfection. That is it's surprising achievement.
It begins with an exciting introduction to the town, it's people, their way of living, the important characters and of course the protagonist who constantly battles dilemmas in order to survive in a world he does not belong to (He is not really a viking, you see).
Do you know that sort of mix of adrenalin, joy and never ending fun feeling? That's what I had the entire movie, and it's truly amazing.
For fuck's sake, I wanna have my own Toothless.
How To Train You Dragon is my second favorite animated DreamWorks film, just after Shrek 2, but it's a very close second. Pixar is still the animation powerhouse, but DreamWorks has been doing very well as of late, with a few exceptions. Stereotypical, yet likable, characters and a slightly predictable story did not hurt this one at all, in my opinion. I loved Toothless, the elusive an mythical Night Fury Dragon. He didn't utter a single word, yet I could see every emotion that went through his mind, and connected with him as a character.
Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) was a fine lead. There was nothing extremely inventive in his misunderstood loser-becomes-hero character, but I still liked him quite…
Even if I have seen it quite a few times, it still doesn't fail to make me teary-eyed in the end.
And now I'm downloading Reign of Fire.
My daughter and I have a tradition of going to the movies together the last Friday before school starts. I needed to watch How to Train Your Dragon in preparation for the 3rd annual Madi & Duda Movie Date today. As you may have guessed this year our choice is How to Train Your Dragon 2.
How to Train Your Dragon is an animated kid’s movie. It has been out four years and I never got around to seeing it. I never intended to see it. It was a prerequisite for something else. The point is, my expectations were low. Still, I felt knowing the context would likely make my experience with the sequel more enjoyable. I only note my expectations…
Une película fantástica, visualmente genial, con unos personajes muy entrañables y un desarrollo muy dinámico. Además el vínculo del protagonista con el dragón es precioso y el mensaje que nos intenta transportar también... ¡hasta que al final se lo cargan todo! ¿Por qué me construyes durante toda la película una historia sobre que nadie es malo ni violento por naturaleza y que si nadie ataca a nadie todos nos podemos llevar en paz para luego resolverla teniendo que matar al "dragón malo"? ¿Por qué tiene que haber un puto "dragón malo"? ¿Porque no se explica ni se justifica el comportamiento de ese dragón como se hace con el resto de ellos? ¡Qué coraje!
Y mira que el resto de la película me ha encantado pero ese detalle...
some fun flying scenes that looked good on 3D TV viewing.
Dreamworks does it again, and seems to be one-upping Disney with their imaginative message infused tear jerker family films.
When I initially saw the trailer, I was not blown away by the dragons looked a bit like caricatures, though let's face it Toothless is pretty darn awesome. So I kept postponing watching it till a few weeks ago.
I am happy to say that the overall film and more specifically the story and characters won me over.
Thematic elements of being proud of oneself, and believing if yourself are all over this viking tapestry. The message I liked most, a message that Pixar tackled with "Brave", is that of listening. Communication and the skill of communicating is quite evident especially in Toothless and Hiccup's relationship.
I am looking forward to watching the sequel once it's out on Bluray.
MOVIE A DAY FOR A YEAR - DAY 141
Best animated movie that I've seen in a good long time. Craig Ferguson is always a treat, as is Jay Baruchel.
- The Racket
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Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
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