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
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"
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).
Still trying to grapple with this movie.. there was something about it that made me not fall in love with it.. even though I really liked it.
The story line is so similar to Cloudy. There is great imagination in the story and the animation. The toothless character is wonderful and touching.
Why did some of the vikings have Scottish accents and some were American?
This touching drama in an unlikely setting and with equally unlikely main character is yet another reason why DreamWorks Animation is slowly becoming the new Pixar these days.
A pesar de todas las expectativas generadas, no me sorprendió, pero sí me gustó y aunque no trata temas tan novedosos como lo son el querer ser alguien que no eres y la aceptación de los demás, es una propuesta interesante y emotiva en sus partes, un disfrute visual. El final fue quien me hizo darle el like, bastante acorde para tal historia. No con tantas ganas de ver la 2, pero ahí vamos.
"Stop trying so hard to be something you’re not!"
Egyszerű, de aranyos történet, az elejét picit untam, de Toothless és Hiccup jelentei mindig jók voltak, és a zenét és a repkedős jeleneteket is jól eltalálták. A karakterdizájn viszont nagyon nem tetszett, ronda volt mindegyik (egyedül Toothless volt aranyos), Jay Baruchel pedig elég rossz választás volt szinkronhangnak, így ezek sajnos eléggé lehúzták az élményt.
I'm not usually a fan of this kind of fantasy, but I have to say, How to Train Your Dragon was a lot of fun. Jay Baruchel was good even though he did play the typical 'Jay Baruchel is skinny and awkward' role again. I loved Gerard Butler as always and this was a great role for him to play. The visuals were stunning, which is especially prominent when you realize how much you love this dragon and all it is is special effects on a computer. Really, the dragon is the best part of the movie, and it is just CGI and nothing else. This was a really good animated film and I suggest you watch it because it's the best thing that Dreamworks Animation has done since the Shrek movies.
How to Train Your Dragon is so much more than the average animated film. It features an excellent voice cast, and one of the best, most inspired storytelling in recent animated and non-animated films. It is moving and teaches important messages, without being didactic.
Decent family entertainment.
My little one loved it and I managed to stay awake throughout; that's always a good sign when watching a kid's film..
This movie is good. The first time I saw it, though, I was stoned outta my mind and I hated it and I was with a bunch of stoners who thought it was mind-blowingly beautiful and I thought they were idiots. So I have mixed feelings about it.
Estupendísima animación y una historia de acercamiento entre hombre y animal que puede recordarnos a obras como "Colmillo Blanco", sin duda una de esas películas con las que DreamWorks Animation puede mirar a la cara a Pixar y decir "aquí estamos".
Pocas veces dos protagonistas como Hipo y Desdentado se han dejado querer tanto y esto es gracias a un guión bien planteado (en su mayor parte, pues hay algunas cositas que chirrían).
El apartado artístico y visual es sin duda soberbio y a diferencia de muchas otras películas, se mantiene muy actual a pesar del tiempo que ha pasado.
Totalmente recomendada para los amantes de la animación.
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