How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
From the people at Dreamworks, How to Train Your Dragon is the story of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), a young, scrawny viking who lives in a village where killing Dragons is the thing to do. Since Hiccup can’t really do anything right, he takes a shot in the dark (literally) at the mysterious Night Fury and actually gets a hit, but when Hiccup goes to finish the job, he can’t. Instead, Hiccup helps “Toothless” recover and trains him as his pet. Meanwhile, Hiccup is still taking classes on dragon killing and finds other ways to calm the dragons. When the people in the town, especially his father (Gerard Butler), find out that Hiccup has been training these animals rather than wanting to kill them, Hiccup has a lot to do in order to get everyone to understand the dragon’s true purpose.
Just like most of the animated films nowadays, How to Train Your Dragon is colorful, charming and family oriented. All the voice actors are big Hollywood names (America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller) and due to their Scottish accents, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson’s voices are easily recognizable. It’s easy to love and enjoy this movie if you are a pet lover, as Toothless acts similar to a dog or a cat. If you are a fan of Shrek or any other Dreamworks films, then you know you will like this, and so will your kids.
8/10 Stars – A fun charming adventure, but I wish Hiccup stood up for himself a little more
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