Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

dragon 1I want a Toothless of my very own

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Synopsis: In the Viking town of Berk, a somewhat out of place young man named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is determined to be the first to shoot down and capture the infamous and highly dangerous Night Fury dragon, in order to finally impress his father, the chief. Along the way he instead manages to befriend the Night Fury and discover that it and dragons in general aren’t so bad after all.

Opinion: I could rave about this movie for hours, I honestly love it so much. It’s just such a magical story and at the end of every viewing (yes, I’ve seen it like 10 times) I always wish I had a Toothless of my very own. I think one of the greatest aspects about it is that the main character is a town outcast. He’s not big and strong like everyone else but is thin and likes to invent and create things instead of fighting dragons. But naturally he also wants to fit in, which I think is extremely relatable and very human. Of course, by trying to be something he’s not, he inevitably discovers that the Dragons are not evil like everyone thinks they are but are actually sweet and loving and deserve to be saved. To have a story full of moral choices, learning to accept things that are different and teaching others that change isn’t so bad all wrapped up in a beautifully (honestly, it’s stunning to watch) presented film just makes it all around such a joy to experience. Oh, and not to forget one of the best voice casts ever with so many familiar voices bringing to life sun fun characters that are both hilarious and relatable all at the same time.

Fun Times For All Involved: You won’t stop smiling from beginning to end, adults and children alike oh and honestly, if anyone can tell me where to get a Toothless I would be very grateful!

Rating:         dragon 1 rating

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