How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
My Rating : 4.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “This movie features a lot of cuteness even though it’s about dragons. The textures are awesomely cool, animation rocks and the story is not bad either!”
Adapted from the Cressida Cowell book by screenwriter Will Davies and directors Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders, How to Train Your Dragon follows Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel), a Viking teenager who lives on a desolate island where fighting dragons is what separates the men from the boys. And as the scrawny, ne’er-do-well son of the Vikings’ chieftain, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), Hiccup is definitely still a boy. However, he’s now reached the age where he must face the rite of passage of slaying a dragon.
The problem is that Hiccup lacks the both the nerve and physical ability to do it. As the village’s unluckiest and most accident-prone citizen, Hiccup has no real friends save for maybe the blacksmith Gobber (Craig Ferguson), who also serves as the dragon training instructor. Hiccup soon finds himself at a crossroads when he begins dragon training with the other youths in his tribe — Astrid (America Ferrera), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), and twins Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (TJ Miller) — even as he secretly befriends and cares for a wounded dragon which he names Toothless.
In Viking culture, there’s nothing more treacherous or dangerous than consorting with the enemy — especially when it’s a dragon. But Hiccup discovers that maybe the dragons fear the humans as much as they fear them. Will Hiccup finally become the man his father wants him to be by slaying a dragon, or will he honor his newfound friendship with Toothless?
Posted on September 24, 2011, in action, Action/Adventure, Animation, comedy, Fantasy and tagged America Ferrera, Animation, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.