Movie and Film Reviews (MFR) Adventure,Comedy How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon  (98 min)

It’ll make you laugh; it’ll make you cry it’ll make you tense. This movie does it all with a great voice cast of Jay Baruchel, Gerald Butler, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, and Craig Ferguson. Mixed in with a great cast is a great, exciting action scene all done in beautiful animation, and a great story that has a fine blend of humor. Jay Baruchel plays the voice of Hiccup, a young, Viking boy, who is not really a Viking at all. He has never killed a dragon, which are the main enemy of the Viking race. “Most people have mice or mosquitoes. We have dragons,” says Hiccup in the opening scene. But as we later learn there is more to these dragons than what the Vikings have come to see them as. They are not just fire breathing killers. Showing a little love and compassion causes the dragons to respond positively to it with love and compassion in return.  Hiccup is the one to discover this as well as he discovers that you can ride one as he becomes the first Viking to ever ride a dragon, even though he is the only Viking never to kill one. This is what makes him so much different than everyone else. He has compassion and is not about the killing. This is also what makes him so loveable as the main character. He captures a dragon and then tries to kill it but can’t so he lets it go  and in return the dragon lets him go and later the two become friends as Hiccup trains the dragon back to health. Hiccup has an unbalanced relationship with his dad the head Viking, voiced by Gerald Butler, who wants his son to end up exactly like him; a cold blooded dragon killer, which he is not. This movie is touching and thrilling and wonderfully made with gorgeous animation and solid performances by the whole cast. Most definitely one of DreamWorks best films, if not their best and definitely worth the watch.  “How to Train Your Dragon” is rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language.

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