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How to Train Your Dragon

73 Ratings: 4.1
An animated family fantasy film released by Dreamworks.

How to Train Your Dragon is a CGI animated fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the 2003 book of the same title. The film stars the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, … see full wiki

Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: March 26, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
26 reviews about How to Train Your Dragon
review by . March 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
4 ½ Stars: MAY Well Become the BEST Animated Movie of 2010!! ....it's NO Son of a
Dreamworks animation has often been regarded as the “Poor man’s Pixar” since its animated films are more or less a hit or miss. Well, after the sleeper hit "Monsters Vs. Aliens", the company is once again poised to redeem itself with “How To Train Your Dragon” which is based on the book with the same name. This latest film directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois has enough thought-provoking morale themes, stunning animation, as well as an invaluable …
review by . February 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     You can count on animated films to be good when live action films just aren't. While this is definitely a good thing to count on, some animated films are just bad, and yes, as bad as the live-action flicks are. This is not the case with Dreamworks Animation's first of three 2010 animated offerings. In fact, "How to Train Your Dragon" is the best thing that Dreamworks has had to offer since "Shrek". Yeah, they've come out with some pretty solid stuff from time …
review by . December 30, 2010
i hear so much hype about this movie, so i decide to see it. the animation was unbeliveable,i forgot i was watching a movie. i am really intrested about the movie, so i check out all the special features and all(i watched it on DVD) that, and all the effort into this movie, the hundreds of crew and cast, the animation, like i said, was great,it was fantastic. but i am looking forward to see some other great animation hits, so for right now, this is the best  9.5 out of 10 stars  4.5 …
review by . November 24, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
DreamWorks Builds its Masterpiece
   With a review title as ambitious as mine, some justification is definitely in order.  See unlike Pixar (with a little help of the Disney promotion machine), animated hits with the potential to become pop culture icons aren’t a given for DreamWorks.  Sure they’ve had Shrek but ask anyone and you’ll discover that 4 feature films and a variety of spin-offs have milked the franchise past its worth.  Kung-Fu Panda came next with signs of brilliance.  …
review by . December 08, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Out from DreamWorks' animation studio is a tale based on two aggressive yet extinct species, dragons and Vikings. Interesting enough, How to Train Your Dragon strays away from stereotyping these two prolific breeds, giving them a fresh interpretation. Hiccup, the main protagonist (voiced by Jay Baruchel), is illustrated as the lanky outcast whose father is the leader of the violent pack of dragon hunters. In addition, his dragon counterpart, Toothless, isn't the barbaric creature that Vikings …
review by . April 06, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Dragons have had a pretty checkered history on the silver screen. There have been some good efforts (Reign of Fire, Dragonslayer, Dragonheart) and some terrible misfires (Dungeons and Dragons, Eragon) over the years, but all have fallen short of delivering the definitive dragon movie. The rather clunkily titled How to Train Your Dragon, directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, may well be that movie.      Since its formation in 1994, Dreamworks has always been standing in …
review by . March 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   We always seem to go through phases when it comes to popular genres and topics of entertainment.  We have the year of 3D (which I'm still debating as to whether I should actually be excited or not), the year of remakes (that has become YEARS and I wish would seriously end), the year of cheapquels/sequels (which some films have promise and others are straight to DVD quality), and of course the year of the "underdog"/geek(which is by far my favorite).  3 months …
review by . April 13, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Dreamworks has always been dominant in the the animation field, but that has never made their movies that were great.  They had Shrek, which was very clever and very unique and original.  But most times when watching a Dreamworks production you're hit with a lot of pop culture references and whatnot.  The exception being Kung Fu Panda which showed a different side of Dreamworks.  How to Train Your Dragon merely perfects what Kung Fu Panda began.  It focuses on being a heartfelt …
review by . April 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
  Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a young boy living on an island with the great vikings. He explains in the beginning that it is a very old land, but with new houses. This is because their houses are constantly being burned down by the firery breath of dragons, who they are always in battle with. Hiccup is the son of a high in rank viking Stoick (Gerard Butler) who is ashamed of his son because he fails to be the dragon fighter he is supposed to. So to prove himself Hiccup shoots down a never before …
review by . July 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
How to Train a Dragon is a coming of age movie. The usual stuff. The overbearing father, with the son who embarrasses him because of his lack of mini-me-ness, tries to force said son to man-it-up and get on with it already. Son does the one thing he can think of to impress his whole village but screws even that up. But while doing so he discovers truth that will change everything his dad, his whole village, his whole world believed. Add humor, fighting, action and a few scary moments, make it animated, …
review by . August 29, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I'm a middle aged adult, but you'll never hear me whine, 'We didn't have 3D when I was a kid!' Well, part of the deal is being a middle aged adult nowadays means you can keep making up for lost time. Oh, yes, we had 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Oliver!' and the first release of 'Star Wars,' but kids nowadays have never had it so good. Call it middle life crisis. Call me the middle-aged man who can't grow up, or call me just genuinely honest, but I was thoroughly satisfied with this …
review by . August 29, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
How to Feed Your Inner Child
I'm a middle aged adult, but you'll never hear me whine, 'We didn't have 3D when I was a kid!'  Well, part of the deal is being a middle aged adult nowadays means you can keep making up for lost time.      Oh, yes, we had 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Oliver!' and the first release of 'Star Wars,' but kids nowadays have never had it so good.      Call it middle life crisis.  Call me the middle-aged …
review by . July 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Animated movies are very subjective so I am sure I will get some haters lashing out at me for such a statement, but I stand by my opinion that 'How To Train Your Dragon' is one of the top 10 animated movies in American history. I can't fairly judge foreign animated movies so I put the "American" disclaimer in front. Watching this movie with my daughter was an absolute delight. As I watched the story of Hiccup the Viking and his beloved dragon unfold, I became more engrossed in the story and found …
review by . April 06, 2010
   We had a bit of time this weekend and opted to see the movie How to Train You Dragon.  This is from Dreamworks and has the markings of some of the characters from Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.      The movie is focused on a young Viking lad.  This boy's father is the leader of the village.  The villagers have a major problem with dragons in the area.  These dragons routinely destroy their village.  The Vikings keep …
review by . October 23, 2010
The viking genre is a perennial one in Hollywood, with about one major release per year. Previous releases include Beowulf, Pathfinder, The 13th Warrior among others. All these previous movies shared one result; bad reviews. Now Dreamworks takes a stab at the genre with an animated comedy, and scores one of the biggest hits of 2010; How to Train Your Dragon. Unlike Shrek, Over the Hedge, Antz and Dreamwork's previous animated films, this one focuses primarily on human characters and their relationships, …
Quick Tip by . December 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Its no shrek but its not to bad. The story was interesting but kind of predictable and this particular animation style is not my favorite but i think its a good kid friendly movie...and the little battle scene with the huge dragon at the end is pretty awsome!
review by . April 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Hiccup's got a good heart and a bright mind, and likes to try new things. Unfortunately none of those traits are in demand among the Vikings ... and, as it turns out, he's a young Viking. They pride themselves on brawn, rather than brain. They value the ruthless and courageous, the dragon killers, rather than the clever and kind and empathetic. Of course, since he's the star of the movie, we know he's going to show that what he has is what they need, and that he'll save his village and prove himself …
review by . May 06, 2010
posted in MovieSucktastic
This Right Wing Movie Review has been brought to you by the letter T, and by GoldLine, because there’s nothing more patriotic than speculating on America’s eventual financial ruin.    How to Train Your Dragon, the latest box office success to come out of Dreamworks, is probably the most blatant and chilling example of the indoctrination of America’s youth by the liberal elitist Hollywood since Happy Feet. Only this time, they are not using gay penguins …
Quick Tip by . July 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The movie pulls no punches with its story or with it's adventure aspect. None of it is heavy handed, and it follows a formula that has worked time and time again. How to Train Your Dragon shows that it isn't the idea that's important, but that it's the execution. It's hard not to enjoy the film. It is by far the best that Dreamworks has to offer.
review by . March 26, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
In the tradition of some of our better animated films, "How to Train Your Dragon" establishes a thoroughly engaging friendship between a boy and an animal -- so engaging that we do in fact hurt when it appears that one or both is in grave danger. Animated films have always had that kind of power over audiences, maybe because an animal gives the filmmaker the perfect opportunity to convey emotions at their most fundamental. When they're happy, they're completely happy. When they're sad, they're completely …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I can wait for this to come out on Blu-Ray a movie for everyone not just the kids
review by . July 10, 2010
How to Train a Dragon is a coming of age movie. The usual stuff. The overbearing father, with the son who embarrasses him because of his lack of mini-me-ness, tries to force said son to man-it-up and get on with it already. Son does the one thing he can think of to impress his whole village but screws even that up. But while doing so he discovers truth that will change everything his dad, his whole village, his whole world believed. Add humor, fighting, action and a few scary moments, make it animated, …
Quick Tip by . April 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
This was a pretty entertaining movie! I should have seen it in 3D though...
Quick Tip by . April 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A really fun film. Predictable & lacking in originality but still very well-made & entertaining. Definitely a must-see! I want a pet dragon!
Quick Tip by . April 12, 2010
Good movie. It was pretty funny!
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