Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon
Directed by Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois
Starring Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson
Rated PG
Release date: March 26, 2010

Dreamworks Animation has a spotty track record with me. Some of their movies I’ve loved (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda) and some of their movies I haven’t loved (Madagascar, Bee Movie, Shark Tale), so I wasn’t sure what to expect from How to Train Your Dragon.

Based on the whimsical children’s novel of the same name by Cressida Cowell, the film follows the story of of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), a Viking teenager who happens to be the worst dragonslayer in the history of Vikings. Fortunately for Hiccup, he soon meets a dragon named Toothless who shows him that everything the Vikings know about dragons is completely wrong.

This film really impressed me. I had been looking forward to it ever since I saw the trailer before my viewing of A Christmas Carol in IMAX 3D a few months ago and I have to say I was not disappointed in the least.

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