So on Wednesday night I finally got to go see How To Train Your Dragon. I’m floored; I seriously don’t know how to properly describe how much I loved this movie.
OH MY GOD IT WAS COMPLETELY AWESOME AND MIND-BLOWING!!!!!!! I WANT TO WATCH IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND BUY ALL THE MERCHANDISE AND TATOO IT ON MY BACK!!!!!!!!
Now that’s a movie! These weren’t crappy dragons like in Eragon (only reason I watched that movie was for the dragon and I was sorely disappointed with it). Actually, can you think of any movies with dragons in them? There was that one movie 14 or more years ago called ……. Dragonheart? Sean Connery did the voice of the dragon. Erm, there are the dragons in Harry Potter but they don’t have much screen time (the bastards). Oh there’s a dragon in the Merlin series.
Right – back to the How To Train Your Dragon.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SO COOL!!!!!
*slaps self* (CALM YOURSELF WOMAN). As you can tell, I am still on a high. So the movie starts off with a bang and doesn’t lag at all. Now for some reason I have never associated Vikings with dragons. But it really works well. They have some stunning Viking characters. First there’s Hiccup who is absolutely useless as a Viking but continually tries to slay a dragon and fails, always resulting in some form of destruction to the village. Then there is Stoick his father, who represents everything a Viking, is. This dude is hard core, he fights dragons with his bare hands and wins! Then there is the hysterical one-armed, one-legged blacksmith that Hiccup works for, Gobber. Then there are the other young Viking warriors that Hiccup trains with: Ruffnut and Tuffnut (twins that just don’t get along), Fishlegs (who knows the power ranking of all dragons), Snotlout (your classic cowardly cool guy) and Astrid (his crush). Don’t they have wonderfully ridiculously gross names? And then there are the dragons. Holy Moley aren’t they awesome! There’s the Nightfury (which is super cool, and deadly, and called Toothless), the Deadly Nadder (blue and spiky), the Gronckle (big fat green thingy), the Monstrous Nightmare (a firebreather, sets its body on fire), the Hideous Zippleback (two headed), and the Terrible Terror (the smallest of them all and so cute.)
The cuteness level of this movie is off the charts, I mean look at this clip:
DAAAAAAAW ITS SOOOOO CUTE!!! (and oddly enough reminds me of my puppy).
The thing that really stands out for me in this movie is the airborne scenes. Now in Avatar they were on the right track on how to show an aerial battle with those alien dragon thingies, but How To Train Your Dragon did it right! They allow the viewer to feel like they’re the one flying Toothless, and if you’ve watched this in 3D it’s even better. That’s another point I wanted to make, like a lot of animated movies at the moment, there is this great need to have it in 3D, and then do nothing with it. How To Train Your Dragon is one of those few exceptions where they use the 3D to their advantage, whereas everyone else use’s it because it’s the new craze. Also, the 3D gives the flight scenes that added depth and dimension.
Ok I am actually struggling to tell you just how awesome this movie is, all I can say is WATCH THE MOVIE!!!! And don’t watch any of the newer trailers, they have spoilers in them. But you can watch this one: