Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How To Train Your Dragon will undeniably become the main contender for the Oscar in the animation genre this year.

The story starts with full intensity & never fails to keep the rhythm. This is a story of Vikings & dragons but said in an entirely extraordinary tone to make the overall experience, spectacular. We shortly tag on to the central character 'Hiccup' whose mythical village on the island of Berk is infested with dragon raid, which comes frequently to take away the sheep. Being the son of the Viking Chief, too many expectation transpire on him to be a worthy dragon slayer & keep up the family legacy. Soon he befriends one of the rare dragons 'Night Fury' in the woods which he had earlier tried to kill. This unlikely friendship makes him to see the world in a different perspective. As the story progress we all get a chance to emerge ourselves into this magical world and take pleasure in the ride with the dragon.

In short, this is an entertaining movie for the whole family. The animation is first-rate and so are the characters, which bring in full life. The vocal casting in general is admirable; Jay Baruchel as 'Hiccup' is perfect as the young perplexed teenage Viking and the transformation into a formidable warrior is truly amazing. Gerard Butler as Viking Chief had been good in the supporting role. This is a kind of movie which can be enjoyed by the kids & the adults alike, since the dragons here are animated in lighter tenor giving it a less fearful look, I guess fewer toddlers will be sobbing in the theaters out of fear.

Even though I have not seen this in 3-D I guess it surly will accelerate the general experience for good.

My Rating : 8.5/10


  1. Way to go Deb. Good one. May be you can add a trivia section also, the rating section is a good move. All the best!

  2. The webpage looks good...keep up the good work.....Neeraj