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Review: How to train your Dragon

Review: How to train your Dragon


This is DreamWorks best animated 3D movie that is action packed, unpredictable and an entertaining family comedy that makes you laugh out loud. It entails a young viking boy named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) who is deemed an outcast in the viking world as he is not likely to ever become a dragon slayer and in this era that is all that is expected of one.

Hiccup is not like other viking teens in the village; He is skinny, clumsy and very unpopular with all the other villagers. Unlike his dad  Stoick (Gerard Butler) who is nothing but a huge cliche of a viking and of course the leader of this village who wants nothing but to protect his people from these unwanted, uninvited dragons. The slaying of these beasts is something that has been done for generations and for Hiccup this is also something that he desires regardless of what the others think. Hiccup is allowed to join the junior dragon training school where he trains with none other than the girl of his dreams; Astrid (America Ferrera) a tough, blonde teen warrior who is ready to be a great dragon slayer.

From this point on, the movie seem to breakaway from the norm and willingly takes you from highs to lows, literally. The view is nothing less than stunning.  The creators of this magical world pulled all the stops to make the film very believable. Brilliant colors,  realistic ocean & waves just to name a few. And if that’s wasn’t enough, How to Train you Dragon carries a moral massage that projects how important it is to be yourself unlike other similar films out there that relies in mediocre stories and cheap laughs…

The rest of the characters are very likable and they play a very big role in this film, Dragons and humans alike.

Can Vikings and Dragons co-exist? Will Hiccup find his father’s love and acceptance? Up had you crying in the first 20 minutes of the film, How To Train Your Dragon will have you crying the last 20. This is a must see for the whole family. It’s time to put on your armor, release your inner Dragon Slayer and strap in… it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Raymond Melendez Raymond Melendez is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Local San Diego Metal website sdmetal.com. Besides Heavy Metal music, Raymond is also a movie buff and Craft Beer enthusiast. Which is why he is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Movie Review website 'MovieFloss.com' and Co-Founder of Craft Beer website 'BeerAlien.com'.
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