110. How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

7.7 Very entertaining
  • Acting 7.7
  • Directing 8.0
  • Story 7.4
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Starring: Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler

Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Running Time: 98 mins

How To Train Your Dragon is an American film about a young Viking, who is seen as a weakling by his peers, and is unable to fight dragons like his others, who encounters an injured dragon in the forest, and rather than typically fighting it, he attempts to train it, and forms a great friendship.

I have to say that when I first saw that trailer for this film a couple of years ago, it looked absolutely awful. It appeared to be another typical kids’ Disney-like movie with no plot and some silly jokes along the way.

However, I was amazed when I watched this film, as it was actually very entertaining. Obviously, the plot was completely predictable, and was uncannily similar to Brave, but it was in reality a very pleasant, cool, and enjoyable film to watch.

The comedy was much better than most kids’ movies, the characters were much more interesting than I had expected, and although it may seem cheesy, the bonding between the young boy and the dragon was actually quite dramatic. (Plus, the design of the main dragon: the Night Fury, was really cool!)

Overall, I’ll give this 7.7 because it was a surprisingly entertaining film to watch, with everything just being very nice, even though it was quite predictable and occasionally cheesy…


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