How to Train Your Dragon 3D (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon 3D (2010)


3D animated adventure set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, based on the book by Cressida Cowell. This is from DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Madagascar).... More

On the island of Berk where fighting dragons is a way of life, a teenage Viking called Hiccup (Jay Baruchel, Knocked Up) is out of favour in the eyes of his tribe and his chief, his father Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler). When Hiccup is included in Dragon Training, he takes the chance to prove to everyone that he's a natural fighter. But instead of fighting them, Hiccup winds up befriending a dragon, and attempting to set a set a new course for dragon and Viking relations.Hide

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Do yourselves a favour these school holidays and get yourself and your kids along to the Isle of Berk, to a cliff-top village with a fire-breathing problem. The story is simple but satisfying – it’s a straightforward ‘boy and his dog’ tale with added Vikings and overgrown, winged lizards.... More

It’s also the best-looking animated flick in a while thanks to visual consultant Roger Deakins (regular Coen brothers’ cinematographer). He did the same job for WALL-E. This movie offers up plenty of fire-lit scenes, full of flickering orange highlights and long black shadows. Then there are misty forests, hazy sunsets… it looks very cool, especially in three dimensions.

The 3D is best put to effect in the thrilling flying sequences, allowing for a real sense of soaring through the clouds (more than once was I clutching my armrests), and the simulation of hand-held camerawork energises the arena battles.

An action climax is suitably over-the-top and makes good use of three-dimensional fireballs and high-flying camerawork. This adventure story is an exciting ride for kids and an absorbing spectacle for adults.Hide

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the voices and animation are perfect there are NO improvements for this movie

Ttis movie is greatfun,tho title is a little misleading.

sad movie!! the dinosaurs are sooooooooo cute !!! haha

This is one of those movies where its trailers don't do the film any justice..I first saw the trailer for this film way back for Avatar's opening. it showed some promise, but i have to say that the film is quite a gem.

very well paced story and action, Likeable characters and creatures, kept me entertained right the way through..On top of that it is a sonic treat for those who like decent audio. I was blown away by the "low end" of the sound spectrum..

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  • How To Train Your Dragon is the story of Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) a scrawny wannabe Viking, who works as a trainee blacksmith while his Viking father and leader Stoick (voiced by Gerard Butler who appears to be channeling Leonidas from 300 at times) tries to protect their village from the invading forces of dragons. Full Review

  • A thrilling drama interspersed with amusing comedic elements (rather than the other way around). Full Review