How to Train Your Dragon (2-Disc Edition - Double DVD Pack)
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Synopsis A winner with fans and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON delivers "thrilling action adventure" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) in a timeless movie that's also "funny and touching" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Toothless and Hiccup - unlikely friends and heroes - lead dragons and Vikings to unite in the ultimate battle for survival. "DreamWorks has topped itself" (Pete Hammond, Box Office Magazine) with visually stunning animation, an outstanding cast and a wonderful original story. DRAGONS is sure to delight as "a great adventure for all ages!" (Ben Lyons, E!).
Disc 1 Special Features Viking-Sized Cast The Technical Artistry of Dragon Filmmakers' Commentary
Disc 2 Legend of the Bonekapper Dragon Special Features Deleted Scenes The Story Behind the Story Racing for the Gold How to Draw a Dragon Your Viking Profile
DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox
Dragon Activity Center (DVD-Rom)
Build Your Own Dragons
A winning mixture of adventure, slapstick comedy, and friendship, How to Train Your Dragon rivals Kung Fu Panda as the most engaging and satisfying film DreamWorks Animation has produced. Hiccup (voice by Jay Baruchel) is a failure as a Viking: skinny, inquisitive, and inventive, he asks questions and tries out unsuccessful contraptions when he's supposed to be fighting the dragons that attack his village. His father, chief Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), has pretty much given up on his teenage son and apprenticed him to blacksmith Gobber (Craig Ferguson). Worse, Hiccup knows the village loser hasn't a chance of impressing Astrid (America Ferrera), the girl of his dreams and a formidable dragon fighter in her own right. When one of Hiccup's inventions actually works, he hasn't the heart to kill the young dragon he's brought down. He names it Toothless and befriends it, although he's been taught to fear and loathe dragons. Codirectors and cowriters Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, who made Disney's delightful Lilo and Stitch, provide plenty of action, including vertiginous flying sequences, but they balance the pyrotechnics with moments of genuine warmth that make the viewer root for Hiccup's success. Many DreamWorks films get laughs from sitcom one-liners and topical pop culture references; as the humor in Dragon comes from the characters' personalities, it feels less timely and more timeless. Toothless chases the spot of sunlight reflected off Hiccup's hammer like a giant cat with a laser pointer; Hiccup uses his newly found knowledge (and an icky smoked eel) to defeat two small dragons--and impress the other kids. How to Train Your Dragon will be just as enjoyable 10 or 20 years from now as it is today. (Rated PG: suitable for ages 8 and older, violence, some intense action and scary dragons) --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
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Audio: The DTS-HD MA 5.1 is also wonderful with powerful bass. It complemented the video. It makes one totally immersed into the movie. (5/5)
I saw this movie in the IMAX-3D theatre (I still have their "Made in Taiwan" IMAX-3D glasses, displayed in my home theatre) and was charmed by both the video and audio. This is one movie that the whole family will enjoy, again and again. Both the video and audio are top-notch, with a strong heart-warming storyline. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly recommended and a Must-Own.
Now I'll tell you my gripes right off the bat. Why do the children all have normal voices but all the adults have Scottish accents? And why does the main dragon look just like a monster from Pokemon? That is all my major issues with the movie. All the voice actors did a solid job but I could pick out all the actors very easily. Gerard Butler was really good along with Craig Ferguson.
The real meat and potato's is the relationship between Jay Baruchel's character hiccup, and his Dragon Toothless, and the relationship between Hiccup and his father the "King" of the village. These really make the movie feel real and give's a solid human feel to all the characters. The movie is kind of funny but really it's all about the action. The scene's when the Dragon is flying and fighting are nothing more than spectacular. Very well directed and so much fun.
I don't want to spoil anything in regards to the story but it was really fun. Really I have to say this is solid fun for parents and their children. How to train you dragon comes Highly Recommended.
I must say this is going on my list of movie of the year.
Fun, colorful, amazing, entertaining.
A really good family movie for all to enjoy over and over again.
The animation was top notch, the voice actors were great, and the clash of Vikings vs Dragons made for a great film.
The story is more-or-less your typical underdog story, involving a young viking who would rather learn, than fight. He must overcome the seemingly impossible odds, to help his people, win the favor of his father, get the girl, and basically save the day.
If you like Fantasy, Adventure and Fun, this is definitely one to watch.
I'm not a huge DreamWorks fan - but the script/story on this one is on par with any Pixar film. Buy it - watch it - love it!
Is Toothless more cat, puppy, or kimono dragon?...not really sure, but he sure has his own character and personality and is super cute (can I have one?)
The kids and I have read the book, and there is such a difference between the two stories as to be almost unrecognizeable. In a rare instance, I have found the movie to be better than the book.
The detail is amazing - check out Hiccup's hair how it moves naturally as he gestures, and how the sun brings out the 'highlights'.
Also, it took having to see it at least 3 times before I noticed that everyone (?) has a Scottish accent but the (American) Hiccup.
This may be the best children's movie I have ever seen.
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As the majority of DreamWorks animation output consisted of dreck like "Shrek," "Shark Tale," and (shudder) "Bee Movie," this film was a very pleasant shock... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rocket Robin
Went to see this film in the theatres by mistake and have loved it ever since. This DVD/Bluray edition is great since I can use the DVDs in my laptop and the Bluray with my TV!Published 5 months ago by Gina
Hiccup is a Viking ahead of his time. He is able to look at his own society much as an outsider would view it (Similar to "Eric, the Viking"). Read morePublished 6 months ago by The Movie Guy