How to Train Your Dragon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Dragon Double Pack) [Blu-ray]
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How To Train Your Dragon
A winner with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes – a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this “wonderful good-time hit!” (Gene Shalit, Today).
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon
Hiccup and the Viking gang are back to battle Gobber’s archenemy – the legendary BoneKnapper dragon – in this full-“scale” action-adventure. Shipwrecked on a mysterious island, the courageous kids devise a plan to capture the cagey creatures…if he even exists!
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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.
"How to Train You Dragon" could have easily gone wrong though. A movie that purports the human respect of dragons, an animal that doesn't exist in the real world, while at the same time presents sheep in an unflattering light, straddles the line of hypocrisy. Where this movie won me and my family over was in how it was willing to sacrifice the protagonist's leg at the very end, thus karmatically matching the wound Hiccup inflicted on Toothless at the beginning, and proving the filmmakers have got the guts to back up their fairy-tale with some reality.
Conversely, this movie's sequel was a hollow, soulless shell. HTTYD2 fully embraces hypocrisy and expands on it by having the dragon-riders use the sheep as "balls" (in Berk's version of "Quidditch"), as if the animals are devoid of feeling, emotional and physical. The movie also rips off the Empire Strikes Back in tone and setting, and tosses in all kinds of idiotically predictable "twists" into the mix just to fool the audience into thinking it was anything more than a cash-grab. Fortunately, the film underperformed at the box office, forcing DreamWorks to delay the third installment a couple of years, and shut down hundreds of animation factories, er, studios, to "revaluate" their approach.
If the first film left you craving more adventures of Hiccup and Toothless, then I recommend buying the first two seasons of the television series (available in four DVD volumes), which is very well done. Just avoid HTTYD2 at all costs, whatever you do.
Hiccup, as an intellectual Viking creates a weapon that is able to injure the infamous Night Fury Dragon, one that has never been seen by his people. Hiccup tracks the injured dragon on his own, however is unable to slaughter it when it lays defenseless trapped in ropes from his own weapon. Rather he cuts the dragon loose. They become friends as he brings it food. Hiccup splits his time caring from the dragon he names Toothless, and attending dragon school. He learns secrets by about dragons by caring for one.
He applies what he has learned to dragon school, much to the amazement of his fellow students and instructors, becoming a child hero and legend. There is a young blond Viking lass he wants to impress. The plot is predictable and the movie is wonderful.
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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 6 months ago by Gina