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How to Train Your Dragon
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How to Train Your Dragon is the story of Hiccup, a Viking who feels out of place since he's not a fan of killing the dragons the Viking's world so revolves around in. But, when Hiccup captures the rare Night Fury Dragon and inadvertently injures it, the two become fast friends and attempt to bridge the gap of understanding between the Dragons & the Vikings. It may not sound like much, but things are deeper than they may seem here, and they are 3 reasons you need to go out and watch this movie right now.
1: Casting: Having seen Jay Baruchel as a geeky character in the film Fanboys, this film only solidifies for me the fact that Baruchel makes cliched characters feel real & brings traits out they wouldn't have otherwise, and this fact is very evident here. The same is true for the rest of the cast. In Shrek 2, Larry King was wasted in a long-running and painful transvestite joke. Here, Craig Ferguson is perfect in the role not only because he's Scottish, but he brings the appropriate mix of eccentric leadership needed for the right-hand man of Gerard Butler's character, who is also well cast. The same goes for the rest of the cast with the possible exception of Jonah Hill, who always feels out of place in almost every movie he's in.
2: Visual Effects & 3D: Now this may because the Viking environment hasn't been portrayed much on screen before, but the film is stunningly beautiful, and that's only reinforced by the 3D which is used better than Avatar in some cases, especially in the case of the flying sequences.Read more ›
Overall = 3 1/2 stars
Movie = 5 stars
Blu-Ray Single Disc Features = 2 stars
Like many reviewers of "How to Train Your Dragon," I loved this movie!! There were so many wonderful aspects of this movie that other reviewers have already noted (e.g. the unique take on the dragon story, the outstanding animation, the wonderful voice acting combined with the life-like expressions of the characters, the musical score, etc.), that I couldn't wait to get this on blu-ray when it came out. The issue was which version to get since I only wanted to see this movie on blu-ray, and didn't need an extra disc. Therefore, the easy solution would be to buy the Single Disc. However, I also wanted all the extras (such as the deleted scenes and the 17 minute extra short story, along with your other typical extras that are found on disc). The problem was that there is no description on what the bonus features would be on the Single Disc or what's missing. So, I did a little research of the reviewer comments, did a global search online and even called Amazon's customer service, all of which/whom had limited or conflicting information. I guess the safe thing to assume moving forward is that if it's not listed, there are probably very few extras.
However, I took a risk and purchased the Single Disc blu-ray since there was no conclusive info either way, and I didn't want to end up with a DVD I was never going to use (particularly given the $4.Read more ›
This is well worth a watch and a great movie to watch with your kids - you won't be bored and the kids will think you're the super cool parent that you are.
Me? I want my own dragon, darn it!
This film is more serious in tone than laugh out loud funny, much like the latest from Pixar (UP, Wall-E, etc.), but it does have quite a few laughs that come naturally, not forced. I'm so glad they stayed away from pop culture references. Both kids and parents will love How to Train Your Dragon equally and probably for much different reasons. The only thing that I didn't care for were the first 10 minutes or so. Not that they are bad in any way, but it felt a little rushed. Once the film settles and Hiccup (the boy viking) meets the dragon, everything begins to click. The only other negative is that every kid is going to want a pet dragon for their birthday. Good luck with that!
4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wonderful gift. My granddaughter loves the movie and all of the characters.Published 1 day ago by William M. Margitan
My daughter has a dragon fetish. How could I not buy this...Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love the movie, but they sent me a Canadian copy, which prevented me from downloading the digital copy, due to licensing restrictions. So I sent it back for a refund.Published 5 days ago by biconroy
Love it! My 4 year old twin grandson wanted to watch and loved it also.Published 5 days ago by Terrie Andrews
Loved it! Very cute and entertaining and I don't have small kids!!!Published 5 days ago by Teleia D Hogan
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i have the same question.
what happened with latino american customer?. we are millions of potential customers
Oct 7, 2010 by Jaime Sierra Poveda | See all 9 posts
|Will Blu-ray be 3D?||
If the movies don't specifically say 3D, then I doubt it. Also, the product page says that this release will not be in 3D. Amazon's way of making sure they don't have a bunch of unhappy customers who wanted the 3D, I guess. ^.^ I'm pretty sure Dreamworks won't be releasing Dragon in 3D until... Read More
Aug 7, 2010 by Nozomi | See all 16 posts
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Same here, though I didn't receive an apology email from Amazon. I pre ordered the movie weeks ago, when it said that I would get it on the release date, and now its shipped and says it will be arriving here on Monday rather than Saturday as it normally would. Really Disappointed.
Oct 15, 2010 by Alex R | See all 7 posts
|Blu-Ray version has major defect (tried two copies!)||
I didn't have that issue with mine. It was bought on the 16th at Costco.
Oct 19, 2010 by L. J. Conroy | See all 9 posts
October 12 is the dvd release date i got.
Jun 23, 2010 by C. Panther | See all 28 posts
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