A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Release Year: 2010
Rating: 8.2/10 (128,900 voted)
Critic's Score: 74/100
Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Storyline Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world.
Writers: William Davies, Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
Stoick the Vast
Gobber the Belch
Robin Atkin Downes
Hoark the Haggard
Phlegma the Fierce
Opening Weekend: $43,732,319
(28 March 2010)
(18 July 2010)
Did You Know?
The Night Fury dragon species was originally going to be be more wolf like in appearance. Instead, a Dreamworks employee's computer screen saver of a black leopard inspired the film's creators to make Toothless more feline in appearance.
When Hiccup is searching for the dragon he shot down, he hits a tree branch which flings back in his face. In the next shot Hiccup hasn't moved, but the branch is gone.
This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy, and it's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunset. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes. We have...
One of the most Breathtaking Animated Films of all time.
I watched How to Train Your Dragon about 5 times now, and it never gets
boring. It actually keeps on getting better and better with with more
and more views. This is a huge accomplishment for DreamWorks Animation,
it might actually be its Best Animated Feauture it yet. It is an
amazing experience to watch this film in Cinema. The 3D is amazing and
at times Breathtaking. I may of had the most fun that I've ever had in
Cinema watching How to Train Your Dragon.
The script is really good and is has a lot of dramatic depth. This
movie is for everyone. Adults and Kids will enjoy it equally and will
love it at the end. This movie will probably become a series like
Shrek. But I'm hoping this film doesn't get bad sequels like Shrek 3
and Shrek Forever After. Anyways this film will be most recognized for
its beautiful animation.