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Hiccup is a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
Animated Adventure Fantasy - This is an animated adventure aimed at the whole family, from kids
to adults, males and females. However, some intense sequences with
dragons may be too scary for young children, especially in 3D.
Roger EbertFull Review Good "How to Train Your Dragon" plays more like a game born to inspire a movie.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good How to Train Your Dragon fires on all cylinders. It's a thrilling action-adventure saga with exhilarating 3-D animation, a clever comedy with witty dialogue, a coming-of-age tale with surprising depth and a sweetly poignant tale of friendship between man and animal.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 145 moviegoers:
FANTASTIC REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females LOVED "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON." Reviews this high, especially from adults, means this is a GREAT FAMILY MOVIE! So, take the entire family to see "How To Train Your Dragon."
The story centers around a Viking teenager named Hiccup (JAY BARUCHEL), who lives on the Island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen's rather progressive views and offbeat sense of humor don't sit too well with his tribe or its chief…who just happens to be Hiccup's father, Stoick the Vast (GERARD BUTLER). When Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other Viking teens—Astrid (AMERICA FERRERA), Snotlout (JONAH HILL), Fishlegs (CHRISTOPHER MINTZPLASSE), and twins Ruffnut (KRISTEN WIIG) and Tuffnut (T.J. MILLER)—he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. But when he encounters (and ultimately befriends) an injured dragon, his world is flipped upside down, and what started out as Hiccup's one shot to prove himself turns into an opportunity to set a new course for the future of the entire tribe.