I am in love with this movie.
I’m a bit jealous of kids these days, actually. Sure, growing up there was Disney with The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (still the best Disney movie ever in my opinion). But now, animated movies are seen as a sure fire money maker. This isn’t always the case (anyone remember Mars Needs Moms? Of course you don’t, unless just because you heard how terrible it was). And companies like DreamWorks and Pixar have turned kids’ movies in to art forms.
Based on a series of books by Cressida Cowell, the movie seems to be very different from the stories in the books. This is just based on a quick skim of the books however. But a young Viking boy named Hiccup has trouble fitting in with his dragon killing tribe and living up to the ideals of his chieftain father. This all changes when Hiccup comes into contact with a dangerous dragon known as a Night Fury.
I know the How to Train Your Dragon movie has been out for a few years, but I just got around to watching it a couple of weeks ago. And it was fantastic. Good animation and a great story. Watching the friendship develop between Hiccup and Toothless was one of the highlights of the movie. Also, amazing music by John Powell and a beautiful theme song by Jonsi.
Most likely you’ve seen the movie already, most people have. If you haven’t though, I would recommend not watching the clip I’m posting below. Not because of any spoilers, but simply because it will be a much more powerful scene when watched in context of the original movie.