Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon is a spectacular looking film that drew me in with its dazzling visuals and maybe for the first time, left me thinking of not much else. It tells the story of a Hiccup, a young boy and misfit in a macho Viking community who is always trying to impress his chieftain dad. Since dragons are a pest and therefore the enemy,  he feels the best way to do this is to slay one. After subduing a particularly elusive dragon, he finds himself unable to kill it and befriends it instead. This leads to a clash with his father and the rest of the community. The story was ok and the film is aimed at younger viewers, unlike other recent animated fare, but again its fabulous look and texture make up for any flaws the film may have and lead to a nice cinematic experience.