Monday, March 21, 2011

How to Train Your Dragon



Have you seen "How to Train Your Dragon" yet?  If not, stop reading this and go watch it now!  This is my boys' current movie of choice- and no wonder, it is awesome!  Seriously, go and buy it.  Trust me it is worth it.  This movie is genius.  The characters are uniquely loveable in a very tough, Vikingish way despite their odd names: Hiccup, Astrid, Fishlegs and Ruffnut.  The main character,  Hiccup, is your typical, awkward kid who wants deperately to please his father, but he just can't.  Astrid is a strong, axe wielding heroine who is faster and fiercer than most of her peers and who will not back down from a fight.  But she has brains as well as brawn.  (Hooray for a cartoon with a great female lead!)   The script is full of hillarious one liners and wry charm.  And the soundtrack, oh, the soundtrack is lovely!  It was nominated for an oscar.  I purchased it on iTunes because I just LOVE it!  We must have watched the movie 10 times in the last week (Sam has been home sick from school) and I still can't get enough of the music-- or the movie or the dragons for that matter.  Oh.  My.  Goodness.  The dragons are amazing!  They are all unique in size, shape and abilities and have their own personalities that clearly shine through.  Toothless, the main dragon is fearsome and dangerous and just one of the sweetest creatures I have ever seen.  I would seriously keep him for a pet.




So let's review:  great movie, buy it now and go watch it (two or three times even).  It will be well worth it.  Oh and if anyone knows where I can find a pet Night Fury, let me know.

5 comments:

Steph said...

My boys also love this movie. we got Donny a pretty cool Night Fury for Christmas from walmart that is still a big hit. They love all the cool sounds it makes. Also, the music is pretty spectacular when Hiccup is learning how to fly Toothless. Listen for the trombones. I know I am a geek, but I also know that you would appreciate it. Ha

yamsey said...

I totally appreciate it. I get chills from the music every time. We are geeks together I guess. =)

Jill said...

We are major "Train Your Dragon" fans. Melanie actually worked it into a talk in Primary. The topic was favorite scripture story. She chose the Creation story, because she said, "It teaches us that each one of us can make a big difference." So of course Hiccup came to mind!

Heather said...

This is a forvite at our house too! :)

Heather said...

I can NOT spell today. *Favorite