How to Train your Dragon is the story of Hiccup the hapless wannabe dragon slayer who befriends a young dragon and tries to, yep you guessed it, train him up. This family-friendly animated adventure has a great comedy cast and a fun, engaging story.
The film is funny, heartwarming and well rounded enough to appeal to adults and children alike, It’s the perfect film for a quiet Sunday afternoon when you want to keep the kids occupied, or if you are just looking for an charming, whimsical story of Vikings and dragons learning to get along.
The voice attacking is top notch, Gerard Butler plays the hulking Viking warrior to perfection, and Jay Baruchel as Hiccup is a convincing and sympathetic hero. There are some genuine edge of your seat moments when you watch the skinny, unassuming Hiccup face off with rather miffed fire breathing beastie. Girls will find a positive character in Astrid the rough-tough apprentice slayer, voiced by Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera.
How to Train Your Dragon is fun for the whole family with a sense of humor that will appeal to kids, with plenty of laugh out loud moments and adults who will find the whole film amusing, kind and carrying a moral worthy of any Aesop’s Fable.