How to Train Your Dragon

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 578 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 9 out of 578

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  1. Oct 22, 2013
    6
    A pretty good kids movie, but adults will probably not enjoy it as much. The animations are good, and the characters are likable, but the story drags in some parts. Overall, it is a heartwarming film, but with some flaws.
  2. Mar 10, 2013
    6
    How to Train Your Dragon is exciting, magical and sincere. Too bad that is only the case between the boy and the Dragon toothless. With all the action and exciting times throughout the film it needed to stop and let emotion take over for a bit.
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    6
    How to maintain your ass from dragging.
    A very good animated tale with a very slow precise execution. The characters are believable and the story is nice, but some areas of the film are simply boring...
  4. Jan 11, 2011
    6
    Honestly, it is very hard for me to criticize animated films. Coz all camera angles, character expressions, body languages, and etc. are fully controllable by the maker. Thiz kind of movie also depends on whole divisions (the credit not just on director). Thiz movie made by Dream Works Team and directed by Disney LILO AND STITCH (2002) creators, Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. TheHonestly, it is very hard for me to criticize animated films. Coz all camera angles, character expressions, body languages, and etc. are fully controllable by the maker. Thiz kind of movie also depends on whole divisions (the credit not just on director). Thiz movie made by Dream Works Team and directed by Disney LILO AND STITCH (2002) creators, Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders. The characters voiced by: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill and America Ferrera. A Viking boy, named Hiccup learned how to be a warrior, instead of vanquished a dragon, they became friend. The dragon character which named Toothless appeared uniquely but likeable. Yes, it is entertaining but still on standard formula. The story relied on what I called Sport Formula, where zero to hero elements implied. The main character mostly described as nerd type and later becoming a savior for his surroundings. Plus the commonly ending by diiquieting moment, when we were waiting was Hiccup will going to survive and closed by cheer and applause. Although the flying scene is still thrill and excited. Yes, it is another CGI animation. Yes, it is another feel-good movie.

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  5. Jan 6, 2014
    4
    This can be sort of heartwarming in parts, but it is mostly generic. The kid befriends a dragon, dragons and humans hate each other, the kid brings the two groups together. Also, there's a scene where they think the dragon's dead, but he's really not. Yeah, you've seen it all before.
  6. Jan 7, 2011
    5
    After 300 years of war between vikings and dragons, a viking boy get along with a handicapped dragon. He helps the dragon to fly and so the entire viking community is against him now. But in the end every thing turns to be ok because the vikings together with the dragons fight against the evilest dragon, kills it and live a happy life together afterward.
    Yes, the plot it bad. You can't
    After 300 years of war between vikings and dragons, a viking boy get along with a handicapped dragon. He helps the dragon to fly and so the entire viking community is against him now. But in the end every thing turns to be ok because the vikings together with the dragons fight against the evilest dragon, kills it and live a happy life together afterward.
    Yes, the plot it bad. You can't ignore this and like the movie.
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  7. Oct 25, 2014
    6
    Esta película tiene muchos clichés que se han visto un millón de veces, sin embargo aquí los manejan bien. Aquí siempre que pasa algo se siente una emoción muy real, siempre que hay alguien celoso se ve que esta celoso, si esta triste se ve triste, manejan los clichés con personajes que se sienten humanos, medievales y algo infantiles pero es por la época y la cantidad de edad requeridaEsta película tiene muchos clichés que se han visto un millón de veces, sin embargo aquí los manejan bien. Aquí siempre que pasa algo se siente una emoción muy real, siempre que hay alguien celoso se ve que esta celoso, si esta triste se ve triste, manejan los clichés con personajes que se sienten humanos, medievales y algo infantiles pero es por la época y la cantidad de edad requerida para verla. No hay mucho que decir, no vallas a verla con grandes expectativas. Le doy un 06/10 esta bien, pero, al final los clichés no dejan que suba la calificación. Expand
  8. Dec 20, 2013
    5
    To put it plainly, How to Train Your Dragon is generic, predictable and just unfunny. It's just another story of a dorky kid trying to impress the most popular kid in school, who just so happens to be a girl who is also the most talented viking warrior of the kids; of course (I didn't even know that female vikings existed). The movie boasts visual dazzles and excitement on the same levelTo put it plainly, How to Train Your Dragon is generic, predictable and just unfunny. It's just another story of a dorky kid trying to impress the most popular kid in school, who just so happens to be a girl who is also the most talented viking warrior of the kids; of course (I didn't even know that female vikings existed). The movie boasts visual dazzles and excitement on the same level as Avatar, but in the end, it's just not enough. For me, this movie was nothing special, and represents the lowlights of Dreamworks movies like Bee movie and Turbo. Not one of the highlights like Skrek, Madagascar or Kung fu Panda. Expand
  9. Oct 28, 2010
    4
    Watching How to Train your Dragon, I had relatively high expectations. I was expecting a good, creative plot, clever and original jokes and finally good 3D effects. The plot was far from being creative, using the same trite story of a teenager misunderstood by his father and his community who finally finds a girls that, through great difficulty, falls in love with him. Very unimpressive.Watching How to Train your Dragon, I had relatively high expectations. I was expecting a good, creative plot, clever and original jokes and finally good 3D effects. The plot was far from being creative, using the same trite story of a teenager misunderstood by his father and his community who finally finds a girls that, through great difficulty, falls in love with him. Very unimpressive. Some of the humor that How to Train your Dragon made me grin at most, nothing was strikingly hilarious and creative. The 3D effects were not the best but were not completely boring which made the experience ok. Expand
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. An exciting, fun and sensationally entertaining movie for everyone.
  2. Rouses you in conventional ways, but it's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional possibilities.
  3. 75
    Works enough miracles of 3-D animation to charm your socks off.