Sound Off: How to Train Your Dragon - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
March 26, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? DreamWorks Animation has released its 19th feature film in theaters today, titled How to Train Your Dragon, based on Cressida Cowell's book of the same name. There's been a lot of buzz about how good this movie is, so I thought I'd open the floor for discussion. Is it really a great movie after all? Is it DreamWorks' best to date? Or is it just another mediocre movie from that studio? How are the visuals and the 3D this time? Is there a good story and good characters to go along with it? If you've seen it, leave a comment, and let us know what you thought of How to Train Your Dragon!
To fuel the fire, I thought How to Train Your Dragon was really, really good, but I didn't exactly love it. The chemistry between Hiccup and Toothless is amazing, anytime they were together on screen it was brilliance, at a Pixar level. However, the rest of the movie felt like the same old bland DreamWorks we all know. I still dislike the character design, the humor was too childish, and I hated hearing celebrity voices. I can certainly see how many people loved it and it's worth seeing for some of the wonderful flying scenes alone (especially in 3D). It is actually a great film, I just personally didn't love it, although I do already want to see it again.
What did you think of How to Train Your Dragon? One of DreamWorks' bests or just okay?