My friend and I took a few kids (ours and otherwise) to the movies the other day to check out How to Train Your Dragon in IMAX 3d. We had with us a three year old, two five year olds (one boy, one girl) and a six year old. All the kids seemed to really like the movie a lot! I know I did – it was a really fun movie made especially true by the cool 3d effects (I get a huge kick out of 3d movies). But – I think the movie would’ve been just as good in 2d – so if you don’t have the extra money for the 3d/IMAX version don’t worry!
The basic plot is that this skinny little viking teenager (“Hiccup” voiced by Jay Baruchel) is training to slay dragons like every other good viking does. In fact – his greatest desire is to make his big Dad viking proud and be a big-bad dragon slaying viking. Problem is – he just can’t bring himself to do it once he catches one! Hiccup becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon and learns there may be more to the creatures than he (and the rest of his village) assumed.
The movie also stars Gerard Butler (as “Stoick” – Hiccup’s Dad), Craig Ferguson (as “Gobber”), America Ferrera (as “Astrid”), Jonah Hill (as “Snotlout”), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (as “Fishlegs”), T.J. Miller (as “Tuffnut”) and Kristen Wiig (as “Ruffnut”).
Jay Baruchel seems to be in a few things lately … and of course Christopher Mintz-Plasse (aka McLovin’) is in an upcoming movie “Kickass” which I am dying to see!
The movie is rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language. I don’t really remember the “brief mild language” though … it’s along the same lines as the Shrek movies. I think anything “course” would fly right over little-one’s heads but the adults will catch it. There is a big scene at the end that involves fire and the possible death of a character – so watch out for that.
Anyway – loved it and thoroughly recommend it! We had a great time
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- How to Train Your Dragon: Fires kids’ imaginations (thestar.com)
- Check out the books: How to Train Your Dragon Book 1 (amazon.com)