How to Train Your Dragon
I have a good friend who works for Dreamworks, and he sent an email out about this movie earlier this week. Among other things, he said,
I know that I am supposed to say this, since I helped to make it, in my own tiny way, but I can not help myself. The new DreamWorks movie, “How To Train Your Dragon”, is the best animated movie that I have ever seen, and that includes ANY Pixar movie. I have now seen the movie in its final form three times. It literally gets better every single time.
I am not sending this to tell you all to go give your money to DreamWorks. If I could send you and every one of your friends tickets, I would. My goal is simply to encourage you to see it, on a big screen, and in 3D if you can. 3D is starting to get over its “look at me” phase and just become an immersion tool.
I literally just finished seeing it for the 3rd time, so I’m all hopped up. I also wanted to say that this is a movie that every member of your household will enjoy,and to point out that it is not a scary movie. [My 4-year-old daughter] loves it, and there were even younger kids at Sunday’s screening.
This friend has been working in movies since he graduated from college (and we’re getting old, so that’s pushing 15 years now). This is THE FIRST time he has ever sent an email like this, which has really hyped me up to see it.
We never see a movie without reading the review provided by Plugged in Online. Among this review of How to Train Your Dragon, they had this to say:
It’s worth mentioning, though, that Hiccup’s love for his dragon influences him to do some pretty inadvisable things. He keeps secrets and considers running away. He and his father come to a serious disagreement that threatens to ruin their relationship forever. So this isn’t a movie to leave your kids alone with. (Not that any movie is.) This is a movie that, if your family sees it, should be talked about afterward.
But I don’t think caution sinks the film’s soaring spirit. How to Train Your Dragon may actually be DreamWorks Animation’s best movie yet—a fun, thrilling Viking voyage that, in the end, is a simple yet salient story about a dragon and his boy.
It looks to me like this is a movie my boys will enjoy. I’m looking forward to it!
If you and your kids have seen it, I’d love to hear about it, how they liked it, how you liked it.
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Awesome! This movie looked really cute in the previews. I don’t have any kids… but will definitely go see this one!
it sounds interesting…but chances are we will wait for the dvd.
Toy Story 3 is the one my husband wants to take our 3 yr old too. My mom just got him 1&2 for Easter. So if he likes those I’m sure we will be at the theater…well daddy or I and Avery in hopes it goes better than Madgascar 2 did!
We haven’t seen it and like Heather, will probably wait for the DVD to come out… I’m not good in 3d theatres and my daughter is pretty much past the animated movies phase… Liam on the other hand isn’t ready for the whole 2 hrs at the theatre experience… the reviews do make it sound good though!
I am definitely going to take Mia to see it. We saw Princess & The frog for her first movie, and I have to say: I think she will enjoy a dragon movie more. She’s not TOO much into princesses—she loves adventure!
I’m not sure I’ll take her to a 3D version though. I am sure it will be cool but I’m not sure how she’ll like keeping the glasses on.
Awesome! I already planned to take Jon this weekend – glad to read yet another glowing review!
I don’t think I’ll take the boys to see it in 3-D, either. I just think that would be too much sensory input, even if they did keep the glasses on.
This movie looks awesome. I wonder if it is possible to see it in a theatre, but not in 3-D? Ben complains that 3-D hurts his eyes, so I am never comfortable subjecting him to a 3-D movie.
If not, I know this will be a DVD on the top of our Netflix list! I like kid-movies that adults enjoy!!
We’ve been on a bad run with movies rated PG not being appropriate for our daughter (age 5). She bit me after watching half of Where the Wild Things Are – we turned it off because my husband and I felt it was making us dumber watching it. I also didn’t think UP was appropriate for a small child. I think we rely heavily on the fact that we think they don’t understand a lot of the stuff they put in for grown-ups. I won’t watch another PG movie with her unless I see it first.
We had a bad run, too — that’s why we never go without seeing the review at Plugged In Online. It breaks the whole movie down very clinically, then gives a less-clinical overview. We love it. http://www.halleethehomemaker.com/2009/11/plugged-in/
I like how to train your dragon 2 and it’s awesom
and i also like the caracter