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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  26 March 2010 (USA)
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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

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Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One adventure will change two worlds


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Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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26 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience  »

Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,732,319 (USA) (26 March 2010)

Gross:

£17,168,517 (UK) (23 July 2010)
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Trivia

When Hiccup reads the Dragon Manual, the writings in it are actually in plain English cryptographed into runes. With a small effort, you can read what Hiccup is saying, e.g. "Speed Unknown". See more »

Goofs

The Vikings use many words such as "port and starboard" which did not exist at the time. We are hearing a translation of what they would have been saying. See more »

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[first lines]
Hiccup: [voice-over] This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy. It's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes... We have...
[aloud, as he slams the door against an attacking Monstrous Nightmare]
Hiccup: ...
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The title doesn't appear on screen until the end. See more »

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Spin-off Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011) See more »

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A Beautiful Lie
Written by Jared Leto
Performed by 30 Seconds to Mars
Produced by Josh Abraham
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Wonderful movie, a must see 3D
20 March 2010 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer and I enjoyed it but I was afraid that all the good parts from the movie will be there and that will be all, like it was with many films lately. That was certainly not the case. There are way better parts that were left to be discovered and I definitely congratulate the choice.

I didn't read the book, so I don't know the story, witch might have suffered, as stories usually do from books to picture, but I think a writer couldn't hope for a better image, better portraits of characters, especially the black dragon who one definitely falls in love with - the mimic and the gestures and the face expressions, so complex and real.

I agree it's not the kind of movie that makes you keep thinking too much once it's finished bot it's not meant to be. It's just lovely, from the beginning to the end, I really laughed and I was anxious for the characters when they suffered (and I'm 22). The film wasn't too long, it didn't have stupid lines whatsoever and it put to silence the annoying child behind me from the first five minutes or so, which I believe says it all.

I don't know if I will actually go to the cinema but I definitely want to see it again.

Great special effects and, again, a very lovely dragon.


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