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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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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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William Davies (screenplay by) (as Will Davies), Dean DeBlois (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jay Baruchel ... Hiccup (voice)
Gerard Butler ... Stoick (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Gobber (voice)
America Ferrera ... Astrid (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Snotlout (voice)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Fishlegs (voice)
T.J. Miller ... Tuffnut (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Ruffnut (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Ack (voice)
Philip McGrade Philip McGrade ... Starkard (voice)
Kieron Elliott Kieron Elliott ... Hoark the Haggard (voice)
Ashley Jensen ... Phlegma the Fierce (voice)
David Tennant ... Spitelout (voice)
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Storyline

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,732,319, 28 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$217,581,231, 22 July 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$494,878,759, 22 July 2010
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

David Newman was considered the composer of the score but was turned down because Newman was working on Animals United (2010). See more »

Goofs

During the dragon training scene with the zippleback, Tuffnut is dragged into the gas cloud by the dragon and loses his hat, leaving it in plain view. He then runs out of the cloud wearing the hat again. See more »

Quotes

[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 ending credits of the movie are shown as if seen in a Dragon Manual. See more »


Soundtracks

A Beautiful Lie
Written by Jared Leto
Performed by Thirty Seconds to Mars
Produced by Josh Abraham
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Visually Stunning
14 March 2010 | by zhd05See all my reviews

An animated feast for the eyes is a brilliant description for this film. From the jaw-dropping visuals beautifully rendered in 3D, to the flawless animation of the characters and dragons, this was one film that didn't disappoint.

Our protagonist is Hiccup, a boy viking who doesn't possess much in common with his dragon slaying dad. However, when he finds a new friend in Toothless, the most feared dragon of its species, he learns that dragons are not the fearful creatures he was brought up to believe.

What I enjoyed the most was the relationship between Hiccup and Toothless the dragon. This was dealt with wonderfully and we see their relationship develop over a series of scenes which were done with great humour and action.

The 3D holds its own in every sense, and I would go as far as saying that some scenes rival the groundbreaking Avatar. The scenes that especially stood out were the flying segments where the dragon soars over crystal clear sea's and jaw-dropping backdrops.

Whilst this is a film that may seem as if it's solely directed at the younger generation, its stunning visuals and well-told story means that it will keep any adult satisfied.


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