Note: I marked this as spoilers because this is going to ruin youropinion on it if you haven't seen it yet.
This movie was horrible for several reasons: 1. The characters were SOannoying! Their faces disgusted me, and their body structure--ugh.Don't even get me started on their body structure! There bodies are fatand plump, but their legs are as skinny as sticks! Plus, they acted soannoying I wished that at some point, a giant dragon would eat them allup, then a happy song comes on ("Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows"from the Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs soundtrack would workperfectly), the movie ends, and my oldest sister (who took me to seethe movie in the first place) gets her money back, which she uses tobuy us ice cream. That however, would never happen in a PG-rated movie.
2. The plot. It stunk. At some points, the plot got so boring, Idaydreamed, but after about fifteen minutes, I remember that I'msupposed to watch this movie. At some points, I tried to make myselffall asleep, while at other points, I got so confused that I wished Ihad those cupcake shaped, frosting flavored mints I always wanted, so Ican refresh my memory. Also, nearly every aspect of the movie wascopied from another movie. And seriously--they didn't need Astrid andHiccup to be in love. The producers just thought that to make the moviemore popular, they should just have some sort of love story in there.The plot could have still been all right without that! I've alwayslonged for a new kids' movie without any love story.
3. The dialog. The jokes in the movie were NOT funny, and thecharacters' voices must have been distorted from eating all thatroasted dragon meat.
I have no idea why my sisters liked it. In my opinion, it stunk. 3/10,but the animation deserves a 9/10.
How to Train Your Dragon is about a young boy named Hiccup (I washoping I had heard wrong but it turns out that, yes, this really is thename of the main character) who was born into a village of vikings ofwhich his father is the leader. The village's inhabitants are alltrained to fight and kill dragons but Hiccup clearly shows that he isopposed to this early on. He is reluctant to admit this to his fatherand after he captures a dragon and gains skill in training it, hispeers begin to look at him with approval.
This movie is as painstakingly dull as it sounds. The plot is, asanyone who has seen more than five movies in their life should realize,nothing new at all. It is the animation that is supposed to compensatefor this movie that is full of themes that have no depth to them andthat we've all seen countless times before -- misunderstood boy whosedaddy has his future all mapped out for him? Check. 'pretty' girl whoat first showcases a competitive streak but later on gets (randomly)lovey-dovey with male lead? Check. Stupid extra characters who donothing at all but make terrible jokes that made my brother and I feelvery uncomfortable in the theater due to the chilling silence theyincurred? Big check on that...although it isn't so much a clich? as itis one of the few special talents that this movie has.
To elaborate on How to Train Your Dragon's humor, here are someexamples: two 'comic relief' characters spot an unknown figure within acloud of smoke. They momentarily believe that it is a dragon. When itturns out to be two girls, one of them cracks a joke that reallydemonstrates the mentality of the people who made the movie and howmuch effort they put into it content-wise - "I mistook you for adragon; your butts must be getting big." - and he laughs at this whileanyone who isn't seven years old would surely groan out