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.
I thought this movie was great. When I first saw the trailer to this film on TV, I was thinking it would be just like most of the other movies you see, where the trailer makes the movie worth watching, and then when you actually see it, you wished you didn’t. Well, this was one of those rare moments, where it was actually as good as the trailer made it seem.
As for the storyline, I thought it went by nicely and didn’t drag out, like most movies tend to do. The movie does get a little boring, towards the beginning, but it picks back up fairly quickly. Out of the entire movie, I think the best parts were probably the middle and the very end.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, it’s definitely worth watching. If you enjoyed the little bit you seen, on the trailer, and think it would be entertaining to you, then you will love it. If you didn’t like anything about the trailer and thought the movie would be boring, then you probably won’t enjoy as much. So, it’s more about if you enjoy watching movies with dragons and vikings, than anything else.
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