Even though How to Train Your Dragon was released in 2010, I didn’t see it until long after it had been released on DVD. I am almost sorry it took me so long to watch it because I really enjoyed the story.
Jay Baruchel is wonderful as the main character, Hiccup. Gerard Butler and America Ferrera also lend excellent talent to the cast as Stoick and Astrid.
Many children’s movies base their plots on the idea of not judging a book by its cover. Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon takes it one step further by showing us that there is often more to a story than initially meets the eye, and it is important to keep an open mind even in the face of adversity.
In the movie, Hiccup finds it in his heart to help a dragon, a creature that he was taught was his enemy. As a result, he builds a strong friendship and discovers the true motivation behind dragon attacks on his village. This is a story that has a little bit of everything: friendship, love, action, adventure, drama, and humor.
This is a movie that my family and I enjoy watching again and again.