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So...I saw How to Train You're Dragon today. (Which, btw, should have been called, "How to Fight Endless Battles and Make Friends With You're Dragon". XD The only training happened with the kids, not the dragons persay.)
ASDFGHJKOMG CRAIG FERGUSON
The movie itself was...meh. I can't say I loved it, but I can't say I hated it. I'm somewhere teetering in between. (I hope I don't offend anyone....)
I think Bum Reviews summed it up best: "Dragon was like Avatar. Only intentionally funny."
I can say that I liked it much more than Avatar (Believe me). But I can't say I see exactly see what the super fantastic critical acclaim is for though.
And don't say the 3D and such. (I'm actually getting real sick of 3D. -_-) I don't usually watch a film for CGI and magnificent effects, just for the story and characters and entertainment. The animation was pretty, but I felt the rest was a little lacking...something.
Most of the characters seemed a little boring/hollow and or annoying (I liked Toothless and the guy who is voiced by..oh you know who I'm talking about.
Hiccup too, I guess, but his voice didn't seem to fit. Maybe that was just me.) The story wasn't so bad. Pacing was alright, many well played action scenes (although they seemed to drag on forever. :/), didn't leave me emotional even though it tried. Overall, it was cute.
What was weird though, was that I only laughed once. And it was an akward "Heh.." kinda laugh. At a Dreamworks film
D: I didn't even think that was possible. Usually, I'm rolling with laughter! You could tell at several parts they were trying to be funny, but not once did my audience laugh....
Also, and this might be a SPOILER, what was up with what happened at the end? How on Earth did that happen to Hiccup? And nothing happened to Toothless? What? How were they both not..y'know. It was pretty high up after all. -_- I don't quite understand how that happens after a something-foot drop.
Even my little brother questioned that.
But don't take my word for it, this is only my weirdo opinion (Emphasise on the word opinion
. We all have one). Go and see it yourself. You decide!
I couldn't resist this. I'm such a sucker for adorable things! X3 The idea popped into my head after I left the theater, and I just had to scribble it out.
Little Hiccup and Toothless are precious....even though this never happened.
And yes, Hiccup is wearing the same clothes as in the film, only smaller!
And he seems like the type to have long curly hair as a little guy.
Also, random blurb, and don't call me crazy, but for a good half of the film, I honestly thought Toothless was female. (That's why he looks a little effeminate above.
) That is, until they started calling it "he".
Something about a few things he/she did in the film seemed motherly in a way (the regurgitation of the fish, the look it gave Hiccup when he tried to stroke its nose, the way it got all super protective
when Astrid came into the picture, which btw I didn't like her too much, etc.). It was almost as if he was treating Hiccup as a child of..his..its..hers...something. (Speaking of which, Hiccup's mother? Anyone?) Oo
Anyways, it's cute how they interacted at those parts. ^_^
Is it a possibility that "he" is actually a "she"? I don't recall there being anything checked for certain in the film, and when a lot of us meet an animal, we automatically think: "boy" Y'know, "Here boy!", "Good boy!"
etc. Then again, in the book (Yes..I read all the books before the movie was advertised. XD), it's also referred to as a he...I'm so confused. -_-
Hiccup and Toothless are both (C) to Dreamworks Studios