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Genres Family Animated
Running Time 98 min
Release Date Mar 26, 2010
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How to Train Your Dragon

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, this action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup's world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

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March 26, 2010 - Boston.com - Tom Russo, Globe Correspondent

The Viking era and the funtastic world of cartoons don’t have to be mutually exclusive sources of creative inspiration — there’s Hagar the Horrible, of course. But there’s also, probably more definitively, Robert Zemeckis’s “Beowulf,’’ with its grim landscapes, startling gore, and dead-eyed characters. So there’s a certain element of won’t-let-that-stop-us boldness to “How to Train Your Dragon,’’ which finds DreamWorks Animation looking to Viking territory for its next Shrek-sturdy comedy tentpole. By Odin, they make it work.

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Apr 02, 2010 - MassachusettsMike on How to Train Your Dragon
Very good

Yeah, movies aren't cheap and we all feel duped when we drop cash on a stinker like "Repo Men."

My 11-yr-old boys and I really enjoyed the regular, 2-D, version of "How to Train Your Dragon." Yes, the animation is very good, but the story is also entertaining. There's usually a slow part that's good for a bathroom break, but this one didn't seem to have that. Even my son who gets fidgety at movies (and slept through "Dark Knight"!) said it was great.

I like that there were no A-list voices, although it was a bit odd that some of the Vikings sounded like they should wear kilts and play bagpipes.

I thought it's a good movie, not simply a good kids' movie. I agree that it's probably not for little kids.

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