Friday, April 16, 2010
Wow, now that’s a spectacular film. How to Train your Dragon is one hell of a story and one hell of a ride.
I was waiting for this film to be released and didn’t waste time in running for it. And thank god I did. “HTTYD” is a 3-D animation film, which lives up to its tag of a 3-D film. As far as Animation Films go, this one is up there with the best of them.
HTTYD is about this clan of Vikings which hunt and kill dragons. According to them Dragons are vile creatures that have the sole motive of killing their kin, so Dragons are their sworn enemies. But one little kid, who is now being trained to kill dragons, never understands why he has to kill them. He comes across this injured unknown legendary dragon and starts developing a friendship with it. So now he starts understanding Dragons and how they are not so devilish afterall. Does he manage to make others understand? What are the challenges and how he tackles them? That’s what the rest of the film is about. And what a great ride it is !
You expect a DreamWorks production to have amazing Animation, and the film does not disappoint you with its quality. What you are not sure of is the story, characters and the screenplay. And that is where the movie scores. It has a touching story, an engaging story/characters and a gripping screenplay. The background score elevates the impact. The film is not just for the kids; it’s for the kid in all of us. The 3-D impact of the movie is much higher than a movie like Avatar which could have been enjoyed as much in 2-D. Also, the voice overs by the likes of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler and Jonah Hill are excellent.
So what are you waiting for? Go for the 3-D version and do not wait for a DVD if you love animation films. Even if you don’t like animation films, go for it, you might start liking them ! This movie is simply 3-Delicious. Bon-appétit.
Rating : 8 / 10 - awesome :)