Dragons and Vikings. Seems like a good idea for a CGI movie, right? Well, it is. How To Train Your Dragon rules. While it’s definitely more on the kiddie side of things, choosing to go lighter on the adult humor that often makes it into CGI movies, there’s something for everyone here. Somehow DreamWorks was able to make an incredibly cute movie that still wins on the Vikings front. It’s kind of impressive how both are pulled off together.
The film is pretty energetic and keeps things moving along, sometimes at the expense of extra character development, but it’s a kids movie, how much character development do you really need? Watching How To Train Your Dragon made me feel like a kid again. I was a little in awe and all kinds of smiley throughout the whole thing. And I like that.
I chose not to see this one in 3D. Honestly, I feel like 3D is generally pretty gimmicky and rarely actually adds anything to the movie experience. While there are definitely films which benefit from the 3D treatment, I’m starting to grow wary of plunking down the extra $4-6. I think Alice In Wonderland is really what ruined it for me. But from what I’ve heard from some people and read in other reviews online, I messed up. So, don’t make the same mistake I made.