How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) — As much as I bitch about Spongebob, Hannah Montana, and the sorry state of children’s entertainment nowadays, movies like this prove that there’s still a place for quality.  If kids today are anything like I was, then they like movies that give them credit for a modicum of intelligence.  And have dragons.  I liked the humor, the heart, the oddly Scottish-accented Vikings, and the of course the dragons.  Dragons are just awesome.  I want one.  The vocal cast (comprised mostly of lowbrow R-rated comedy veterans like Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Chistopher “McLovin” Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller, & Kristen Wiig, but also including Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, and the always-awesome Craig Ferguson) does a great job and the animation really fits the tone of the movie.  The 3D isn’t mind-blowing like Avatar or used with as masterful a touch as Up, but it makes the action scenes action-ier (yeah, I make up words, deal with it) and certainly doesn’t hurt.  This is just a fun feel-good movie that should be checked out on a giant IMAX screen.

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