• How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon

Release Date: March 26th, 2010

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2010

PG |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future.

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller

Director: Christopher Sanders , Dean DeBlois

Genres: Animated , Fantasy , Comedy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation, Vertigo Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Father, Moving, Underdog, Friendship, School, Love interest, Transformation, Charming, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A 3D movie that will intrigue kids and adults alike but might play raggedly in both camps. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    What gives their story emotional heft has to do with a different kind of dimension: a depth of feeling surrounding the Black Stallion-style bonding of boy and beast. show more

  • 81
    Paste Magazine

    Even if that’s the film’s real raison d’être—much of the screentime is given to aerial training, aerial romance, aerial battles—the result is fun and thrilling, and plenty of snappy jokes and sight gags will keep audiences of all ages entertained. show more

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