Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

Recommended by my brother, I watched this movie called, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and truly enjoyed every minute of it. Just loved the animation, the characters, dialogues and above all just adore Toothless (that adorable dragon).

It is a story of vikings living on a small island and dealing with constant dragons attacks.

Hiccup, hero of the story is a Viking teenager who is not as tough and does not have a strong-built like his fellow-men so his father does not allow him to enter into the battlefield.
The rest of the story is about how he proves himself to be strong not in physique but in mind.

This is about Hiccup and his feelings towards this dragon Toothless at whom he accidently shots at during a battle and later on he end up training this dragon to make up for his mistake and because his heart says so.

It is about how Hiccup makes his tribe believe that they don’t need to fight dragons but need to understand why do the dragons attack vikings and need to solve the matter instead of fighting.

There could be many messages driven from the movie but one lovely message could be that-
Don’t believe blindly what people and books tell you, but go out, experience for yourself and find out!

Realizing this Hiccup once said looking at dragons,
“Everything we know about you guys is wrong.”

But i just love the starting lines and ending lines of the movie which goes like this-

[first lines]
Hiccup:
“This is Berk. It’s twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It’s located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy, and it’s been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunset. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes. We have…

Dragons!”

..

[last lines]
Hiccup:
“This is Berk. It snows nine months out of the year, and hails the other three. What little food grows here is tough and tasteless. The people that grow here, even more so. The only upsides are the pets. While other places have ponies, or parrots…
we have dragons!”

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