How to train your Dragon


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The Exchange

Saw this film, recommended.

The Dragons are a bit fruity, but the main Dragon of the show reminded me of my black pet cat, which is a good thing.

I saw this film with my 8 year old daughter. She looked like she was freezing in the threatre, but she was actually shivering with nervousness and fear.

She's a bit of a fraidy cat. So don't let that scare you from taking your own kids.


I second this recommendation. This movie is delightful. I think its gotten a bit overhyped (some reviewer said it was better than E.T. - and its at an astonishing 97% on Rotten Tomatoes right now), but nonetheless I think it is a lot of fun. I don't have kids, but I wished that I had seen this with my nephews. Its a goodhearted story with a timely message and had some beautiful 3D sequences.

I thought most of the Dragons were a bit silly (but I am over 30) but I really liked "Toothless", the main dragon in the story.

Shadow Lodge

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Thirded! I really enjoyed this movie. Went with my girl friends, and one of their friends. We had a good time. And I second that it reminded me of my cats :))


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

My wife and I went and saw it the other day. Pretty good movie. We liked it.


i thought this was a good movie, took my 6 year old daughter and it made her jump a few times but its all good. this is one of the better movies i've seen in a while.

Liberty's Edge Contributor

+1. The movie was predictable, but it's a family movie...it's pretty archetypal.

My daughters (age 8) barely touched their popcorn, so you know they were into it. They weren't the least bit scared.

I loved the D&D-esque references to dragon classification, too.

We saw it in IMAX 3D. While that did enhance the experience a bit, I'm not sure it was worth the US$78 we paid for the tickets, popcorn and drinks. (US$61 for the tickets, alone.)

Overall assessment: Lots of fun. 3D was good. IMAX may not be necessary.


Paris Crenshaw wrote:

+1. The movie was predictable, but it's a family movie...it's pretty archetypal.

My daughters (age 8) barely touched their popcorn, so you know they were into it. They weren't the least bit scared.

I loved the D&D-esque references to dragon classification, too.

We saw it in IMAX 3D. While that did enhance the experience a bit, I'm not sure it was worth the US$78 we paid for the tickets, popcorn and drinks. (US$61 for the tickets, alone.)

Overall assessment: Lots of fun. 3D was good. IMAX may not be necessary.

i saw it in 2d to save the cash on a family movie and it was still enjoyable without the 3d, i'll probably get a copy of this one when it comes out on rental. its hard to find good family movies that don't rely on fart jokes to carry the script.

The Exchange

I think they timed it well...sitting in the shadows of Outlander (where vikings run afoul of a Dragon from another world). While i enjoyed the bit where the Draco coughs up a fishhead (he's sharing), It still carrys the 'everything turns out all right in the end' smell that killed classic tales like Red Riding Hood.

Spoiler:
Bad news Kids - Granny gets eaten.

Dark Archive

I thought it was a great family movie. A definite recommend. I thought Toothless was very much a strike fighter/interceptor.


For those whose kids were really into the movie and you're wanting to find a niche to get them appealed to your gaming hobby, there's always the Dragonrider class that Super Genius Games put out. Talk about convenient timing, those prognosticating geniuses. :P

Now if I had my own spawn to try out their thirst to train their dragon.... but no hurries.

Jon Brazer Enterprises

I took my daughter to see it over the weekend. We each had a stuffed dragon to watch it in the theaters. She and I enjoyed it a ton. Recommended for kids of all ages.

Now how can I do the flying scenes with PFRPG rules?


DMcCoy1693 wrote:
We each had a stuffed dragon to watch it in the theaters.

I wish I had thought of something like that. My daughter would have absolutely loved it.

Dark Archive

Shinmizu wrote:
DMcCoy1693 wrote:
We each had a stuffed dragon to watch it in the theaters.
I wish I had thought of something like that. My daughter would have absolutely loved it.

My kids would have too. Of course with five kids, reasonably priced at $15 turns into what the crap at $75.

Dark Archive

I like how

Spoiler:
It doesn't turn out completely alright at the end, as he loses his leg. A nice nod to realism that negates a completely happy ending.

Jon Brazer Enterprises

Jared Ouimette wrote:

I like how

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
+1

Yep, I saw it this afternoon and you guys pretty much summed it up for me. Although, I can't agree with YD: the ending may have been sweet, but it wasn't saccharine.

While the dragons were a bit on the outrageous side, I liked the variety.


Fun movie, though I have to admit I was waiting the entire movie for Stoick the Vast to yell "This is Berk!" and kick a dragon off of something. Poor Gerard Butler, he's done so much since 300, but every time I see him in a movie all I want to see him do is yell and kick people into pits.

Dark Archive

Prince That Howls wrote:
Fun movie, though I have to admit I was waiting the entire movie for Stoick the Vast to yell "This is Berk!" and kick a dragon off of something. Poor Gerard Butler, he's done so much since 300, but every time I see him in a movie all I want to see him do is yell and kick people into pits.

Actually, the first time I saw 300, I thought Digiorno would make a fortune with that scene.

"This is delivery!"

"Delivery? THIS IS DIGIORNO!!!"

The Exchange

Mairkurion {tm} wrote:

Yep, I saw it this afternoon and you guys pretty much summed it up for me. Although, I can't agree with YD: the ending may have been sweet, but it wasn't saccharine.

While the dragons were a bit on the outrageous side, I liked the variety.

Spoiler:
saccharine causes cancer - a cancerous ending would have been good - the baddy could have poisoned the well and set it up for a part 2 with the baddy causing much suffering and division.
The Exchange

I went to see this movie for my birthday with my sisters! We loved it! (and we're all in our 20s) Normally we have pretty divergent tastes in film, but this is one we all agreed was good.


Zeugma wrote:
I went to see this movie for my birthday with my sisters! We loved it! (and we're all in our 20s) Normally we have pretty divergent tastes in film, but this is one we all agreed was good.

you weren't born when the original came out so you don't have the bias that some of us do, and were you all drinking to celebrate your birthday before you saw it? and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!


My girlfriend and I saw it last weekend. It was fun and charming. We both had a great time.

Toothless's animators definitely spent some time gathering reference materials of cats, and it paid off.


i was drinking when i posted last comment! hahahahaha have a happy birthday anyways! i thought i was in the clash o the titans board, how to train your dragon was great fun.


Now I understand: before I was reading Pickled Rhubarb.

Dark Archive

For some reason I completely got that he was talking about CotT, despite it being in the wrong thread.


David Fryer wrote:
For some reason I completely got that he was talking about CotT, despite it being in the wrong thread.

thank you sir for the kind words. jumping around the messageboards can get quite confusing sometimes

The Exchange

Thanks, Rhubarb! Your post made me go ???, then it made me laugh. I'm glad we weren't drinking when we saw HTTYD - those dragon-riding scenes were dizzying enough! Maybe my sisters and I will have to go for drinks before we see CotT. (I've seen the original 1980 version, btw, just on tv).

Jon Brazer Enterprises

Zeugma wrote:
CotT.

Ok, I officially spend to much time at the Paizo forums. When I saw CotT, my first thought was that you for a C in CotCT, and then I thought "What does Curse of the Crimson Throne have to do with How to Train Your Dragon?" Back to work for me.


DMcCoy1693 wrote:
Zeugma wrote:
CotT.
Ok, I officially spend to much time at the Paizo forums. When I saw CotT, my first thought was that you for a C in CotCT, and then I thought "What does Curse of the Crimson Throne have to do with How to Train Your Dragon?" Back to work for me.

so i'm not the only one who drinks while they jump around the boards, i had heard rumors and even speculated, but now it is confirmed.

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