How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Director: Dean DeBlois / Chris Sanders
Writers: William Davis, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, Graceida Cowell
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Prye Thur / T.J. Miller / Kristen Wiig / Robin Atkin Downes / Philip McGrade / Kieron Elliott / Ashley Jensen / David Tian Nat
Region: United States
Released: 2010-05-14 (Mainland China) / 2010-03-18 (Russia) / 2010-03-26 (USA)
Length: 98 minutes
Also known as: How to Train Your Dragon (Hong Kong)
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 99%
Viking Island teenager Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) is the son of the great tribal leader Storyk (voiced by Gerard Butler), and he very much wants to be like his father Slaying dragons with his own hands—these flying dragons were the main predators of the island’s Vikings grazing their flocks—but every time he appeared in the tribe’s dragon-slaying battle, he only added to the annoyance of everyone. In a battle against flying dragons, Hiccup secretly wounded one of the most mysterious “Night Fury Dragons” with a dragon shooter, and released, raised, and even tamed the dragon behind his back behind his back, and even named it “Toothless”. Hikap’s mysterious behavior aroused the suspicion of Astrid (voiced by America Ferrera), a girl who also trained dragon slaying skills. Astrid discovered Hikap’s secret, but at the same time was shocked by the wonderful experience of riding “toothless” flying against the wind. Gray decided to clarify the truth to Storyk and his tribe who had returned from the expedition at the dragon slaying coming-of-age ceremony, and persuaded everyone to give up slaying the dragon. …
“How to Train Your Dragon” is a 2010 American computer-animated action-fantasy film directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois. The movie is based on the book of the same name by Cressida Cowell and follows the story of Hiccup, a young Viking boy who dreams of becoming a dragon slayer like his father, Stoick the Vast. However, when he befriends a young dragon named Toothless, he discovers that dragons are not the fierce beasts he thought they were, and together they work to save their village from a dangerous threat.
The film explores themes of friendship, acceptance, and understanding. It also touches on issues of war and the importance of communication.
The movie received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, grossing over $494 million worldwide. It also spawned a successful franchise, including two sequels, “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” as well as an animated series.
“How to Train Your Dragon” is known for its stunning animation and visual effects, as well as its emotional story and well-developed characters. It has been praised for its heartfelt message and positive representation of the bond between humans and animals. The film has since become a favorite among audiences of all ages and is widely regarded as one of the best animated films of the past decade.