I loved the first How to Train your Dragon. It played into my love for fantasy, cute cartoons and dragons. I think there is one thing well all need to agree on.
Dragons are cool.
The first one really is a kids film, and though the second one is too, it can definitely seen to be darker and more grown up. This is seen through the actual death of a character (at which I cried) and the question put forward about following and leadership. It also tackles the questions of reunion and friendship perfectly too.
In these films I want nothing more than Hiccup and Toothless to be together and go on adventures and win. I felt genuinely attached to both of them, and they do carry this film. The voice of Hiccup is perfect, showing his difference to the rest of the Vikings perfectly. And Toothless? Well I love him. He makes me laugh and smile and coo. I love how droopy and mischievous he is. I don’t think they could have made a better dragon. Loyal, strong, dangerous and just like a stoopid puppy.
Another one of my favourite character moments is when Ruffnut exclaims ‘Take me now’ just before being captured by a handsome dragon trapper. This moment, so perfectly executed, had me laughing the whole rest of the film. Easily one of the funniest moments in the film. The character in general is quite funny and the situation between her and the two other dragon riders is very funny. I think it is especially funny because it is relatable. Very much an adult or late teen part of the film, a perfect example of how this film caters to most age groups.
The boy and I saw this film relatively late in the afternoon and were probably the only adults there without children. The moments that the kids (and I much to the boys embarrassment) were the cute little ickle baby dragons. I love them so much. I want one. They are funny and adorable and sooooo cute. The animators did so well with them and they have a special place in my heart, and when time and place technology exists I will travel to Berk and have a little baby dragon.
I would recommend this film to everyone 🙂 so funny cute and emotional!
Happy watching everyone!