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Jordy's Reviews: “How to Train Your Dragon” (2010)

Another must-read movie review by my nine-year-old nephew Jordy...

“How To Train Your Dragon” is based off a book, and whenever a movie is based off a book, it either is a great movie (“The Shining,” Harry Potter Series, “Stand By Me”), an okay movie, (“The Lightning Thief,” “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid”) or an awful movie.

However, “How To Train Your Dragon” is one of the best books turned into a movie ever. For starters, the animation is fantastic. Everything in the world is detailed, looks amazing, and the world they created will blow your mind. The characters all are very well voiced. They manage to put emotion into everything they say, so you can tell if they’re being sarcastic, if they’re angry. They express their feelings like they are the characters. Speaking of which, the characters are very well crafted. You will care for them, you will feel bad for them, and that is something only a great movie can do.

I did not get to see the movie in 3-D, but the scenes are still thrilling, and I bet they were incredible in 3-D. Also, the script has a very surprising dramatic depth, and it does well in making you enjoy the movie. The action scenes are great. They make use of the characters talent and they use their knowledge to win the battles. Parents, be warned that this is more of a kid movie, so you should watch this with your kids if you have any. (I am not saying that you should not watch this, because it is still a fantastic movie.)

Now, I think it’s time to finish… oh, wait, I forgot to tell you the story! In this movie, you meet Hiccup Horrendous Haddock The 3rd, (He says himself it’s a bad name) heir of the Viking chiefdom, who has one very big problem: a Viking he is not. “How To Train Your Dragon” is the righteous story of Hiccup’s quest to find the world’s fiercest dragon, bring it into submission, and hopefully pass his initiation by killing it. Instead, he finds out that the fiercest dragon on earth is also the most lovable one! The story gets deeper, but you’re going to have to find out why for yourself. I thought that “How To Train Your Dragon” was going to be an okay movie, but not a great one. I ended thinking that I was so wrong. “How To Train Your Dragon” is going to be nominated for animated movie of the movie of the year. I am not sure if it’s going to win, but it’s going to be nominated. I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but this movie is one of Dreamworks best films, and it’s their best animated film in my opinion. But you don’t have to take my word for it. See it yourself, because this movie soars with the best of 2010.

98% Iffy For: 6+

(Please comment on what you think of my review and say what you think I should review in the future, and try not to pick something that is rated “R”, because I only saw “The Terminator”, and my dad has been regretting it ever since.)

Jordan Muschler, 2010


No tagsPosted at 06:51 AM on Mon. Nov 29, 2010 in category Jordy's Reviews  


Erik wrote:

What a great review, Jordy! Patricia and I want to watch it with you when we get to Minneapolis...

Comment posted on Mon. Nov 29, 2010 at 06:57 AM

Jerry Grillo wrote:

Awesome review, Jordy.

I really like this sentence you wrote about the characters in the movie: “You will care for them, you will feel bad for them, and that is something only a great movie can do.”

We took our son Joey (who is 9) to see this movie and we all enjoyed it so much, we had to get it so we could watch it again and again. Great review.

We just saw Megamind and we'd love to know what you think about it.

Comment posted on Mon. Nov 29, 2010 at 07:09 AM

Jordy wrote:

Jerry Grillo: I saw Megamind and I am writing a review of it right now, and who knows? It could be out before you read this!

Comment posted on Mon. Nov 29, 2010 at 09:12 AM

Chen May Yee wrote:

Jordy, not sure if you'll think it's too girly to review, but I'd love to see what you think of “Tangled.” I was going to take my girls, 4 and 6, but another 6-year-old proclaimed it “scary.”

Comment posted on Mon. Nov 29, 2010 at 03:31 PM

Becky Tempest wrote:

Why is your dad regretting that you saw The Terminator? Did you find it scarier than The Shining? I'm wondering if you would have a list of top 5 or 10 unusual movies that kids would love [with the holidays approaching and all...]. Maybe along the lines of Whale Rider and Millions?

Comment posted on Mon. Nov 29, 2010 at 09:47 PM

Jordy wrote:

Becky Tempest: my dad regrets letting me see The Terminator because I keep asking to see some sort of “R” rated movie.

Comment posted on Tue. Nov 30, 2010 at 05:24 AM
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