Saw this on Wednesday instead of seeing Chris Addison at the Norwich Playhouse, which sucked… parentals forgot I’d be home for the holidays, so didn’t get a ticket for me. BUT it gave me the chance to go to the cinema, and I hadn’t been for weeks, one of the things that sucks bout living in the countryside, you gotta drive/be driven to get ANYWHERE.
I loved it. It’s a wonderful movie, made me smile sooo much. I remember seeing the trailer god knows how long ago, and thinking it looked cool, right after I played the ‘How to raise a dragon‘ mini game on Armor Games. Thought the dragon looked adorable. The dragon in question being ‘Toothless’, a Night Fury. Apparantly the scariest of all dragons because no ones ever seen one and lived to tell the tale.
More pics below the cut. After seeing the movie I became a tad obsessed with tracking down a plushie or toy, just something!!
I saw it in 2D. From the other 3D movies I’ve seen in 2D I can safely say nothing would be better about the movie if you saw it in 3D. It’ll be just, as some would probably call it, ‘breathtaking’ in 2D, so save the money, see it in 2D. Nothings gained from the glasses, cause the animation is just as fantastic without them. Something I read likened the flying scenes to those from Avatar, which is wrong really, because stylistically they’re very-very different movies. I would have to see them again to make a proper comparison though…
The cast of voices included many familiar names to me, like Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig I know the name… but not so much the face… might be from when I was looking at the IMDB page originally. And most importantly, the voice of Hiccup, Jay Baruchel(Canadian :D). It seems like a fair few actors related to Judd Apatow movies were in this actually lol. Crazy random happenstance? lol
More important that any of the other cast though, David Tennant. Played Snotlout. Right hand man of Stoick apparantly, not many lines. Not distinguishable ones anyways… lots of yelling Vikings lol. And LOTS of Scottish accents. Good thing. None of the young people had Scottish accents though, just the older Viking’s, what the hell was up with that lol?
Ok, as you can tell. I liked it lol. More than liked. Twas a choice between this or Kickass, and I figured seeing whats quintessentially a kids movie at 8 at night would be less busy than a 15 rated flick at 7:30. I hate a busy cinema. I’m used to going in the morning/early afternoon usually. Sooooo quiet. Soooo awesome. I can’t wait to see Kickass though. I just felt more in the mood for something… less violent, on Wednesday lol.