How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

mp’s rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

A definitely must-watch movie if you haven’t watched it! A remarkable, magical, fantastic, humorous, and great movie! ;)

“This is Berk. It’s twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It’s located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy, and it’s been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunset. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes. We have… Dragons!” – Hiccup.

Enclosed in a family-humorous type of movie, “How to Train Your Dragon”, directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, brings laughter to the people who watch it, as well as gives good morals as well. As we watch this movie, we are trained not to ‘judge people by its cover’, a long-known cliche but yet not a long-known common practice. We then learn to train our ‘dragons’, or as I interpret them as our personal judgments towards others. Intentionally or unintentionally, we will have some paradigms (either positive or negative), towards something that we are not familiar about. ‘Training’ means getting to know that ‘something’ in a more personal level. Who knows, your grumpy Boss might be an angel in the inside ;).

The next moral that we can get from this movie is about parenting job. Heeya parents, have you ever expected your children to ‘be’ someone they are not? Have you ever expected your son to be someone who is living your dreams, and not theirs? Communication is an important tool in building relationship between parents and their children, and again this is not a common practice. Have you guys ever said to your sons and daughters, “I’m proud of you, whoever you are”? You better start realising that your children want to live up to your expectations, but sometimes your expectations are not the best for them. Sometimes their dreams will make them the ‘someone’ you want them to be.

In addition, Hiccup‘s dragon, Toothless, is really adorable! He is the ultimate pet that I would like to have (if I can have a pet dragon…). A loyal, kind, cute, and yet amazing magical creature! But again, without Hiccup, Toothless will not be able to fly. They complete each other. They need each other. This symbolises the fact that everyone needs someone else to gain what it’s called ‘perfection’. But sometimes people just don’t want to acknowledge this truth and try to gain incomplete ‘perfection’ by himself.

In the end, this is a truly remarkable and hilarious movie. I have watched this movie twice and I’m thinking on watching it again soon. ;) Four thumbs up for DreamWorks! ;)


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