How to Train Your Dragon

Rated: PG

The Story—Hiccup, the only son of the Viking Stoick the Vast, wants to prove himself worthy to his father and people by slaying a dragon. During a dragon raid, Hiccup shoots down a Night Fury with a bolas cannon he made. But no one believes him.

Trying to find proof, he sets off to find the body. But there’s one problem: the dragon is still alive.

Hiccup finds the dragon still trapped by the bolas cannon’s net, wounded, and missing a part of his tail fin which prevents him from flying. Hiccup befriends the dragon, which he names Toothless, and creates an artificial tail fin and control harness with which he helps Toothless fly.

Meanwhile Hiccup is in Dragon Slayer Training, trying to hide Toothless in fear of his Viking friends.

When Toothless reveals the truth about why the dragons are raiding the Viking villages, Hiccup and Toothless must work together to stop evil from destroying everything.

The Lesson—Hiccup and Toothless are great examples of true friendship. This movie helped me understand that standing up for friends—even if it means sacrificing something of great value—is the best way to go.

Content—As well as being awesome in animation and story, we were surprised at how clean it was! Not very many movies are clean nowadays, but How to Train Your Dragon is definitely one of the cleanest I have seen in a long time (although there was something a little uncomfortable).



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    Booger and I love this movie. Great review and congrats on your staff writership!