Saturday, April 03, 2010
Loved the dragon!
Congratulations to Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, and the entire crew on a fantastic job making How to Train Your Dragon. What a beautiful and moving film! Story, design, layout and animation were terrific. It is another refreshing departure by DreamWorks from the Shrek series.
While the voice acting was good, Hiccup's voice (by Jay Baruchel) tended to sound older than he looked and behaved. Occasionally, the dialogue sounded too hip for a viking teen (perhaps in an effort to be relatable) and felt like it lacked the confidence it deserved for holding the audience with pure drama. I also think the film title was misleading, making the film sound primarily like a comedy rather than an adventure. The dragon flight scenes were gorgeous and should have served more in marketing the film.
Two thumbs up!
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