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Monday, December 7, 2015

How to Train Your Dragon

              This is now my third 3D movie and the first animated feature. It was as good as the first two and even had some cool under water shots in 3D. The story line was sound and the pace consistent. The one hour and 38 minutes went by quickly. To quickly in fact I wish I had them back again.

This one takes place in the fictional world of Vikings and dragons. They have been at war for hundreds of years and forgotten why the keep on fighting. Till one day one young lad decides he doesn’t want to fight and instead ends up befriending one of the ‘most horrible’ creatures and discovers they have a lot in common. 

This is not your typical Disney like film. First of all it was made by Dreamworks 2nd it had some action, comedy and even a little romance all rolled into one. It was well worth the 13 dollars and I may even see it in theaters again. 

There is no acting to speak of since it is a cartoon. The voices worked well however and perfectly fit their Viking characters. The movie was entertaining, charming and fun for all ages. It got a PG rating for required ‘violence’ or action sequences and a little mild langue according to the MPAA. I personality don’t remember the language but who am I to argue with The MPAA.

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm