On Friday night I caught How to Train Your Dragon at the local cinema. In a word: fantastic. When it comes to animation, I tend to be sort of a Pixar fangirl and haven't been terribly impressed with Dreamwork films in the past. They totally make up for ANY past disappointment with this film.
It's not fall-down-laughing funny, though it does have its moments. No, the strength of this film lies in the story, the cast, and the design. The story is poignant, but not overly cutesy. I LOVED the thought and detail which clearly went into the Viking homes, which were rich with authentic carved designs. And yes, Vikings probably did not speak with Scottish accents, but it's a cartoon and for whatever reason it worked. Jay Baruchel as Hiccup is perfect.
See this movie. In 3-D, if you can. It works extremely well in the flying scenes. I'm tempted to go back and see it IMAX for just that reason.