Friday, April 9, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

I loved, Loved, LOVED this movie! (How's that for a start?) This film is exacty what a parent wants when they take their kiddo to see a film. It was enjoyable for adults and children alike without being inappropriate. It was beautiful to look at and the story was FUN! More than fun, however, it had a great message. What more could a parent (or grandparent) ask for?

It is so good that I want to limit what I tell you because I want you to enjoy it for yourself. It is an exciting tale. It is a heart-warming story. It is about finding your place in the world and learning to see others as yourself. My favorite line was when the central character (Hiccup -- yes, Hiccup) says "I looked at him and I saw myself" when speaking of the dragon. Oh, so sweet. That's it. I'm not telling you any more except "Go see it!!!"

The film is probably too scary for very young chilren. I took my six year old and it was perfect. I might let my younger child watch it on DVD but I would not take her to see it in the theater. A couple of scenes had my son on my lap -- especially during the very dramatic climax at the end. The closest thing to double entendre were mild references to breasts and undies. Otherwise, nothing. It was so nice to not having anything to cringe at while watching with my son. So nice!

Overall:rope rope rope rope rope 3

Age Appropriateness (6 and Up): rope rope rope rope rope 3

Child attention Span: rope rope rope rope rope 3

Adut Enjoyment: rope rope rope rope rope 3

I definitely give this "Step Out"!

Check out my friend, Kelly at Kelly's Lucky You. She guest posted for me and she liked the film, as well. Here's her take...


  1. Thanks so much Traci!

    I can't wait until this comes out on DVD. I asked my cousin if she had taken her children and she said, "uhhhhh, THREE times. So far."

    I think it's a winner - and so are you.

  2. Wow! I needed this on Saturday!! We just took my 3 year old, she did great but I was worried about the violence this. I am now following you.

  3. We're planning to go this weekend. (I hope it is still playing here.)

  4. OK that does it.
    I am not going to miss it.

  5. Thanks for posting a review - my friend and I are going to go see this next week. We have no children though. Oh well. Points for entertaining the inner child, right?

    come visit me.


  6. I want to see this one with or without the grandkiddos! Just sayin.....

    Ya'll have a fantastic day filled with sunny blessings!!!