How to Train Your Dragon
Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plassem, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig
Vikings and dragons are traditionally each other’s worst enemies. When a nerdy teenager Hiccup gets to know one of the creatures, he realises that things could be very different. This delightful animation is based on Cressida Cowell’s book. The premise is refreshingly original, even if the story deals with some very traditional themes (don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t force anyone to be something they’re not, don’t be afraid of change). The film is very funny, surprisingly dark, and excitingly action-packed. Followed by How to Train Your Dragon 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.