Director: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Studio: DreamWorks Animation
Rated: PG (For sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language)
I can see why dedicated voice actors dislike the trend DreamWorks started with “Shrek.” Why hire actors like Jonah Hill, T. J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Kristen Wiig to voice characters that are less then spectacular. In this economy wouldn’t DreamWorks do better to hire no-name voice actors that will do just as good a job and save the producers a few million dollars? Oh well, I digress. The point is “How To Train Your Dragon” is a wonderful, charming, and exciting movie. It will make Dreamworks a more loved company based on this one film alone, and if their future films are more like this then I greatly anticipate seeing them. In fact, this movie si so good I'm starting to regret giving "Alice In Wonderland" a passing grade, which was more inventive but had much less heart. Oh well, live and learn.
Parents, outside of some mild violence I think this is perfectly fine for kids and could have escaped with a G-rating. Recommended for ages 5 and up.