This weekend the family went out on the town and saw How to Train Your Dragon, and in 3D no less. I haven’t seen a movie in 3D since I was six or seven-if I even saw one then. I honestly can’t remember. The glasses have improved on a grand scale though, acting like real sunglasses instead of the paper ones with a red square and a blue square. It took the entire movie for me to adjust to the 3D aspect, but towards the end I was thoroughly engaged in the intensity of the picture.
The storyline was fantastic. Awkward teenage boy trying to please his father, finds his own way by meeting and taming a dragon, boy has to own up to his true self. That’s a brief summary of the premise, but the emotion thrown in with the dragons, and the humor in the dialogue is so worth even non-matinee prices. We laughed along with our kids as the boy developed a relationship with his dragon, and then took the lessons from that relationship into his school world as he “battled” other dragons. There was even a little awkward teenage romance thrown in for effect.
Finally, an animated kid movie worth looking forward to the DVD release!