Review: How To Train A Dragon

Synopsis:

A Viking teenager named Hiccup lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen’s smarts and offbeat sense of humor don’t sit too well with his tribe or its chief… who just happens to be Hiccup’s father. However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other Viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. But when he encounters (and ultimately befriends) an injured dragon, his world is flipped upside down, and what started out as Hiccup’s one shot to prove himself turns into an opportunity to set a new course for the future of the entire tribe.

The trailer made me want to watch the movie, but its a been while since I’ve seen an animated movie this good. I have been a fan of Dreamworks for sometime, but their bes movie was Kung Fu Panda, but now I think it has been topped by How To Train A Dragon. Hiccup is the oddball of the Viking country, not really thinking like them, having other ideas, and coming to other conclusions even though he stands out from all his countrymen. The story is original, its fun, and the characters are entertaining, watching it in 3-D is amust even though my eyes were watering halfway through the movie. I loved those dragons, if ever any kid had a dream one of them has to be to have a per dragon. The animation is so good you can see the expressions on all the different dragons, the funniest and coolest of them is Toothless, Hiccup’s dragon. Its funny how they mould together because of Hiccups mechanil skills to make such inventions to help him fly again, and bond together. I highly recommend this movie for everyone to see, it can’t be missed.

Link: IMDB
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How To Train Your Dragon – Trailer

Now this is an interesting movie that I heard nothing about, I usually look for cool animated movies and now this comes along from Dreamworks pictures. I saw the review over at Ananyah, she got a sneak peak of the movie before its 26th of March release. I like how they made a fun unique story based on Vikings and Dragons, and the animation looks fantastic, I always love this type of humor in these animated movies. I will be the first one at the door to watch this movie, its going to be fun.

Link: Ananyah

Review: Ikkitousen Great Gaurdians

Plot Summary: Preparing for the battles to come, tournaments and to fight against new opponents from over the world, Hakufu is working to have enough money to make her dream true. But she doesn’t consider that old and new allies and enemies will come to scene, and also being a weak leader to the eyes of her companions. A sister also appears. She doesn’t even know her mom’s past so better to start from the local stuff before attempting to go worldwide.

Ikkitousen is one of those martial arts Anime that I really enjoy, Great Guardians was the third iteration of this series and I really wasn’t sure to expect. All these students still represent the reincarnations of warrior spirits from the past with predetermined destinies, and who knows how that will come to be. The best part of the was that their was a lot of fighting scenes to go around, with a very complex storyline that unwinds into a simple idea. The only part which I found a little funny, is that this anime series always was skimming the line of nudity but this time around they crossed it and went for somethign that was a little more frisky then usual. Overall I enjoyed the anime and storyline, I just hope this isn’t the end of the Ikkitousen series.

Link: AnimeNewsNetwork
Rating:
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