Friday, March 26, 2010

Movie and a Pizza

We went out today and saw the best movie we've seen in a loooong time: How to Train Your Dragon.  The theater was packed, as it was the first showing on opening day.  We opted to see the 3D version and I'm glad we did.  So much fun!

It's the story of a young man named Hiccup (there's a reason, but not what you think) who lives on a small island where, as he tells us, "it snows nine months of the year and hails the other three."  His village of Vikings must constantly deal with dragons who raid and destroy their small village.  Hiccup wants to prove himself and accidentally captures a rare and dangerous dragon.  The two become friends, and he learns that dragons have their own story to tell and everything his people have learned about the creatures is wrong.
It's a good story and the graphics are really wonderful.  The 3D imagery is also good.  I haven't seen Avatar, but one review I read said the effects in this movie rival that one.  All I know is it was really well done and was very enjoyable.

I wouldn't recommend this movie to very small children, although there were many there under four.  I found the little ones and the crying babies very distracting, and I'm not sure they really got much out of being there, but that would be your call if you want to see this film  At any rate, I think both boys and girls would like this movie.  A young girl named Astrid is a tougher fighter than Hiccup and proves she's worth her mettle on the battle field.

After the move we got a pizza to complete the experience.  Today is AJs last day of spring break, while Kevin has one more week to go.  I think we had a lot of fun as we now hunker down and wait for the blizzard to come in this afternoon.  Springtime in the Rockies, don't you know?

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

You should be a professional movie critic!! You have such a gift. I highly value your opinion so this is one movie I just might have to go take my kiddies too!!
By the way, thank you for always posting such sweet comments on my blog. It means so much to me. Love you all!!