Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oscar watch : How to Train Your Dragon

Based on a children's book by Cressida Cowell, How to Train Your Dragon, is an engaging film with an excellent message for young and old alike. Jay Baruchel voices the main character, Hiccup, the son of the head Viking and dragon slayer, Stoick ( Gerard Butler). I'm sure you can tell where this is going based on the character's names . . . Hiccup is not the brave boy his father hopes him to be so Stoick sends him to dragon-slaying school. Hiccup does not excel at slaying as the other kids do (voiced by America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, and Kristen Wiig among others), and instead ends up befriending an injured dragon in one of the sweetest moments in cinema all year. The requisite scene of redemption soon follows when Hiccup proves his father, and townspeople, he is the boy he should be.

Oscar prediction: How to Train Your Dragon will be nominated for best Animated Feature, but it will lose out to the nostalgia surrounding Toy Story 3.

How to Train Your Dragon
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