Matthew Lickona 1 p.m., Aug. 26
How to Train Your Dragon
- Rated PG | 1 hour, 38 minutes
- Official website
Computer-animated, seemingly computer-written, Viking tale, revolving around a twiggy little lad named Hiccup, “different” from his stout fellows, odd, aberrant, queer you might say, who rather than slay dragons, gets to know them, understands them, negotiates for peace between the species, yet still proves his mettle as a “real” Viking in a cataclysmic climactic battle against a unifying monster beyond all understanding. A movie awash in wishfulness. Available in 3-D. With the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, and America Ferrera; directed by Dean DuBlois and Chris Sanders. 2010.