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How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
After bonding with an injured dragon, a Viking teen learns that the creatures are friends, not foes.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rouses you in conventional ways, but it's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Seeing "Dragon" in 3-D really is a must. Its formidable realm of Vikings and dragons and nerds (oh my!) should be enjoyed to the fullest...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Who would have thought a fire-breathing monster could be one of the most adorable on-screen critters since Babe?
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
What gives their story emotional heft has to do with a different kind of dimension: a depth of feeling surrounding the Black Stallion-style...
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75

Boston Globe

Finds DreamWorks Animation looking to Viking territory for its next Shrek-sturdy comedy tentpole. By Odin, they make it work.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has two or three booming and intense action sequences that may leave the littlest audience members more quaking than charmed. But the...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Works enough miracles of 3-D animation to charm your socks off.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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The multiply authored screenplay is based very loosely on Cressida Cowell's popular children's books, but it owes just as much to "E.T.:...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A 3D movie that will intrigue kids and adults alike but might play raggedly in both camps.
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Makes the most of its format, soaring when its young hero rides on his winged reptilian pal, and full of heart and heroism even when its...
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
top of greatest animated movies...

how to train your Dragon

By rosabell311
how to train your Dragon in 3d 3/26/10...

Great!!

By TRIPPINMCCALL
I took my Girlfriend and little brother to see this movie, and it was great! Very good story. Kept you interested from beggining to end. I love the High Def quality of the IMAX screen and sound, but...

Five Word Review

By andrewbuckley
Entertaining Riveting Captivating Awesome Fun...

FUN FANTASY YOU MUST SEE!

By DeRose
49 y/o Mom and 12 y/o son with a day off from school, what a great way to spend it!! Funny, endearing, moral lessons, exciting. We were glued to our seats!! 3-D is worth it for this one!...

Fun! Sweet! Cute! Suspenseful! ~Wonderful new world~

By Ajlina
I absolutely love this movie. I didn't know what to expect and I was blown away. Adults will definitely enjoy it as well as children. The animation is fantastic! The characters are likeable. Story...

Wonderful !

By ugster
Both the movie itself, and the feeling in the IMAX cinema was absolutely wonderful ! Highly recommended combination....

Five Word Review

By jayfaraci
Enlightening Heartwarming Exciting Thrilling Must-See!!...

Good movie

By brenna27
I took my 6 year old to see this yesterday. He loved it. I have to say that I am really glad my 4 year old didn't end up coming with us. It was really loud and a little too scary for the younger...

How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience

By movie_mania16
You need to watch this with your family... a great kids movie... but please watch it in 3D or IMAX...

More Info

Rated PG | For some scary images, brief mild language and sequences of intense action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Thrilling 3-D adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
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EDUCATIONAL VALUE
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS