Reviewed by , October 8, 2010 Killing a dragon is everything around here. As such, you're not going to see a huge difference in terms of sharpness and resolution, especially in wider shots. That the film is made of some of the most stunningly beautiful animation is merely icing on the cake, making How to Train Your Dragon a great movie and another example of why the computer-animated film is here to stay. They praise the various filmmakers and cast, discuss the essence of the story as a father-son relationship, share their thoughts on the quality of the score and the decision to remove music from several scenes, acknowledge the qualities that differentiate Dragon from others of its kind, cover the unique challenges of making an animated movie, hail the picture's stunning animation, and plenty more. How to Train Your Dragon flies onto Blu-ray with a remarkably large assortment of extras. With How to Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks Animation seems on the cusp of finally matching in overall quality the typical Pixar effort. While it doesn't break new ground from a thematic perspective or reach the level of soulfulness of the best Pixar films, How to Train Your Dragon is nevertheless one of the best of its kind for both its impeccable visuals and quality story line.
There is a touch of banding visible in a couple of early scenes, but it's not enough to warrant a drop in score from a perfect 5 to a lower 4. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in these hit animated features. Grab it while you can. How to Train Your Dragon will be just as enjoyable in future years as it is today. How to Train Your Dragon in an interesting movie in the way that it manages to create so much feeling and heart yet build its narrative around a completely predictable story.
This also makes cloudy skies look a little more, for lack of a better word, ominous. Still, depending on the shot, the 4K Blu-ray delivers the resolution goods. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. The island's denizens have learned to fend off each of the many species of dragons that aim to lay waste to the Vikings' humble abodes; except, that is, for the powerful and rarely-seen Night Fury, a ferocious beast capable of attacking with great precision from vast distances. We are going to be giving away a copy of the How To Train Your Dragon 1-3 Blu-ray Collection and the soundtrack for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The new reboot of the Predator franchise got a respectable 42% of its sales from the. This is a steady and informative track that's well-balanced between technical insights and discussions about the background of the story and its various themes.
One lucky reader will be randomly selected and privately notified via email on Monday, May 20th. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. How to train your dragon? When he should be fighting the dragons that attack his village, he is instead inventing less-than-successful contraptions and asking unwanted questions. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Take a look after the jump so you can see the details for the contest.
How to Train Your Dragon is, on the other hand, constructed around a story that's as predictable as they come but that's nevertheless endearing and plenty of fun. We have also reviewed the original. Hair too seems a little sharper, at the expense of aliasing around individual strands see Stoick's beard. Not only is the father-son dynamic nicely constructed -- even if the father figure is little more than a hulking cliché -- but the bond between Hiccup and Toothless is believable and touching, built not around trite dialogue but through looks, actions, and understanding. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. He is skinny, inquisitive and inventive.
Blacks and shadow detail are perfect, and even through many of the darkest scenes -- particularly early on -- both colors and textures remain not only visible but remarkably steady and accurate. The story centres around a scrawny teenager, Hiccup, who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. Depth is amazing, and while this is obviously not a 3D transfer, it is probably about as close as a 2D image will come to giving the illusion of that added dimension. How to Draw a Dragon 1080p, 10:52 features How to Train Your Dragon Supervising Animator Gabe Hordos taking viewers through the process of animating the picture's lead dragon, Toothless. Your Viking Profile 1080p is a multiple-choice quiz that generates a personalized Viking profile for each user through an analysis of the combined answers. Putting the finishing touches on the movie is John Powell's fantastic score; it's big, heroic, and heartfelt and deserves recognition as one of the year's best. Next up is a collection of three deleted scenes 1080p : Axe to Grind 4:57 , Goodbye at the Docks 1:31 , and Aftermath 1:05.
But Hiccup's destiny of becoming a prized dragon fighter takes an unexpected diversion when he saves and befriends an injured dragon, Toothless. Several of the figures not pictured above are quite spoilery. With all of the fantastic extras included, the commentary might become lost in the shuffle, but fans should find enough here to make it worth a listen. Music enjoys a spacious and crisp feel as John Powell's score beautifully flows from the front speakers with just the right amount of surround support. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes, a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Fortunately, there's a depth to the characters that centers the story in all the right places, allowing the supportive elements to be just that rather than focal points that would have reduced the movie to a smoldering pile of rubble with no shape, character, or purpose.
As a Viking, Hiccup is a failure. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray. On a related note, Funko has revealed several new Pop figures to celebrate the release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. I only hope that, since it was this very listing on Walmart. Still, the benefit to this comes in the brightest areas of screen -- things like clouds and dragon fire -- which are more defined. Instead, he builds an amicable relationship with the dragon that turns into a full-blown friendship between man and beast. The Technical Artistry of 'Dragon' 1080p, 10:13 features a glimpse into the challenging world of animating a feature-length film in the digital realm and the cutting-edge technology that makes it one of the best-looking pictures of its kind.
He just needs to convince his blood-thirsty father and rowdy fellow Vikings of the same. The included digital copy redeems via UniversalRedeems. It's an exciting time to be a movie lover; Dragon sets the bar about as high as it's ever been, and the challenge is now out for another movie to top this in terms of sheer visual eye candy. While it's true that Dragon plays as entirely predictable, it's also true that it brings to the table an honesty and approachability that will allow audiences of all ages to find value in the story and its themes of friendship, trust, perseverance, acceptance, and the importance of laying aside differences and finding commonalities that altogether forge a bond that's unbreakable even in the face of the oldest traditions or the most violent of histories. Complete collection of all 3 How To Train Your Dragon films. Even when paring the 7. As if the intricate detailing wasn't enough, How to Train your Dragon features a color palette to die for, one that reveals both the bright multicolored hues of dragons and shields, the more general landscape colors, and even Toothless' virtually black body with a precision and naturalism that's rarely found even on the best transfers, making this perhaps the most colorfully accurate transfer of the year.
Colors too are mildly improved, especially when you're in the dragons' underground nest, or when a Bewilderbeast breathes green ice. The island is under nearly constant siege by powerful dragons, and the resistance is led by Hiccup's father, a stout warrior named Stoick Gerard Butler,. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. It's easily one of the year's best releases and comes very highly recommended. It's a harder movie to watch, especially if you have little ones, but ultimately an equally compelling one because of how Hiccup and Toothless grow their bond. Although throughout his life, the village has taught everyone to fear and loathe dragons, he names it Toothless and befriends it.