The title makes it sound like a Japanese monster hunter RPG, but How to Train Your Dragon is actually an animated film by directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch), in conjunction with Dreamworks, about an unlikely hero who befriends a dragon, even while he is expected to capture and train it by means of tribal initiation. The CG film doesn’t look like it’s trying to do anything original, but hopefully it will be good for a few laughs: I like how they downplayed the dragon at the beginning, before it carried away the sheep. And if nothing else, the Vikings look like comedic gold.
How to Train your Dragon stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, and America Ferrera. It will be released on March 26th, 2010 in 3D.