"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one."
"Make the first move, tell people how you feel, stop being so scared of rejection, stop feeling so engulfed with thoughts that aren’t even yours, and stop wasting your time."
I used to be a movie junkie, but due to busyness, I lagged behind.
I just watched How to Train Your Dragon 2 last night.
It’s so far, the best animated movie I’ve seen, animation-wise.
The plot wasn’t that complex and deep, but its powerful. Powerful in a way that evokes emotion. The plot didn’t focused on the sequence of events but on the relationships of the characters. It gave emphasis on the relationships of the Vikings to their dragons- specially Hiccup and Toothless and their relationships to each other- Hiccup’s mother and father.
This isn’t the action-comedy-romantic animated film, it’s about love, friendship, loyalty and the importance relationships and sticking to your principles.
Animations-wise, this movie is splendid, taking the animations to a whole new level. The emotions and expressions of the faces of the characters were so real it seems like they’re really alive. The rendering of colors and drawing are so life-like.
Going to a more personal level, I had to admit I was moved by the movie. I don’t know if it’s because my emotional level was so high that day, but I really cried. I was first touched by the reunion of Hiccup’s parents, specially when Stoick said ‘You were as beautiful as the day I lost you’ and ‘Will you marry me again’. The magnitude of their unseen love was reflected there and it really just evokes emotions. I also shed tears when Hiccup was shooing Toothless away when his father died.
This movie is best for families and friends, or it can be enjoyed alone (as I did). If I were to rate this movie I’d give it 4.5 stars.