March 23rd was a special day to me; we were invited to attend a pre-release screening of “How to Train Your Dragon” in 3D presented by DreamWorks. Of course I was excited about this event, as an animation lover I have watched almost every single animation you can name of.
Upon entering the theater, everyone was handed a pair of 3D glasses, popcorn and a drink. I wasn’t too big on popcorn and the drink but holding the 3D glasses made me feel like a hunter holding a rifle ready for the adventure in the Viking world to begin. Before the movie started Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, the film’s directors, gave us a brief introduction about “How to Train Your Dragon”, they shared the processes of the movie and all the challenges and difficulties they encountered during the production.
It was a very touching and meaningful movie proving that violence can never solve problems. This movie is about the friendship between a boy and a dragon. Hiccup, the main character in the movie, built a strong relationship with a dragon invader which people from his village all want to kill. Dragons, the invaders to the Viking village, robbed Vikings’ food and destroyed their homes. Every Viking was trained to be a good dragon killer since they were little to protect their families. Hiccup, however does not believe in killing and violence. He has his own way to fight against enemies; he made his enemies docile by making friends with them. It turned out that Hiccup chose the right way to treat dragons so the Vikings and dragons get along peacefully and happily afterwards.
I was walking out of the theater thinking in my mind, “what a meaningful and heart warming movie,” a simple storyline can be so comforting to me in this busy chaotic life.