This summer, I watched Toy Story 3 and called it “an all-but-assured lock for Best Animated Picture of the Year.” At the time, I hadn’t watched How to Train Your Dragon on account that the previews made it look like an uninteresting, stupid, early-year animated kid’s film (the horrible Olympics advertisements didn’t help, either). Having finally watched the DreamWorks Animation hit, however, I recant my statement about Toy Story 3. It isn’t a lock. It may be the frontrunner, but How to Train Your Dragon is a rare, viable competitor to Pixar’s well-reviewed film. How to Train Your Dragon is an entertaining, exciting and imaginative movie that, dare I say it, is more fun to watch than Toy Story 3.
Read FilmJabber’s full How to Train Your Dragon movie review.