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Can’t wait for this one!!
I’m sorry, but any movie set in medieval times that contains the line “You are sooooooo busted” does not warrant a connotation of hotness.
It’s called an anachronism, you know – “something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred.”
What a douche.
Oh. Forgot. It’s a friggin CARTOON!. You know – where animals talk ( Bugs Bunny, anyone?) , and wild outrageous IMPOSSIBLE stuff happens that could NEVER happen in real life (pretty much every cartoon ever made) – and you’re concerned the dialogue is unrealistic??!!
Yeah, cuz everything else in cartoons is otherwise soooo realistic…
That line of dialogue in this film, is first and foremost, plain bad writing. It was either an intentional inclusion which was a poor choice to anyone of substance, or much less likely, an oversight. And BTW, more often than not, an anachronism is used to describe and specify a mistake.
Big difference between the irony of animals talking in cartoons and lack of thought or effort when writing. Last thing I want to hear in any medieval piece is, “you are sooo busted.” The writer who wrote that (or whoever mettled and pushed for it) just got busted, and I just got bored if I’m watching that picture. Valid complaint. Mr. WTF, shoot down the complaint if you want, but you are quite likely defending and protecting this film for professional reasons.
More obvious shilling on this site than on one could imagine. And just wait until the B.O. gambling goes into effect, as Ms. Finke reported. The impartial comments which seem to be barely at 50% will surely drop substantially.
To finish, with a nearly infinite number of words and phrases to choose from, they don’t have the imagination to come up with something that’s both funny, and true to the time-period… bad showing. It pulls you right out of the movie. Very safe to call it a bad choice.
Now if, the character is on a time travel, then you’ve got a good line. Otherwise… Booooo.
I normally don’t like Dreamworks animated films and think they try too hard to be hip and funny and only end up being shallow and trifling. I think that’s particularly true when they’re compared to Pixar movies which always focus on depth of character and genuine emotions. That said, it appears as if Chris Sanders and Dean Dubois may have brought some of their Lilo & Stitch magic to the studio: this film surprisingly looks like a real contender. I hope so. We’ll see…
More Badlands/Satie by way of True Romance — it’s the trailer music equivalent of the Hitler meme!
AVATAR for Kids?
Uhh, talk about bad timing? The whole premise of this film is that wild creatures can be tamed with just a little bit of snuggling. Well, folks, it sure didn’t turn out that good for that dead trainer at Seaworld with that Orca. Come on, that trailer snuggled with that killer whale so much, she could have passed the Orca off as her firstborn – and yet look where it got her.
Folks, this myth of ‘if you hug a monster, it will hug back’ just doesn’t fly in today’s world. There’s too many ghastly examples in the real world of what happens when you cuddle monsters – they so do NOT cuddle back. (Can anyone say Iran or North Korea?) I’m not trying to make a political point, I’m trying to explain the mindset of audiences. People nowadays go into movies in order to forget about the monsters out there – NOT sit in front of a movie screen and be told they must hug the monsters instead. Bottom line – this film is preaching a message the audience doesn’t want to hear. It’s like Disney telling JK Rowling – ‘Everything will be all right if Harry just invites Voldemort to tea.’ Aint going to work, folks.
Um, you do realise it’s fiction, don’t you?
Haha what the hell are you talking about?
Are you actually trying to tell us that this film is preaching a “snuggle your enemy” message without even seeing it? Really?
Even in this short trailer it is completely obvious that this film includes a monster that no one encourages hugging.
“Dragon” has a whole lot more depth than this trailer lets on. In fact, it might help you contemplate your immediately applicable short-comings… like blind judgment of anything, be it a film, or presumably the entire population of Iran.
I was doubting this movie but this trailer makes it look much much better. The animation looks awesome, great voices in the cast, great music, it goes on. Can’t wait to see it in 3D!
Sheese, get a fucking grip lady, it’s a damn cartoon!
Carolyn – you’re dead wrong, and about a lot of stuff. Yes, there is implacable evil in the world, but there is far too much suffering and heartache that comes from people like you who conflate real evil with a simply unknown “Other.” Sometimes, peace results from the hard work of understanding that your enemy can hate you for valid reasons.
i’m surprised by how much i enjoyed that.
First off, Katzenberg WORSHIPS Zimmer. That’s the Beach Song Hans Zimmer used in True Romance; which, I believe, Zimmer ripped off from BADLANDS. It’s a great song, but a shame ol’ Hans is recycling his own work.
I’m surprised, it’s got a great look that doesn’t look like everything else out there, and hopefully avoids the smugness of Shrek etc. I could do without the 3D though.
The shilling of this movie during the Olympic telecasts was the most evil, depressing example of corporate “synergy” I’ve ever witnessed…with on-air reporters forced to introduce clips as if they were actual Olympic segments. Nauseating.
How To DRAIN Your Dragon is a movie you wouldn’t want to see in 3D.
i’ll be there to watch it.
Craig Ferguson and Gerard Butler voice for this flic, ought to be awesome on that basis alone.
please fix the incredibly bad textures on the background before release. Stretchy video gamey garbage.
Character design on the dragons is very uninspiring and dull. They look like they were made “easy to animate” instead of visually interesting and awesome looking.
This isn’t tv dreamworks. Step it up.
To end on a positive note, nice facial anim and water sims.
Jay Baruchel can train my dragon anytime…
First thing I thought when I saw this trailer was that it was cut to feel and look a LOT like Avatar. Mmmmm! Thats some goooood subconscious advertising!
My kids actively booed the Olympic-themed promos for this movie. They kept wondering why the narrator sounded like Shrek. I’ll be curious to see if this promo changes their mind.
Personally, after a run of really good animated fare over the past 2-3 years (Ponyo, Coraline, Up), this one holds zero interest for me. The dragons just aren’t cute enough!
Does anyone know the name of the dragon the girl viking (who fell in love with hiccup) rode on?
Can anyone tell me what the song is that starts 36 seconds into the trailer??
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