How to Train Your Dragon - 2010

Movie Info

Rating: PG

Age-appropriateness: Mentions of violence toward dragons. Scenes where dragons and vikings fight. Killing a dragon is a rite of passage.

Overview: A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. A young man looks to end generational stereotypes by loving a group that the rest of his community has cast off. He shows compassion and bravery as he stands up for the rights of the oppressed. Don’t let the fact that it’s dragons fool you: there are many great family discussions to be had with this one.

Themes: dragons, friendship, compassion, father/son, stereotypes, handicap, uniqueness, bravery

The Quick 3

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After The Movie Discussion Guide

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Minute By Minute Guide

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