Jack Goes Confidential: Vikings vs. Dragons = Nordic Nooky, Animated Action

I must confess that our advance screening of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON earlier this week was not presented in 3-D!

Still it became pretty evident which scenes in the movie would play most effectively in the 3-dimensional process that most moviegoers will be enjoying beginning this weekend.

And ENJOY is the key word here as DreamWorks—the studio behind such previous projects as SHREK, MADAGASCAR, and KUNG FU PANDA—unleashes its latest potential franchise.

What we’ve got here is an exciting and very entertaining action adventure. A mythical fantasy story about a Viking teenager rebelling against his people’s practice of dragon slaying—and in the process befriending a young fire-breather!

Compared to the previously mentioned DreamWorks animated efforts, this one actually scores higher on adventure and action than comedy, as these flying reptiles on the Isle of Berk are pitted against the Vikings in extended intensive battles and thrilling flight sequences.

“Hiccup,” voiced by Jay Baruchel, overcomes his fear of the deadly dragons by befriending a younger one

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4 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: Vikings vs. Dragons = Nordic Nooky, Animated Action

  1. Anonymous says:

    Unless I missed it, have been anticipating some comments from you about abot Roger Ebert, and now the canceling of of “At the movies”.

    I am betting you are a fan too. I grew up on both of your movie reviews. He on TV, you on the radio. In my mind you two have always been equals as far as movie reviewers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    JF is right, what happened to Roger? Thats too bad, enjoyed his comments.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Good news about Roger. With the canceling after 35 YEARS of At The Movies Roger has announced that he will produce with occasional appearances a new movie review show. So all is not lost.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Jack are you priming Gage Poessiger as your eventual successor? I like his spunk.

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