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Young Hiccup dreams of being a Viking hero, killing dragons and defending his people, just like his father Stoick who is the leader of the Vikings. He is the strongest and most fearless of them all, while Hiccup is just a boy who feels he will never be worthy of his father’s praise.
This all changes when Hiccup manages to take down a Night Fury, one of the most feared and dangerous dragons of all, with a new weapon he invented. Of course no-one believes him and his Father leaves in disgust with a band of people to set out across the ocean to look for the dragon’s lair. Meanwhile Hiccup goes into the forest to look for the Night Fury and finds him trapped and injured. He is more magnificent and terrifying than Hiccup could ever have imagined.
Hiccup takes pity on the injured animal and finds he can’t kill him. Instead they become firm friends and then Hiccup’s real battle starts when he tries to persuade the village people that dragons don't have to be their enemies.
Quite a lot of action violence in this movie and battles between dragons and people such as:
These scenes are quite scary especially in 3D and would frighten younger kids as well as the following:
The message of the story is that it’s better to try and understand your enemy and make peace rather than continually fighting them.
Content is age appropriate for children this age
Some content may not be appropriate for children this age. Parental guidance recommended
Content is not age appropriate for children this age
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