A surprisingly good film. By the way, I watched this on the Chicago–Beijing flight.
This animated film had a very convincing plot, excellent plot twist, and a good mix of Viking customs with dragon lore and fantasy. I was delighted by the film’s humor as well, especially in the protagonist’s name—Hiccup—and in the blacksmith’s tone that is jolly no matter the situation.
Hiccup is one of the best animated heroes. This was overall an enjoyable film in every regard. I wasn’t particular impressed by the music, however, though it might be in part due to the airplane’s constant noise, but it was still enjoyable.