Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dates and Dragons

Ah, date night.  My beautiful wife and I got to get out of the house for a few hours while a friend put the kids to bed and house-sat.  So very wonderful.  With the new baby growing a lot lately, Beth didn't feel like doing anything that involved much walking, so we wound up seeing Dreamwork's new pic, How to Train Your Dragon in 3D.  Wow.  No really - WOW!  Great and mostly original plot.  Visually stunning.  Fast-paced, and action packed.  And the 3D enhanced the story rather than distracted from it.  A little light on the humor, and female characters are noticeably under-represented, but it's by far the best non-Pixar movie we've seen in the theater in a long time.  Actually come to think of it, Pixar's last one Up was mostly meh.  And with their next one being a tired old sequel from last decade, Pixar may be past their prime. Anyway, what are you waiting for!?  Go see this one!  (Not suitable for kids under 10, despite the marketing).