Ella Watts (Orphans podcast, BBC Sounds) and Becky Brynolf (And Then What podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Ella’s choice How to Train Your Dragon.

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 animated fantasy loosely based on the book of the same name by Cressida Powell, directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and produced by DreamWorks (and it’s also Ella’s favorite film).

Set in Viking times, Hiccup is an aspiring but failing Viking and keen to follow tradition by slaying dragon. By chance, he manages to trap the rarest (and dangerous) dragon the Night Fury (Toothless) but realizes that he can’t kill it and befriends it instead. Essentially How to Train Your Dragon is a film about the unknown and your fears but also learning to accept differences and with the main character with a physical disability.

Scores

How to Train Your Dragon is a charming film that is universally appealing (not just for kids) that benefits from an emotive score and some of the best DreamWorks animations to date. How to Train Your Dragon scores generously across all the Flixwatcher categories but let down only by the small screen score – do catch it on the big screen where you can- and scores 3.91 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen How to Train Your Dragon? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #148 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #148 Crew of Ella Watts (@GejWatts) from Orphans podcast, BBC Sounds  

and Becky Brynolf (@rabbitinahat from And Then What podcast

 

Find their websites online at:https://www.orphanspod.com/

and https://player.fm/series/and-then-what

 

Please make sure you give them some love

 

 

More about How to Train Your Dragon

 

For more info on How to Train Your Dragon, you can visit How to Train Your Dragon IMDb page here or How to Train Your Dragon Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this week’s episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

The Wizard of Oz

There’s no place like home for a girl who’s swept away from farm life to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys, and different-colored horses.

 

Added to UK Netflix:16th March 2020 

Everest

 

In 1996, rival mountaineering teams attempt to scale Mount Everest, but when a blizzard hits the summit, the climbers must fight to stay alive.

Added to UK Netflix: 18th March 2020

Training Day

A rookie cop tries to prove himself to a narcotics agent during a ride-along, but soon he suspects that the veteran detective may be a thug himself.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 16th March 2020

Beetlejuice

 

 A young couple who drowned return to their house as poltergeists but must enlist the help of a goofy ghost to put a scare in the rude new owners.

Added to UK Netflix:16th March 2020 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor.

 

 

Added to UK Netflix: 16th March 2020

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix forever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Another Forever

 

Overtaken by the death of her beloved, a grieving woman decides to take a spontaneous trip to visit her friend and get her life back on track.

Leaving:21 March 2020

 

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