Saturday, September 22, 2012
For all you demigod fans, as we have known for some time now, Rick Riordan's latest book, "Mark of Athena" comes out October 2nd 2012.
Excited? You bet. The plot thickens right where Book 2, "The Son of Neptune" left off. What will happen next? Will Camp Halfblood and Camp Jupiter get along? Or will there be internal struggle and conflict? I'm looking forward to it. Mark the release date on your calendars, everyone.
Monday, September 17, 2012
When I saw the trailer for this movie, my first reaction was, Oh cool Dragons, oh wait, disgusting humor, never mind. I never saw this movie in theaters for some stupid reason. I guess I thought it was bad for some unknown reason. But I eventually watched it, and I fell in love with the movie, How To Train Your Dragon.
The dragons in this movie are very exotic and diverse. Although I do not care for some of the appearances, each dragon has a different kind of personality. My favorite dragon is Toothless, the Nightfurry. Why? Answer: HE'S SO CUTE!!!!!!!!! I swear those eyes he has makes you want to just stab your heart out!!!! You want to cry so badly, he's that cute! I apologize, I just had a geeky moment. Here's some images of Toothless. What's interesting about Toothless, is all the expressions he uses with his eyes and ears. When the pupils are large, he is showing a kinder emotion. When his pupils are slits, he is angry or very focused. His ears also express many emotions from flat unhappiness, to curriosity, or playfulness. I have never seen a dragon so full of expression. This dragon has cat and dog features. Such features include rolling in the grass (dog) and chasing the light (cat) and expresses unique features that show the audience that these dragons are misunderstood creatures.
The story starts off showing a conflict between the dragons and the vikings. It's a typical conflict, but it works just fine. We also meet Hiccup and we see that he and his father, Stoic the Vast, do not see eye to eye. We see Hiccup attempt to kill dragons but always seems to get into a mess. So there is a father son conflict and also a social conflict, because to be a viking is to be fierce, large, aggressive, everything Hiccup is not.
Hiccup then shoots down a Nightfurry, a dragon that has never been seen, and has been feared more than anything. But when he attempts to kill it, he cannot, so he releases the Nightfurry. At first it appears that the dragon is going to kill Hiccup but doesn't and just flies away. Throughout the movie, Hiccup learns more about dragons, and discovers that they are not the creatures that the vikings think they are. But his father refuses to see that. Hiccup and the Nightfurry, Toothless, develop a great relationship and change the minds of all the other vikings and learn to work together with dragons.
I love this movie's music, it's detailed art, it's dragon design. I loved the story's flow. I loved everything about this movie. For all you dragon lovers out there, I reccommend this movie. I give this movie 5 stars and 100% approval. I hope all of you see this movie.