Boy lives on a small island in Viking village with his father and fellow villagers. The village is out of our world, it is regularly disturbed by dragons. Dragons raid Vikings' homes, almost nightly, snatching livestock and burning everything in sight. Anyone else would have moved away long ago, but they’re Vikings and stubbornness comes with the territory.
Hiccup though he is far less Viking than the norm and he’s not much good at fighting or staring danger in the eye and lopping off its head. The boy was brought up to become a dragon fighter, he was trying very hard to become who he was expected to be, but his nature is different and he doesn't really want to be a dragon hunter. Still he wants to fit in and so, desperately tries to prove himself. He concocts a catapult and uses it to knock down one of their aerial attackers out of the sky. When no one believes he’s done it, Hiccup strikes off on his own to find his downed foe, and discovers something unexpected.
Not only does Hiccup discover that his dragon likes play and purr, but Hiccup also learns that the broader community of dragons the Vikings fight so relentlessly, only are fighting back to survive. All the dragons, really, only want to be friends. While spending time with his dragon he learns a lot about dragons, what they like, what they don't like, what they are afraid of, what they enjoy. Hiccup becomes a kind of Dragon Whisperer, able to suss out his supposed adversaries’ needs and desires, and so able to get through Dragon Training without killing any dragons.
For a while things seem to be going well, Hiccup keeps his secret and uses the dragon know-how he learns while working with Toothless to impress his fellow villagers. But of course, it’s a state which can’t go on forever, and eventually things come to a head. I don't want to reveal the whole story to you, but I recommend you watch it.
I am sure you Mum wouldn't mind renting DVD with this charming story for you to see.
What this movie teaches us is that we are often afraid of something we don't know and sometimes we are trying to fight against unknown which is not necessarily our enemy.
However, when we get to know what we are afraid of we may find it is not to be so scary anymore. When we tame it and become friendly with our enemy, often the feeling becomes mutual. Likewise when you are hostile toward someone they too will be hostile towards you, in other words when you shout at someone they will shout back at you and if you speak calmly they will calm down.
If you see this movie please let me know how do you feel about it?