PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Helheim's Gate is a reference to the Norse goddess Hel. She is the daughter of Loki and guards the gate leading to Hell.
This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy. It's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We ...
It took a while for Hiccup to learn how to fly with Toothless. He had to design the tail/control mechanism that would allow him to control the tail. Without Hiccup's control, Toothless would crash. When Toothless "kidnaps" Astrid he flies totally out of control, skimming the water, doing fast ascensions, barrel rolls, etc. Because Hiccup and Toothless are so out of sync, they should have crashed almost immediately. However, it is established that Toothless is able to fly for a few seconds even without Hiccup. Evidently, even if Hiccup is not prepared for sudden maneuvers, he can adapt quickly and apply proper tail position at a moment's notice (as he's demonstrated earlier in the movie). He has no choice but to play along or they'd crash.
There are no opening or title credits.
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