I've completely retired from writing reviews on IMDB, but this short animation made me write a review again. Not because of the animation is very good, it's because it's very bad. Honestly, I can't believe that this is from Dreamworks and a Christmas special of How To Train Your Dragon.
I've watched a lot of How To Train Your Dragon animation series, and I've never seen anything like this that bad. I mean, it's Christmas and so, they should've made it more special. Instead, they made it dump. To be honest, when I first saw this, I was like what the hell is this? There are too many unbelievably long gaps between scenes where people/things appeared on the camera. If you don't understand what I mean, I'll explain it in detail. Please continue reading.
The reason why I watched this short animation is that this one is a Christmas special of How To Train Your Dragon as I've stated in above. So, I thought it'd be great. But it turned out to be the worst one I've ever watched. When I watched this one, I had to increase the playback speed to 2x. I've never done this before in my entire life. But I had to when I watched this one because I've run of patience. So, most of the time, the playback speed is 2x and when someone or something appeared on screen, I paused and backward 10 secs and watched it. Every time someone or something appeared on sceen, it always takes a lot of time to apppear the next scene. Most of the scenes are fixed on that damned fireplace. And the other things are just short scenes. That's why I've said there are many long gaps which are very unnecessary. Because of those gaps, the animation becomes longer. If those gaps are removed, I guess it'd be just 5 mins long only.
Moreover, the content is also not good. It's very simple and so predictable. I predicted what the final result. I only kept watching because I wanted to know what I predicted was right or wrong. It turned out I was right. That's why I said it's so predictable.
To conclude this review, I recommend you not to watch. It's just a total waste of time unless if you want to listen some Christmas songs and scores. Otherwise, you'll disappoint watching this one like me.
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