Released March 26, 2010, How to Train Your Dragon is a 3D computer-animated fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation which is an adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's book with the same title. This movie had $165M production budget and grossed nearly $500M worldwide which makes it DreamWorks Animation's fifth most successful film following after the Shrek film series. What made this movie a hit? A few things: awesome 3D quality throughout the movie, the depth of the story, the smart and witty script, the right dosage of snappy jokes, and the irresistible charm of the characters. Plus, I am a fan of movies with dragons in them so you can say that this film has made it to my all-time favorite list which I will post very soon.
Also known as Hachiko: A Dog's Story, this extraordinary movie about an unlikely friendship was released in June 2009 and have touched many hearts including mine. Watching this film can make you a bit sad and at the same time might make you realize that there are things such as loyalty, love, and friendship -- and that all these noble feelings can come from a dog. (Writing this introduction makes me miss Yassu and Yesha, my dogs. You might want to read about them HERE).
Posted by Michael on Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Freedom Writers was released January 2007 and is one of the few movies that has truly inspired me. Though it patterns on formula and cliché, it is still a reflection of the truth -- and the truth it tells is a story that's worth telling. The movie poses a challenge for many of us: to do what is right. If you have a heart, this film will get to you.
Posted by Michael on Friday, March 30, 2012