Honest Trailers - How to Train Your Dragon is the 283rd episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr and Lon Harris. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the animated fantasy movie How to Train Your Dragon (2010), along with its sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). The video is 4 minutes long. It was published on February 12, 2019, to coincide with the US theatrical release of the sequel How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. It has been viewed over 1.2 million times.

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"A dragon crossed with all your favorite cat videos." ~ Honest Trailers - How to Train Your Dragon

Script Edit

From the studio [Dreamworks] that made a movie about a bee in an inter-species relationship with a lady [Bee Movie], comes a fantasy adventure so solid, it will almost make you forget Dreamworks made a movie where a bee falls in love with a lady [Romantic saxophone music plays. A bee serenades a lady while picnicking. The lady appears to be into it.]. I mean, he's a bee! And she's a lady! How is that suppose to even work?! It's physically impo-! Wait, what movie were we talking about again?

How to Train Your Dragon 1 & 2

Visit the magical land of Berk: a place full of happy vikings and happy dragons. And when they team up, you can assume they'll bring untold pain and carnage to the rest of the world [shows clips of brutal dragon warfare from Game of Thrones]. Ahh! My eyes! I can't unsee that! It's horrible! IT'S A NIGHTMARE!!!

So let's turn the dial back to family-friendly to experience the saga of an unlikely hero: Hiccup. He didn't inherit his father's viking strength, or his Viking Scottish(?) accent. But he's got more droll Viking apathy than a Viking Judd Apatow character.

Hiccup: (drolly apathetic) "I see a dragon and I have to just... kill it, you know?" [Hiccup unconvincingly mimes throttling a small animal]

Hiccup: (apathetically droll) "You know, you sir, are playing a dangerous game, keeping this much raw Viking-ness contained." [Hiccup gestures to his scrawny chest.]

Hiccup: (apathetic and droll) "They wouldn't know what to do with all... this..." [Hiccup waves his hands around in the general vicinity of his diminished physique.]

Still funnier than Funny People.

Everything will change when he meets Toothless, a dragon crossed with all your favorite cat videos [Clips of Toothless chasing a light and twirling around with a large stick]. They'll prove that working together makes people stronger. And their friendship will transforms Berk from a land that used to hate and fear dragons to one that uses them for Quidditch or something. I mean, progress is progress, right? Meh, whatever. [Clip of Toothless smiling and wiggling]. Look how cute he is! [Toothless licks Hiccup over his entire body, salivating prodigiously. Hiccup: "Aw!"].

Strap in as Hiccup teams up with his pals: Astrid and the Warriors 4, who even have less character development than Syf and the Warriors 3. Like: the boy one, the nerd one, the other girl one, and the other boy one. Man, what a waste of Jonah Hill. Or is that Mc'Lovin? It's hard to say.

Together that'll take you deeper into the world of dragons. Whether it's discovering that dragons are all drones serving a bigger dragon. Or, that dragons are all drones serving a bigger dragon. Or, that bigger dragons can fight over who gets to make dragons into drones serving a bigger dragons. Huh! There's actually very little dragon training in the entire franchise. Then again, "How to prevent the submission of your dragon to the will of a homicidal apex predator" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

So if you want a fantasy series for all ages, that swaps out Dreamwork's usual pop-culture references for some actual heart, make sure to check out some of the best modern fantasy movies today, that aren't most of the Harry Potter movies... or Lord of the Rings... or terrible! [grid of movie posters showing over a dozen recent bad fantasy movies]. How to Train Your Dragon: it's the best of whats left!

Starring: [Jay Baruchel as Hiccup] The Boy With The Dragon How-To; [Gerard Butler as Stoic] This Is... Scotland?; [Craig Ferguson as Gobber] No Arm-ie Hammer; [America Ferrera as Astrid, side-by-side with Lydia from The Elder Scrolls video game] Lydia; [T.J. Miller as Tuffnut, Kristen Wiig as Ruffnut, Jonah Hill as Snoutlout & Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs] Dragonforce; [Cate Blanchett as Valkyrie] Mother Of Dragons; [Djimon Hounsou as Drago Bludvist] DRAGOOOOO!; [Kit Harrington as Eret] Yawn Snow; and... [Hiccup pushes Toothless away from Stoic's dead body. Hiccup: (to Toothless) "No! Get away from him! Go on! Get out of here!" Toothless cowers and retreats.] Dragon Bawl Me [Epic Voice Guy cries and hiccups]. I'm gonna need a second.

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Honest title for How to Train Your Dragon - How to Prevent the Submission of Your Dragon to the Will of a Homicidal Apex Predator. Title design by Robert Holtby.

How To Prevent The Submission Of Your Dragon To The Will Of A Homicidal Apex Predator

See? Not catchy.

Tuffnut: "Everyone knows I'm more irritating, see?! [Tuffnut makes an annoying sound]

Very true, T.J Miller, very true.

[Ruffnut smashes a large shield directly onto Tuffnut's head. It lands with a satisfying clunk.]

Trivia Edit

Honest Trailers Commentary - How to Train Your Dragon

Honest Trailers Commentary - How to Train Your Dragon

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Reception Edit

Honest Trailers - How to Train Your Dragon has a 96.7% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Many media outlets commented on the positive tone of this Honest Trailer. Slate wrote, "The How to Train Your Dragon movies are so well made that even their Honest Trailer has to look elsewhere to find much worthy of mockery." Screen Rant noted that "by Honest Trailer standards, the video is incredibly kind, taking more shots at rival movies than HTTYD itself. In 2019, there are few better endorsements of a movie's quality than when Honest Trailers can't find much to make fun of."

Screen Rant also wrote, "Highlights of the trailer include comparing Toothless' behavior to internet cat videos, pointing out the wildly different accents of Hiccup and his father, and questioning why the dragons in Game of Thrones need to be quite so violent." Epicstream found the Honest Trailer notable for commenting on the dire state of cinematic fantasy, writing "The trailer also makes a jab at the fantasy genre in general. Besides Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings, Hollywood hasn’t been able to pump out any noteworthy fantasy epics on the big screen."

Production credits Edit

Honest trailer how to train your dragon

Video thumbnail for Honest Trailers - How to Train Your Dragon

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

Title Design: Robert Holtby

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr, Lon Harris

Produced by Spencer Gilbert, Dan Murrell, Joe Starr & Max Dionne

Edited by Kevin Williamsen

Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand

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