The gap between Pixar and DreamWorks gets smaller with this stirring ’toon about a Viking weakling (Jay Baruchel) who befriends one of the dragons attacking his village.
Yes, the humour’s a little basic, while the conflicting accents jar.
But once the movie takes to the skies it’s a swooping delight, with an endearing relationship between callow hero and cat-eyed steed.
One thing – what’s with all the maiming? Lounge hasn’t seen this many stumps since the Ashes.
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