This is now my all-time favorite Dreamworks animated movie. ^_^ Better than Kung-fu Panda, and Over the Hedge, even better than Shrek! What a story, what characters, what a completely awesome movie experience. And I didn't even see it in 3D! (I normally don't see movies in 3D, which is totally fine with me. I hate wearing the dumb glasses for it anyway.)
I've read a lot of the books in Cressida Cowell's Dragon series, and I've gotta say that this movie, even though a lot of things were different than the book, had to be 120% better than any of the novels. Hiccup is funny, and his big bad black dragon Toothless is so much cooler than his book counterpart. My favorite parts were the montages of Hiccup slowly bonding with Toothless and learning things about dragons, meanwhile applying what he learns in dragon training and seeing everyone's jaws drop. ^_^
If you haven't seen this movie yet, please do! Or if you have seen it, perhaps you can drop a comment and say whether you agree with me on this?