Film Theory: How NOT To Train Your Dragon! (How To Train Your Dragon)


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  • Mind Master
    Mind Master  9 hours back

    Counterpoint: Hiccup had shot Toothless not with intent to train him, but intent to kill him. He then replaces Tothless's tail flap out of remorse, and since he's a Viking with only extremely primitive technology, he's unable to craft a prosthetic able to replace such a complex body part on it's own.

    • Juan Robles
      Juan Robles  17 hours back

      When mat brought out the ruler I spilled my water. Idk why I found that super funny.

      • lolbit The fox
        lolbit The fox  18 hours back

        My grandparents own a lizard and their just fine

        • Ub3rshadow
          Ub3rshadow  2 days back

          The whole point is that Hiccup figures out who dragons really are, realises his mistake and tries as hard as he can to rectify it. In the HTTYD legends mini series Hiccup makes Toothless an automatic tail, but Toothless destroys it in favour of wanting to fly with his friend.

          • Sonic The Hedgehog
            Sonic The Hedgehog  2 days back

            Matpat ur stupid dragons are smarter than regular reptiles u idiot I unsub bc of this video

            • IHaveNoLife TV
              IHaveNoLife TV  2 days back

              MatPat stop ruining my childhood

              • Zigamer
                Zigamer  2 days back

                1:14 I thought we all agreed to never be creative again

                • XKarolloX1
                  XKarolloX1  2 days back

                  Fack u The Film is cool

                  • Deeper Understanding
                    Deeper Understanding  2 days back

                    How dare you if you were a fan then you could see if hiccups face that all he wants is for toothless to be happy and when it comes to toothlesses face he looks pretty happy to me

                    • JJ JJ
                      JJ JJ  2 days back

                      aye anyone know what the clip of the coastline he used at 13:00 was? shit feels like it'd look cool while tripping

                      • Ninjakitty505
                        Ninjakitty505  2 days back

                        Training a cat... that is impossible

                        • Kartoon Kid
                          Kartoon Kid  3 days back

                          MatPat, you're dumb.
                          Sorry for the childish comment but I need his rabid fans attention. Mat cares more for views and money than he does creating good and trustworthy theories, caring about how much money you're making isn't a bad thing but once it becomes "Money and views first, quality later." that's when you turn into a good businessman, which we all know means you're a cunt. But do I think MatPat's a cunt? I think he certainly has the potential to be a cunt, but every cunt has the potential to be a good pussy. I don't want Mat to lose subs and views to the point where he can no longer support him and his family, I just want proof that bad YouTubers can turn good.

                          But its far too late for him now since if he did try to make good videos they would take much longer to make meaning his young fans probably won't have the patience for that and it means he'll have to make better theories. And by "better theories" I don't mean eye catching titles for his videos based on something that's popular or new. I mean theories that hit close to home, like doing a theory on something that he *actually* likes and cares about.

                          Why the fuck did I even try with this comment, its too long so nobody will in this comment section will read it and his fans will just respond with "odIcis Ohs gi UHs ksgfgR H8tar"

                          • Conor Doonan
                            Conor Doonan  3 days back

                            In the TV series hiccup makes toothless a flap that makes him fly by himself and toothless broke it

                            • Kis'argo the khajiit _

                              But I swear....I came back after couple of months and I'm still seeing hate comments. You must watch these things. All the things. You assuming little zuub wafiit!!(f'ing moron)

                              • Plasma Snow 2nd account

                                I have a pet lizard who is very close to me and acts like a big cat. She's a Bearded Dragon. Also did you not read the comments by the director that Toothless' BODY STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR are based on a CAT, HORSE, PUMA, and others? Their brain structure and instincts are not the same as normal Lizards. They have many different characteristics. SOME DRAGONS IN RACE TO THE EDGE EVEN HAVE FUR (the Dramillian)

                                • Plasma Snow 2nd account

                                  "I've been spending all this time thinking about what I WANTED and not what YOU NEEDED."
                                  Damn....Hiccup is seeing this for himself.

                                  Don't get me wrong there are many things wrong with this. Like for example the fact that Hiccup trains many dragons in Riders of Berk and Race to the Edge who not only have mamilion like personalities and emotions but also grow to like him without being domesticated or chained down (or deprived of a tail fin) and they don't even try to get away from him. Perhaps this is because Hiccup smells like Toothless (kind of like how Sven the dear is so attached to Kristoff in frozen because Kristoff is literally wearing what could very possibly be Sven's mother's SKIN) but needless to say they DO TRUST him and show emotions that most lizards wouldn't show.

                                  I do agree with the points made in the beginning of this video about animal cruelty yada yada, but Hiccup does regret his decision to shoot Toothless down, as seen in Gift of the Night Fury...

                                  "I've been thinking about what Tuffnut said last night. Toothless can't fly on his own and that's just not fair. I've been up all night and I think I found a way to fix it."

                                  It isn't until 5 and a half years later that Hiccup realizes his flaws and that the only true way to give his dragon freedom is to let him back into the wild, but still.

                                  Dammit now I'm thinking about the line in the third movie. "Besides, it's only until he brings her back."
                                  I am SO TORN right now.

                                  • Jessica lebaillif
                                    Jessica lebaillif  5 days back

                                    Allso Mat pat maby dragons are smarter than every day lizzerds

                                    • Jessica lebaillif
                                      Jessica lebaillif  5 days back

                                      Mat Pat I wached gift of the night fury and hiccup didn't control crap

                                      • Ender Dragon prince
                                        Ender Dragon prince  5 days back

                                        what if dragon are more like birds than repitiles like dinosaurs

                                        • Alex Gough
                                          Alex Gough  6 days back

                                          Bruh I literally train animals and study learning theory and psychology for a living. None of it is cruelty or force because Toothless enjoys the symbiotic relationship between him and his handler. Also toothless hardly is your average wild animal

                                          • Joel Small
                                            Joel Small  6 days back

                                            Maybe dragons are actually theropod dinosaurs ?

                                            • Edrie Delos Santos
                                              Edrie Delos Santos  7 days back

                                              First of all Hiccup never intended to injure the dragon (since he felt forced from his father and basically the rest of berk)and even if he did when he was trying to help toothless he just of plasma blasted him and dip on foot

                                              • Rudy Servantes
                                                Rudy Servantes  1 weeks back

                                                Not even gonna cap but my tortoise listens to me play piano

                                                • Firdaus Mohamad
                                                  Firdaus Mohamad  1 weeks back

                                                  in gift of the night fury,hiccup gave the tail to toothless,but at the end of the short film,toothless don't want the new tails but he wants the old tails

                                                  • Firdaus Mohamad
                                                    Firdaus Mohamad  1 weeks back

                                                    but hey the movie is just fiction.a fiction movie! aaaand cut

                                                    • Kade Lin
                                                      Kade Lin  1 weeks back

                                                      Two things:
                                                      1-In Gift of the Night Fury Toothless himself destroys the tail that makes him independent of Hiccup.
                                                      2-Did you say lizards including reptiles? Isn't reptiles the phylum?

                                                      • bobby the beanboy
                                                        bobby the beanboy  1 weeks back

                                                        Toothless is in the strike class and the strike class is described as blazing speed vice like jaw strength AND intelligence

                                                        • jon gilbert
                                                          jon gilbert  1 weeks back

                                                          Wait lizards are dum

                                                          • jon gilbert
                                                            jon gilbert  1 weeks back

                                                            Matpat u gool i have seen all movies u giol

                                                            • Jacob Audley
                                                              Jacob Audley  2 weeks back

                                                              Dragons clearly have more intelligence and emotions then average lizard dragon seem to be like cats but with the intelligence of a human

                                                              • Daniël Heezen
                                                                Daniël Heezen  2 weeks back

                                                                I just guesed you did a vind on this so


                                                                • Chanute
                                                                  Chanute  2 weeks back

                                                                  Nice! You misconstrue the message and point of the series by cherry picking specific scenes and excluding others. You completely ignore the relationship building that occurs between toothless and hiccup in the 1st movie.You also ignore the fact that the dragons are not your normal reptiles. Toothless shows higher thinking in the third movie, and you seem to ignore that. Also, they are not domesticated. You said that they are domesticated and 30 seconds later you said that domestication requires selective breeding.

                                                                  • Sam Prosser
                                                                    Sam Prosser  2 weeks back

                                                                    Me: *reads title* how not to train your dragon, how to train you dragon. WAIT WHAT

                                                                    • Fade The skelepun
                                                                      Fade The skelepun  2 weeks back

                                                                      Technically through this in the second movie toothless acually becomes DARGON KING so I’d say that all that pain toothless was through was worth it

                                                                      • Cody _Creepypasta
                                                                        Cody _Creepypasta  2 weeks back

                                                                        Well, it technically could be possible. Just not like how it's done in the movie. It would be much harder to train a dragin irl, but if you tried the right techniques, methods, and go through trial and error, you could try :/

                                                                        • Ms Pineapple
                                                                          Ms Pineapple  2 weeks back

                                                                          So ima get a lot of hate for this comment but I never liked the movie it just wasn’t good to me so I’m glad you ruined this thanks matpat XD

                                                                          • That1 Person
                                                                            That1 Person  2 weeks back

                                                                            I'm just going to assume that these dragons in HTTYD have bigger brains unless it is a baby.

                                                                            • Mut Mainah
                                                                              Mut Mainah  2 weeks back

                                                                              It is a very rare time mates. This is the vid that angered the dragoner fandom '-'

                                                                              • Dilush Fernando
                                                                                Dilush Fernando  2 weeks back

                                                                                Watch gift of the night fury 😪

                                                                                • Dash62g
                                                                                  Dash62g  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I mean the alternative was for them to continue slaughtering the dragons but whatev.

                                                                                  • Daytona Fancysword
                                                                                    Daytona Fancysword  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Yo wasn't Steve Irwing the guy who got impaled by a sting ray?

                                                                                    • Deadwing 9
                                                                                      Deadwing 9  2 weeks back

                                                                                      1:08 dude where's the bumblebee movie between those

                                                                                      • Nightmare Freddy04
                                                                                        Nightmare Freddy04  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Maybe dragons have a different brains than your average reptile

                                                                                        • emily is not cool
                                                                                          emily is not cool  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I love matpat but my best friend hates him because of this video, oh dear

                                                                                          • Saud Bassier
                                                                                            Saud Bassier  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Well yes, you probably cannot train a real life reptile and have much of a relationship with them, however these are dragons (in this franchise they appear to come from different inspirations, be it Western or Eastern) and dragons generally posses some kind of emotional intelligence, many dragons can even talk and become friends with humans. This video makes an interesting point but when it comes to any mythological or fantastical beast you can never bring science into the equation because it's fantasy and things just work differently.

                                                                                            • Cake Eater
                                                                                              Cake Eater  2 weeks back

                                                                                              No stop. Toothless lets Hiccup ride him. If toothless didn’t like hiccup he would have attacked him but he doesn’t

                                                                                              • Tarek Jishi
                                                                                                Tarek Jishi  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Matpat:A dragon who can’t fly is a dead dragon

                                                                                                Speedstingers:Am I A Joke To You

                                                                                                • Fe4r
                                                                                                  Fe4r  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  Chance to escape but destroys his device