Well, after all the violence parents have been talking about, I was wondering how much I'd really like it. My kids LOVED it!!! The violence was mild...vikings trying to kill the dragons, dragons being captured, houses burning down, etc. Lots of action, but my kids LOVED it and so did I. We saw it in 3D and it was awesome. Not too much jumping out at you, it just enhanced the visuals. Parents with sensitive kids may want to stay clear of this movie until it comes out on video, though, if at all. I agree that the lost leg in the end was a bit much. My older one couldn't understand, so I told her now he was just like the dragon with a missing wing. I had to explain further why some people lose their limbs (accidents, illness, etc) but that they are still special and unique. I'm one that looks for opportunities like that in movies to discuss things with our kids. Age appropriate, of course!
Anyway...The dragons were so endearing!! My kids just laughed and laughed!! We're definitely going to get this movie when it comes out on DVD!!! I know we'll watch it over and over. It's one I won't mind to watch right along with them!!