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

  • Published on Mar 23, 2019
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    Ever wonder what it would be like to have your own pet dragon? The How To Train Your Dragon movies have made us think it would be a fire-breathing good time! Except they never actually tell us HOW to train a dragon or if it would be a good idea in the first place. I mean, these are dangerous wild creatures! So today I'm out to give us a FINAL ANSWER! Should you try to train a dragon? Let's find out!
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  • Eliza GC
    Eliza GC 7 hours ago

    Hiccup designs something so Toothless can fly on his own in the last movie, Hiccup also acknowledges the need for Dragons to have freedom and tells Toothless he should go back to the other dragons. Hiccup never intentionally meant to control Toothless, he only meant to help him fly, it's not his fault it took him awhile to invent a way for Toothless to fly on his own.

    FLAMING BAM 12 hours ago +1

    Toothless is independent at HTYD3

  • sarah masys
    sarah masys 15 hours ago

    Also they act like ants bringing food to there king/queen and working together *

  • sarah masys
    sarah masys 15 hours ago

    Dragons are bigger and smarter so thay could have more emotions and nolige then your average gecko

  • Afrostar 123
    Afrostar 123 18 hours ago

    Man you can tell that he doesn’t have the same emotional bond as I do

    GACHA ARK 21 hour ago

    U are messing with httyd unsubscribe film theorie people he is annoying!!!

    GACHA ARK 21 hour ago

    Stop ur so pls stop

    GACHA ARK 21 hour ago

    Too much Film theories

  • Jj The 13th
    Jj The 13th Day ago

    Moral of the story, the ability to talk to animals is a useless ability because most animals don't hold thoughts, only instincts

  • Лилиана-сандаара Павлова

    in fairytails dragons are known for their intelligence and wisdom, but for emotions? hmm, well? but in HTTYD we don't see them gathering gold or reading books. what if... they have evolutionary split up from other reptiles and that is just some sort of unintentional mimicry? like this form is the best way to survive in this environment. well... counting they have split up from most of reptiles allows us to theorize they have emotional part of brain! just they look similar, they aren't even cold-blooded if we look at them. they can live almost anywhere at anytime of a day. they are warm-blooded. guess i got somewhere far from the main thing...

  • Keely Gray
    Keely Gray Day ago

    This just ruined one of my favourite snimated movies. Im scared that if i get a dog with a missing limb and i replace it with a plastic one, Matpat will come for me too.

  • Lilly Rose and Life

    Fu**k u i hate this

  • Gabbie Tyke
    Gabbie Tyke 2 days ago +1

    Idk if you have watch the race to the edge series on Netflix but in multiple situations it’s shows toothless saving hiccup many time over. It’s not animal cruelty if hiccup is constantly trying to save dragons from being slaughtered and sold in auctions.

  • Gabbie Tyke
    Gabbie Tyke 2 days ago

    Idk if you have watch the race to the edge series on Netflix but in multiple situations it’s shows toothless saving hiccup many time over. It’s not animal cruelty if hiccup is constantly trying to save dragons from being slaughtered and sold in auctions.

  • Commandifys
    Commandifys 2 days ago

    In HTTYD3 when hiccup puts the tail fin on toothless and before toothless leaves he looks back that scene proves matpat wrong entirely

  • Laser Penguin
    Laser Penguin 2 days ago

    But what about when toothless mimics hiccup and draws a picture, then gets mad when he steps on it? Or how he smiles showing emotion, further more he copies the smile from hiccup then continues to use it to show happiness at any point hes happy after that meaning he knows smile = happy and he can feel emotions

  • IcyPopsicle
    IcyPopsicle 2 days ago

    Mat, I was scrolling through the comments and saw one that brings up the fact that if the dragons don’t actually have feelings for their owners they would fly away by the, oh, idk, *multiple chances they have through out the movies and T.V shows*

  • Polina Maximova
    Polina Maximova 2 days ago

    You've been fighting these for GENERATIONS and now your like *"Awwww look how cute these are"*

  • Karina Paas
    Karina Paas 2 days ago +2

    Hiccup and toothless have a bond toothless has saved hiccup on more then one day so this video and you can go get sung by a speedstinger

  • Alpha Cat
    Alpha Cat 3 days ago

    I know I’m majorly late, but the directors of the movie stated that the dragons show traits of cats, dogs and reptiles, and some horse noises too

  • Stupid_ Mario_ Mario

    4:57 but he helped him

  • Kobi Thomas
    Kobi Thomas 3 days ago

    Yes. Us reptiles are smart. Stop treating us like animals.

  • Lizard Guy85
    Lizard Guy85 4 days ago


  • LapispiderA P
    LapispiderA P 4 days ago

    WHAT IF THE DRAGONS...ARE POKEMON?? pokemon require "training" to build trust and cooperation. But "reptile like" pokemon can also build these things! Childhood saved

  • Adobe Animations
    Adobe Animations 4 days ago +1

    I'm just gonna assume this is some form of magically enhanced/highly evolved form of dragons in order to deny this theory...Yeah, that works!

  • Daniela Stadler
    Daniela Stadler 4 days ago

    This Video is Fake Face Book Owner (We all now him he's wachting you and me!) Is a lizard and he has an relation with money

  • Mia T
    Mia T 4 days ago

    MatPat, I love your videos, but you've really ignored and essential part of the plot of the story in this theory. You've made brilliant points, however this isn't a story of abuse and slavery. Its a story of someone raised in a society where it is normal to kill these dragons, realizing his mistake and doing what he can to make it right. And the dragons in HTTYD have repeatedly been show to be very intelligent, especially for reptiles. They are shown to be very emotional and affectionate, and seem to have very mammalian behaviours, which would indicate a large brain size. Yes Hiccup injured Toothless and yes he made Toothless dependent on him for the power of flight, but throughout the first movie, he worked at Toothless's pace, built a bond with him, respected his boundaries and gained his trust.

  • Mia T
    Mia T 4 days ago +1

    *Choking back tears* He was only trying to help

  • Nyla Krieser
    Nyla Krieser 4 days ago

    Lmao this whole theory hinges on the fact that Hiccup set out to train a dragon, which isn’t true. The other Vikings on Berk didn’t follow the same formula Hiccup did because Hiccup set out to kill a dragon. I honestly wonder if you even watched the whole film? Because Toothless also had a chance to kill Hiccup at the beginning, so if that boi can’t feel why would he spare him? Great video though, it was really interesting to learn about Lizards :)

  • Mind Master
    Mind Master 5 days ago +3

    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 5 days ago

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

  • lolbit The fox
    lolbit The fox 5 days ago

    My grandparents own a lizard and their just fine

  • Ub3rshadow
    Ub3rshadow 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

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

  • IHaveNoLife TV
    IHaveNoLife TV 6 days ago

    MatPat stop ruining my childhood

  • Zigamer
    Zigamer 6 days ago

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

  • XKarolloX1
    XKarolloX1 7 days ago

    Fack u The Film is cool

  • Deeper Understanding

    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 7 days ago

    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 7 days ago

    Training a cat... that is impossible

  • Kartoon Kid
    Kartoon Kid 7 days ago

    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 RU-cliprs 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 8 days ago

    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 10 days ago +1

    Allso Mat pat maby dragons are smarter than every day lizzerds

  • Jessica lebaillif
    Jessica lebaillif 10 days ago +1

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

  • Ender Dragon prince
    Ender Dragon prince 10 days ago

    what if dragon are more like birds than repitiles like dinosaurs

  • Alex Gough
    Alex Gough 10 days ago

    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 10 days ago

    Maybe dragons are actually theropod dinosaurs ?

  • Edrie Delos Santos
    Edrie Delos Santos 11 days ago

    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 13 days ago

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

  • Firdaus Mohamad
    Firdaus Mohamad 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

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

  • Kade Lin
    Kade Lin 13 days ago

    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 13 days ago

    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 14 days ago

    Wait lizards are dum

  • jon gilbert
    jon gilbert 14 days ago

    Matpat u gool i have seen all movies u giol

  • Jacob Audley
    Jacob Audley 15 days ago +1

    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 16 days ago +1

    I just guesed you did a vind on this so