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

  • katma 23 Mar 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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  • Ramses Nieves
    Ramses Nieves Saatler önce +1

    The beginning tho 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • ShyChy Hope
    ShyChy Hope 7 saatler önce

    Um. . Mat Pat you forgot the fact that Toothless is basically a GIANT FLING CAT not a crocodile

  • James Lozada
    James Lozada 11 saatler önce

    Got a How to Train your Dragon: Rise Of Berk Ad!

  • Burak Uyar
    Burak Uyar 16 saatler önce

    Btw toothless has showed emotions in the Last moments of the 3rd movie toothless remebers hiccup and gets ecited that he meets his Best firend

  • Played IT
    Played IT 19 saatler önce

    Hey Matpat the title is misleading,
    the correct title would be
    "Film Theory: How NOT to train your dragon in real life"

  • GD Zodixc
    GD Zodixc 20 saatler önce +1

    I Always Want To Jump In Geometry Dash Even Though I'm Not Supposed To. Lizard Brain

  • AlanaGrace Galarza
    AlanaGrace Galarza Gün önce +1

    mmm sorry matpat gonna have to disagree with you on this one,,,
    i might be biased (bc i love toothless soo much🥰) buuuuut this theory has a lot that could be worked on
    ahhh plus HTTYD3 kinda just proves this theory a bit wrong...

  • Prisha Shah
    Prisha Shah Gün önce

    I was so scared for you to ruin my favorite movies and now I am just so sad

  • Cobra King
    Cobra King Gün önce

    Well i know im late to this vid but do know he was raised in a barbarian/viking village so he is just following what he was taught

  • Moonstar79
    Moonstar79 Gün önce

    New theory!
    Dragons are mammals in reptile bodies :0

  • Moonstar79
    Moonstar79 Gün önce +1

    "Hiccup is inhumane"
    Me: *shows clip of dragons burning down their villages*

  • Day Break
    Day Break Gün önce

    *K A N G A R O O B E S T F R I E N D*

  • Hyen Gemeniano
    Hyen Gemeniano Gün önce

    Out of all the things he could’ve done a theory on in this franchise... he chose this.

  • The Neutrals
    The Neutrals Gün önce

    Genetic engineering?

  • JD Smith
    JD Smith Gün önce

    Matpat, you've clearly not heard of a man who was friends with a crocodile named Pocho. Like Toothless, the crocodile was injured (shot and left for dead) and rescued by a human. From there the man was able to swim with the crocodile easily without any trouble and he was able to do several tricks way more advanced than target practice. He responds to his name. There were several times where he almost attacked when startled, but once he recognized it was the human , he stopped. How's that for relationship relationships?

  • rodscot69
    rodscot69 2 gün önce +1

    Im gu oing to pretend I didn't see this video because I absolutely hate it and thrre are several reasons 1. Hiccup is a kind and caring viking 2. Toothless was never treated as a slave 3. Dragons are intelligent creatures that I think truly exist unlike you Jerk!!!!!!!

  • rodscot69
    rodscot69 2 gün önce +1

    Your a mean man in most of this your lying you just don't want other people to like how to train your dragon cause you don't like it Jerk!!!!

  • Megan Johnson
    Megan Johnson 2 gün önce

    i love your videos, and i think it would cool if you tried to find out where the How to Train Your Dragon takes place

  • Cooku 33
    Cooku 33 2 gün önce

    I was watching and I scrolled down to the comments and was suprised to see a wave of hate comments -w-'.. As most people are saying the point of the series is that these dragons have emotions, however I'd give MatPat a break since he said he was going to be talking REALISTICALLY. Now one person (Amanda Greene) did mention that the dragons would probably be closer geneticly to dinosaurs and birds which is probably true. So maybe a few hate comments are reasonable but I'd like to think that it would be nice to be nice.

  • Dominique Shelvin
    Dominique Shelvin 2 gün önce

    The movie is great

  • Dakotah Saulsbury
    Dakotah Saulsbury 2 gün önce

    I have a lizard brain : Eat tic tacs if you see it.

  • Renee DeWolf
    Renee DeWolf 3 gün önce

    EEEEEEEEXCUUUUUSSSSSE me but you can't compare the dragon to an earth lizard😑😒

  • Gabriela Cisneros
    Gabriela Cisneros 3 gün önce

    Its upsetting to read the comments and see people actually mad about this video?!!??! Seriously film theory proved all of his points and you're all complaining about how it was your childhood and how his theory is wrong honestly if u havent seen any of his videos you have to expect getting your childhood getting "ruined"

  • Pokémon SD
    Pokémon SD 3 gün önce

    Dragons are more like dinosaurs and dinosaurs are more like chickens and they can be train boom mind blown

  • I'm a marshmallow
    I'm a marshmallow 3 gün önce

    just a random question how old is spongebob?
    they had his birthday episode and they didn't say his age
    well they did but they trolled us by cutting us off with static and spongebob blowing his flute nose

  • boss bonet211
    boss bonet211 3 gün önce

    In the sieries, he gives toothless a tail that ables toothless too fly by its self, but toothless tears it off

  • Oliver Fehrenbacher
    Oliver Fehrenbacher 3 gün önce

    My mom had an iguana

  • Ashton Zapanta
    Ashton Zapanta 3 gün önce

    Hiccup did do a automatic tail for toothless 2 times!!!

  • Gwyneth Tan
    Gwyneth Tan 3 gün önce

    Ah, I see you've angered the HTTYD fandom.

  • Emma Tille
    Emma Tille 3 gün önce

    pocho the crocodile: "Am I a joke to you???"

  • OZziLA
    OZziLA 4 gün önce

    Well I have a friend that has a very loving alligator

  • Denzel Ramos
    Denzel Ramos 4 gün önce +1

    Film theory you forgot one thing. that this lizards or dragons are as big as people so of course they would have bigger brains than real life lizards. And in the side show series (I forgot it's name but it does go with the movies) toothless does get angry when he sees a skrill.

  • kristeen koky
    kristeen koky 4 gün önce

    OK good vid but you are wrong cause dragons aren't big lizard with wing but the are big tigers modified with wing

  • Me StillMe
    Me StillMe 4 gün önce

    Instead of having war in the comment section, why don't we ask Cressida Cowell

  • Evie Rae
    Evie Rae 4 gün önce

    Maybe they evolve emotions from the queens

  • Raftech 07
    Raftech 07 4 gün önce

    How to make a Lot of Fans angry

    • Raftech 07
      Raftech 07 4 gün önce

      In Germany the movie Name is how to tame your dragon (1:1 translate)

  • Tree
    Tree 4 gün önce +1

    This triggers me...

  • Ashlee Knowlton
    Ashlee Knowlton 5 gün önce

    Actually you can train alligators.

  • Lily B
    Lily B 5 gün önce

    I’m so sad 😞 these were my favourite films lol so sad :(

  • Daydreamy Zee
    Daydreamy Zee 5 gün önce +3

    "these dragons are glorified cats!"
    "cats are real pets"
    "these aren't real pets!"
    the math aint addin up somewhere

  • Kaylin Dutill
    Kaylin Dutill 5 gün önce +1

    4:22 Ohhh you mean there was a such thing as dragons but then humans changed them into lizards. Good job humans you ruined my life!

  • ironmanjrb
    ironmanjrb 5 gün önce

    What i heard in the intro "beauty and the beast cut down to one word"

  • Jd Lamont
    Jd Lamont 5 gün önce +1

    You just went a bit too far for me soooo DISLIKE

  • Bruno Curso
    Bruno Curso 5 gün önce +3

    You're missing the point. Dragons in the HTTYD universe are NOT just like lizards, they display near-sentient behaviour throughout the serious. And seem to even be able to feel and display complex emotional behaviour.

  • Letsgetreal Studios
    Letsgetreal Studios 5 gün önce

    Dragons are actually birds, but hey, that’s just a theory-

  • _Edible_ Flower_
    _Edible_ Flower_ 5 gün önce

    im gonna teach a lizard how to shoot a gun, you cant stop me.

  • Bne Kreshaw
    Bne Kreshaw 5 gün önce

    Read the books

  • 10k subs no vids go
    10k subs no vids go 5 gün önce +1

    U dont know but huccup designed a self contolled tail, but toothless smashed it. Plewse look in deeply in the short episodes before u talk shit pleade, thank u.

  • Diseased Deer
    Diseased Deer 5 gün önce

    aren't birds warm blooded reptiles or something like that?

  • RandomNinja 024
    RandomNinja 024 5 gün önce

    That would be badass though if you could have a lizard trained with to shoot a rifle imagine you just have a team of highly trained lizard assassins with rifles lined up and ready to fire ready to take out an entire enemy camp worth of officers from the shadows in the Treetops and they would be mostly hidden from thermal detection you could use local species of lizards so that it doesn't look out of place and you can disguise the gun as a that shriveled-up leaf stuck to its back

  • RandomNinja 024
    RandomNinja 024 5 gün önce +1

    I've never heard the term lizard brain used as a term I've heard Birdbrain but not lizard brain

  • Daire Pardo
    Daire Pardo 5 gün önce +1

    In the series created after the first movie Hicupp creates a tail that allowed Toothless to fly independently, however Toothless stayed with Hicupp and actually disliked the tail wing and threw it.
    Toothless stayed with a freewill so it may be assumed that it was wrong in d first movie however if u haven't seen the series it's incorrect to say that he had no will. I mean why else would Astrid had said something between the line of the third movie by saying " This didn't work d first time, why would it work again?"

  • just some lonely person wow

    Birds: Am I a joke to you!!!

  • Meme Child 864
    Meme Child 864 5 gün önce +2

    While this is correct, it’s an animated movie that doesn’t follow our real world standards, so, they could be biologically different

  • Alexander Gehn
    Alexander Gehn 5 gün önce +3

    I’m sorry Matpat but most of this video is invalid since dragons have more complex brains than your average reptile

  • Madeleine Hammer
    Madeleine Hammer 5 gün önce +2

    Who's to say that reptiles couldn't evolve over time to become more intelligent, flying, fire-breathing...

    *AP Bio flashbacks*

    Oh, that's a lot to ask of a reptile isn't it. Well, that's why it's called DREAMworks, right? Because this would only happen in our DREAMs! (Sorry, had to do that)

  • Saleen Sundria
    Saleen Sundria 5 gün önce +1

    1) giving the dragons actual reptile brains is pretty lazy, since they show a more diverse range of emotions than a lizard
    2) in the gift of the night fury, Toothless chooses to break it off. You can see him think it though. I think part of the reason Hiccup never tried again since then was because he wasn't sure if Toothless was going to break it again.

  • RoseIsDreaming :3
    RoseIsDreaming :3 5 gün önce

    So what if dragons weren't reptiles? What if they were more closely related to birds? I know you can train birds, so if they were more like that, then you could

  • Big Stevie
    Big Stevie 5 gün önce

    Cough cough they are basically cat cough

  • Mauricio Contreras
    Mauricio Contreras 5 gün önce


  • Ammar Elbehery
    Ammar Elbehery 5 gün önce

    What are you trying to prove here?

  • Θεό దేవుడు

    what if dragons are not reptiles
    i mean the movies look like a reptile but they are caricatured like dinossaurs and dinossaurs were birds so maybe hey are some other kind of species like an massive fire shooting featherless bird

  • CJ
    CJ 5 gün önce

    Your premise that dragons only have a reptile brain is completely invalid because of the very obvious social structure seen in the movies. The mere fact that dragons appear to be social creatures mean that they would have evolved areas of the brain needed for social interaction independently (convergent evolution, think bats and birds). This is also obvious when we see that Toothless stays with his mate after impregnating and raising their young. These 'social' parts of the brain would allow them to feel affection for their humans and make training them, like one would a mammal, possible.
    The animals we choose to domesticate are usually social animals. Cats (yes, even cats), dogs, horses, cows, sheep, chickens etc. are all social animals. And as we see in the movie dragons are in fact social creatures capable of complex emotion, unlike other reptiles.

    • CJ
      CJ 5 gün önce

      Oh, follow up, these dragons are endothermic. Only endothermic animals curl up in order to conserve body heat as we see Toothless as well as the Terrible terror doing in the first movie.

  • mikieer marges
    mikieer marges 6 gün önce


  • Marieli Delgado
    Marieli Delgado 6 gün önce


  • Marieli Delgado
    Marieli Delgado 6 gün önce

    🖕🏻you are a mother f@cer

  • Lochan Lightning
    Lochan Lightning 6 gün önce

    Why does this have more likes that dislikes!!!!

  • The_Kendrasaur Channel
    The_Kendrasaur Channel 6 gün önce +1

    With all due respect, ARE YOU SURE YOU WATCHED IT? LIKE, AT ALL?

  • The_Kendrasaur Channel
    The_Kendrasaur Channel 6 gün önce

    Um, you have to consider that A: These are supposed wild animals, warring on a tough, hardened tribe so Hiccup doesn't know how he's supposed to treat creatures. Also, in Gift of the Night fury, Hiccup does give him an independent tail, but Toothless declines it, because he wants to be together. It's only when he has something else--A mate, the Lightfury-- that he wants to, because it is then and only then does Toothless actually have something else besides freindship with Hiccup. His instincts then take over. You're also forgetting that this is a DRAGON, not just a lizard or snake. In fact, most of the dragon models were based of mammals, birds and insects. For example, Toothless was based off horses, cats, and dogs.

  • Zaynab Guezzar
    Zaynab Guezzar 6 gün önce

    When ur that girl who still hasn’t seen the movie cause ur parents won’t buy the dvd

  • El_ General
    El_ General 6 gün önce

    I think the biggest question should be how did the vikings not die from altitude sickness

  • It’s Timy I have small Willy

    Ok cool learning about the brain but toothless brain is more evolved then a gecko or a crocodile

  • Edward Fuentes
    Edward Fuentes 7 gün önce

    I can't make my gecko shoot a 1911 i are sad now

  • evil 2theend
    evil 2theend 7 gün önce

    The original book had toothless a small green dragon without any teeth and to train him they talked and so on

  • Raghida El Han Obied
    Raghida El Han Obied 7 gün önce +1

    I love you matt

  • Raghida El Han Obied
    Raghida El Han Obied 7 gün önce +1

    Matt pat: no stupid bad idea

  • Allison Browning
    Allison Browning 7 gün önce

    He’s a “slave” and so are injured tigers, eagles, every other animal in the entire freaking world

  • Anime Lover
    Anime Lover 7 gün önce

    While I was watching this I got an ad for the new how to train your dragon game😂

  • Itz Lillian Lottie
    Itz Lillian Lottie 7 gün önce

    I got a httyd and on this video

  • manya bend
    manya bend 7 gün önce

    ok now i am so mad just don't try to hiccup and toothless and go away from this movie

  • vappio
    vappio 7 gün önce

    Madpat “A dragon that can’t fly is a dead dragon”


  • Super Wolf Pup
    Super Wolf Pup 8 gün önce +2

    I’ve commented on this when it came out, but I’m doing it again to help you, Matpat, with the rage of HTTYD fans such as myself. You’re welcome.
    I was thinking you should make another HTTYD theory to appease us. This is the only time my theory sense has ever went off. You see, in the TV shows and movies where the Hiccup, the dragon riders, and sometimes other people would fall from heights that would certainly kill you. But the dragons would catch them, I feel like they would still die. Sometimes bye the arms. Yes, they would use their sharp claws and grab people falling from heights hundreds of feet up in their air bye the arms. The arms! Shouldn’t that not only kill you but also rip your arms off. I can see the thumbnail already: Hiccup should be DEAD.
    I don’t think Matpat will actually see this, so please help me get this to him by liking, putting this in his newest videos. Please help me out. I would really like it if he did this theory. I just hope he does more research on it than this absolute lie of a theory.

  • IceCream puppy
    IceCream puppy 8 gün önce +2

    You have angered the fandom.

  • Nathan TV
    Nathan TV 8 gün önce

    I agree with you except reptiles are actually smart but not to solve puzzles but rather in survival saltwater crocodiles and any other reptile move from hot to cold places and snakes are actually smart because if they weren’t smart they couldn’t think about escaping

  • galactic_Spino
    galactic_Spino 8 gün önce

    Bruh The man who swims with a huge crocodile and frickin kisses it and loves it you can't say sh**

    • DixieDoodle
      DixieDoodle 5 gün önce

      galactic_Spino the man can love the crocodile the crocodile just can’t love the man

  • Gonzalo Liberona
    Gonzalo Liberona 8 gün önce +1

    Mattpat your incorrect i whac httyd sinc i was 8 or 9 and thas way i dislike the video so fuge off dumye sorry ps:show this to mattpat and tell im to make a noter video of this movie k

  • Elliott Hannam
    Elliott Hannam 8 gün önce

    Can you really fault Hiccup for not trusting the Dragon. These are wild animals after all, and considering the fact that the alternative is Killing them, there is an argument to say this is better. And these safety measures aren't really malicious, just for safety purposes, as the dragon might fly you somewhere you don't want to go. Again, Hiccup was raised under a society that kills dragons on sight, so trust isn't really there. Vikings are brutal, and this is actually within what you could probably expect for them.(I'm not an expert though, so I might be wrong about that)
    Another point: Maybe Dragons have more complex brains than other reptiles, it doesn't seem that farfetched to me
    Not to say this isn't a decent theory though, just that there are counter arguments to the points you made

  • Sirius Black
    Sirius Black 8 gün önce

    There are some lizards that have trust like Monitor lizards these can come when they hear you.

  • Yousuf Niloy
    Yousuf Niloy 8 gün önce +1

    U r the greatest fool. Give some respect to this movie. Best animated movie in the world. Watch this:
    Everything great about How To Train Your Dragon.
    U will change ur mind.

  • Jill Terry
    Jill Terry 9 gün önce +1

    My brother just named his kitten toothless

  • the dragon master 9000
    the dragon master 9000 9 gün önce +1

    1:07 oh and sonic

  • joão pedro Rodrigues
    joão pedro Rodrigues 9 gün önce

    Matpat is pretty much PETA in the dragon world

    PIG DIN 9 gün önce +1

    Toothless is a strike class in the movies know to be very intelegent and emotional

  • Privet Drive
    Privet Drive 9 gün önce +2

    I got a how to train your dragon/dragons game ad while watching this 😂

  • Amy Fairchild
    Amy Fairchild 9 gün önce +1

    When you said your first reaction to being scared is to run, I have to disagree there are to reactions. Fight or Flight. *Not* just flight. I almost always go with the fight.

    EMPIRE MAN 10 gün önce

    He did it again, he overthinked it

  • Obi-wan Kenobi
    Obi-wan Kenobi 10 gün önce +1

    This fucking theory perfectly encapsulates why somany people dislike and disregard your content. It's just sheer nonsense and rambling for ten minutes about something not set within the rules of the narrative. Honestly somtimes l wonder wether you've actually watched the film's you're theorising or wether you've just had an unmotivated script writer lazily conjure up infomation from wiki.
    And now look l understand why you made this theory which was to capitalize on the new movie but seriously? It really just shows your disingenuous and how you care more about money rather than making well thought out content for fans

  • grace grigg
    grace grigg 10 gün önce +3

    Well film theory that “lizard” toothless was designed like a cat so he could be trained

  • alison Scott
    alison Scott 10 gün önce


  • Luxurious Gamer
    Luxurious Gamer 10 gün önce

    Do you realise that this is a FICTIONAL movie for ENTERTAINMENT and not some ''realistic'' film.