#okay you cannot fathom my creys here #you cannot even imagine #the way his voice broke when he said it #it was just like #all the times he’s been called useless in his life and they all finally caught up with him #because ‘merlin you idiot’ is kind of like a catchphrase around the castle and usually he lets it all roll off him but now #now it actually matters #because now he almost died #and if he had he would have died being useless stupid idiot merlin and no one would ever know all that he’s done #all he wants to do is protect arthur and he came so close to failing #oh shit fuck damn the dam is open here come my tears
Hiccup and Toothless and how they act together! Look at the range of emotions and actions they display to each other!! You go from nervousness, to annoyance, to curiosity, to friendship, to bravery, to love!! Their friendship is just such a gloriously beautiful thing!
All the ways they bond together — how they are friends of one another. Not once did Hiccup ever say explicitly in the film that Toothless was his friend, let alone his best friend. Yet the undeniable truth of their friendship bursts all over their actions and in the lengths they’d go for one another. That’s what I love about this movie. Not only their friendship, but also how we don’t ever have to be told about it in words, just in actions. It’s more powerful that way.
btw, that implicitness is one reason why HTTYD is such a masterful film. Too many movies just blurt out their themes/lessons/relationships like its on a billboard. HTTYD is subtle, one has to use one’s mind and heart to feel what it is saying. For example, can you name THE theme of HTTYD? Just think about it. Brave is so much about finding your own fate, it practically screams its theme from the rooftops. But HTTYD whispers its themes in its characters’ actions and beliefs and convictions. Undying friendship, openness to different points of views, seeing deeper than a first impression, loving self-sacrificially, being one’s own person instead of a forced mold, loving one’s enemies as oneself — so many themes can be sifted from HTTYD, yet it never explicitly states any of them. That last monologue Hiccup does simply states that “we have dragons!” in such a beautiful, carefree, joyous exclamation filled with the emotion of a boy experiencing freedom and happiness in his new world and new loves. It is truly beautiful literature.