'They didn't waste a lot of toner on the script,' said one reviewer.
'Whatever the flaws in the script, there’s no faulting the director's visual ambition: this is a film of mighty vistas, beautifully designed 3D beasts and intense, well-structured combat sequences,' said another.
The film these critics are referring to is called 'Clash of the Titans', and the question they're illuminating is perhaps the most polarizing question in Hollywood today.
Is 3D here to stay?
If you ask executives at Sony, they may point you in the direction of one of their new 3D enabled TVs, set for release this June.
If you ask movie executives, many will tell you that it's simply the next logical step in filmed entertainment.
Back when movies were silent, there was little need for dialogue and the stories were based largely on action. Only after sound production became more technologically feasible did speaking become more central to the films.
It's the same concept with 3D today. Now that it's more possible than ever before, studios are developing projects that attempt to make up for what they lack in story and character development by blasting us in the face with astonishing visual stimuli.
But as the below critic highlights, there is no reason why movies can’t have both an inspired script AND a mind-blowing spectacle.
'With the most striking 3D yet produced for an animated film, perfect voice work, and a lovely script, How to Train Your Dragon proves that the breakthrough year for the form in 2009 could be a breakthrough era. It's not over.'
So is 3D here to stay? Of course it is.
The real question is how long before it becomes the normal way that we watch ALL of our entertainment?