How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World Review
The bad guy in this story is Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham) who wants to exterminate all dragons. He’s is bent on capturing Toothless believed to be the last of the powerful Night Fury species. Of course Toothless is Hiccup’s best friend and they go way back. On their way to the dragon utopia, Toothless discovers another dragon that looks just like him only it is slightly smaller and bright white…and a girl dragon. He, and eventually she, show some interest in each other which plays an important part in the story.
One scene that I enjoyed in the film is when Toothless courts his wannabe girlfriend later dubbed Light Fury by Hiccup’s girlfriend Astrid (America Ferrera). In something out of one of those “Planet Earth” documentaries where the male bird flashes his feathers and dances in circles to woo a partner, Toothless stumbles and fumbles the opportunity in hilarious fashion. But of course with coaching from Hiccup, finally gets it right.
The rest of the gorgeously animated film takes us on the journey to the hidden dragon refuge. Fraught with danger of course as Grimmel doesn’t give up easily. The story ends with the story of life itself. With life comes loss. Now decisions to be made about growing up. Toothless has found a mate but both he and Hiccup have decisions to make. The final scenes will make your heart happy.
From DreamWorks Animation comes the highly anticipated culmination of one of the most popular animated franchises in film history, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they’ve yet faced—as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury—will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.
For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and How to Train Your Dragon series producer Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, Tarzan).
Genre: Epic Animated-Adventure
Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham
Written and Directed by Dean DeBlois
Based on the Books of Cressida Cowell
Produced by: Brad Lewis, Bonnie Arnold
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