How to Train Your Dragon 3 | The Hidden World Review
How to Train Your Dragon 3 Movie Trailer | Release: 22 Feb 2019
DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon” series, which has taken another path entirely, allowing its heroes — a band of misfit Vikings who’ve learned to coexist with the creatures they once feared most — to evolve as human beings, resulting in one of the greatest character arcs the medium has ever seen.
It’s been nearly five years since “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which followed the original by four years; we’ve now been watching Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless grow up for nearly a decade, and the movies have come of age with them. Directed once again by Dean DeBlois, “The Hidden World” strikes a bittersweet chord in reminding its young audience that all good things — including the age of dragons — must come to an end.
Hiccup, who first appeared as an awkward teen (designed to resemble gangly Canadian actor Jay Baruchel, who voices him), has grown into a confident Viking leader for the island of Berk, John Krasinski-esque in appearance: strong, strapping, and beardless no more. The one constant through this process has been his friendship with Toothless, the sleek, obsidian-skinned Night Fury — a bat-winged Black Stallion, with dog- and cat-like qualities bred into its fantasy-pet personality — long believed to be the last of its kind.
Hiccup, now the leader of his tribe, has helped create “the first dragon-viking utopia,” but such things never last — especially in the first act of a sequel. There are two main developments this time out: Hiccup’s plan to move his colony to the Hidden World, a mythical dragon paradise that may or may not exist, and Toothless falling in love with a fellow night-fury. The most captivating sequences involve their surprisingly sweet courtship; a near-silent film featuring just them and their fellow dragons doing dragon things may well have been better, if far less commercially viable (at least we’ll always have “The Red Turtle”).
“How to Train Your Dragon 3 – The Hidden World” hits theaters on Feb 22, 2019 but there are some rumours that it might be pushed back a bit we will update you soon.
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