#HowToTrainYourDragon: The Hidden World – Movie Review

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Budget of $129 million – 1 hour and 44 minutes

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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Hiccup and his knights (friends) are fighting to free all dragons and bring them back to Berk.  Berk is the only human-dragon utopia in the world.  However, the word of their existence is spreading and Hiccup feels their way of life could be in danger.  Their immediate danger: overcrowding.  They have adjusted their homes and lives for the dragons but Hiccup keeps bringing in more dragons of all sizes.  After the latest rescue, Grimmel – a dragon hunter – gets word that another Night Fury lives.  He thought he had killed all except the one he possesses.  A white, female Fury.  He wants to hunt Toothless and kill him, along with all the other dragons in Berk.  Learning of Grimmel’s plan, Hiccup has a plan of his own.  He remembers his father telling in about a “hidden world” where dragons are free to live and play.  Most men die trying to find it but those who come back say it is near a great waterfall.  Hiccup rallies the citizens of Berk to follow him and look for the “hidden world” where they can all be safe with their dragons.  Grimmel is right behind them because he loves the hunt and he is using his Light Fury as Toothless bait.

The third installment to the How To Train Your Dragon franchise, based on the Cressida Cowell‘s books, is a heart-wrenching end to the tale you love (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  It gives the perfect send-off for the characters we have grown to know and love.  Hiccup becomes a man and Toothless becomes a king.  However, they learn that friends can’t always grow together.  That is the true value of the story.  It doesn’t provide as many laughs as the first two, but it provides a lot of heart, action, and great graphics.  If you are a fan of the series, see it in 3D.  If not, see the matinee.  You will not be disappointed.  Note, it is not getting a 4 because it doesn’t give the viewer the urge to buy the DVD.  Nevertheless, it is enjoyable.

I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars

Trust me. Relationships are nothing but pain and misery – Hiccup

They don’t have a leader. Just a boy – Grimmel

There’s no greater gift than love – Stoick

Cry into my long thick bread – Tuffnut

I never look back – Ruffnut

Ok, this just got awkward – Astrid

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