Directed and Written by: Dean DeBlois
Based on the Books of: Cressida Cowell
Produced by: Brad Lewis, Bonnie Arnold
Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham.
The final of the trilogy (I had to go back and watch the previous two instalments: well worth the watch), How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World, finds Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his Night Fury, Toothless, saving dragons from the Hunters to bring them back to the safety of Berk where Vikings and dragons coexist in peace.
Does anyone else think it’s strange that the Vikings have Scottish accents?!
The Hunters don’t believe dragons should be treated as equals, the evil villain, Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham), the Fury killer believing peace can only be found when every Fury is dead
The Hidden World is full of myth and fantasy, the Mariner Myth of the Hidden World a place where dragons live freely at the end of the world, the drive behind the story in the third of the series. In this instalment, Toothless finds a female Fury, beautiful and light with expressive blue eyes and moves that make his little heart race.
The courtship between these two is adorable, there’s no other word, my nephews and I awing and ahing at the antics of Toothless, his attempt to woo the beautiful Light Fury hilarious and delightful.
And the animation of this adventure-packed film was stunning. The burst of colours and detail of waterfalls and expressions of the dragons spectacular on the big screen.
Returning director and writer, Dean DeBlois has made a film to be enjoyed by all with some happy tears shed by many in the audience. It’s also good fun with many funny moments like Tuffnut (T. J. Miller) brandishing his full thick beard, while also including a story about love, equality and freedom.
I had a smile on my face the whole way through, my nephew announcing The Hidden World the best How to Train Your Dragon out of the three, and quite rightly getting an applause at the end.
My nephew then went on to say it was the best movie he’s ever seen. I wouldn’t go that far, but certainly a great entertainer and a hit for the school holidays.
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