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Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Catch the trilogy’s final installment of Hiccup and Toothless’ adventures.

In The Hidden World, Disney’s third and final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon series, Hiccup and his dragon bestie Toothless are fighting to find the Hidden World, where man and dragon can live in peace, before Grimmer, the dragon hunter, takes over.

While the first two installments of the dragon-filled trilogy focused on Hiccup and Toothless’ coming of age as teens, Hiccup is now a full-fledged Viking chief, complete with family pressure to get married to his childhood friend, Astrid. All is going well in the beautiful land of Berk among the Vikings and dragons when notorious dragon-hunter Grimmel threatens to fulfill his lifelong mission of abolishing all dragons. This leads Hiccup and his buddies on a mission to find the hidden world.

Along the way, twins Ruffnut and Tuffnut get into hilarious hijinks, Astrid finds the wisdom to coach Hiccup on becoming a great leader, and we see Toothless’ love life blossom. We see Toothless and Light Fury’s lifelong relationship start, with an early flirting scene complete with dragon dancing sequences.

The trilogy’s final installment is all about being a great leader; one that listens to those around them, while making decisions that are right for the group, rather than themselves. Hiccup takes the leadership skills he saw in his father, and applies them to his own role as chief. The movie also highlights disabilities, as Hiccup lost his leg in the first movie, and now lives with a prosthetic leg, that ends up saving his life and the dragons right to live in peace.

Since this marks the trilogy’s final time with Hiccup and his dragon best friend, we’re left with a peek at his life after settling down—hint: adorable dragon babies. The film teaches a sweet lesson about being a leader, long lasting friendship, and the fight for unity—all while serving up dragon cuteness.

Rating: PG
Release Date: February 22

Flying with Dragons

DreamWorks Animation and iFly Indoor Skydiving have partnered to create a unique experience for fans of the How to Train Your Dragon films. With the release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, iFly is offering an experience in their vertical wind tunnel that lets flyers ages six to 70 soar in virtual reality alongside their favorite dragons, guided by iFly instructors. Starts at $86.95 per person. 

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