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Introduction to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie Review by Ms. H
It’s been a few weeks since I saw How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and I thought I would review this movie for you. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is an animated movie series. By the way, is it just me, or are animated movies getting more creative in their production? But I digress. Without further ado, here is my movie review of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
Characters in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie
The main characters in this movie include of course, the dragon Toothless, his cartoon human friend, Hiccup and also his other new dragon friend, Light Fury. I remember seeing a previous How to Train Your Dragon movie where Hiccup’s mother, Valka had a more prominent role in the film. Unfortunately, Valka only makes cameo-like appearances and the writers or powers that be decided to make her role a minor one in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
Plot of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie
I think the name of the movie sort of gives the plot away. From the title, you probably can predict there will be a search for the hidden world. The questions that may come to mind are -- Was this world ever found and why would the characters search for such a world in the first place? I won’t spoil it for you with the answers; however, I would like to add that since “The Hidden World” is in the movie’s title, I think it would have been nice for the audience to actually see even a glimpse of it during the movie.
Excess Footage in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie
As you watch the movie How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, you will see a (long) segment that is totally devoted to the female and male dragons sort of dancing in the sky. This would have been well and good, except these type scenes happened quite often. After awhile you may be disappointed that more time was not focused on the quest to find the hidden world.
The Excitement Level of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie
I think this movie stretched itself by trying to cover two scenarios that could have been separate movies. Specifically the scenes that sort of explored the relationship between the two dragons,Toothless and Light Fury -- as well as the villain’s aim to capture the dragons. In fact, if the former was left out -- that would have been ok by me since that would have left more time to concentrate on the aspect of the dragons being captured.
Inconsistency in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Spoiler Alert: The major inconsistency that stood out for me was the scene where the villain is in a strategic position to capture the dragon, Toothless but for some unknown reason did not.
He retreated with a message to Hiccup that he would be back when Hiccup got the dragon ready -- which is an enigma in itself. How do you get a dragon ready for capture and why should Hiccup do this for the villain? I think this part would have been more believable if the villain failed to capture the dragon then threaten Hiccup that he would return to try again.
Assessment of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Personally, I did not thoroughly enjoy this rendition of How to Train Your Dragon and I think it ranks second to the previous movie in the series. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World seemed overly long because of prolonged chasing, dancing, etc. of the dragons which to me was filler material.
Regarding other movies in the series -- it looks like this movie will be the last one; however, in my opinion, one never knows if it will be revived in the future.
On the positive side -- I think there were many creative type CGI moments in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which caused me to rate the movie higher. Without going into a lot of detail, these moments included how Light Fury would show shyness by covering her face with her wings; all the different animated characters that made up the cast of the movie; and last but not least the depiction of the main characters, Hiccup and his friend Astrid. Another plus was the PG rating of the movie.
Rating of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Movie
Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3 stars.