When Hiccup discovers Toothless isn’t the only Night Fury, he must seek “The Hidden World”, a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel finds it first.
Chuck says: While this entry pales in comparison to the other two entries in the series, it still manages to deliver a meaningful and timely end to the “Dragon” saga. The visuals remain vivid and dynamic while the feature’s villain – Grimmel (voiced with relish by F. Murray Abraham) – is a scene-stealer. The message of the importance of peace and understanding couldn’t be more timely yet there’s a “been there, done that” vibe to the movie it can’t completely shake.
Pam says: I’m late to the dragon training game having missed the first two, but I do appreciate the messages within this gorgeously animated film. The parallel love stories taking place are sweetly depicted and the quirky characters make this even more special for kids. Unfortunately, the focus was at times too heavy-handed with the highly stylized animation that it forget that it was telling a story. While it encourages kindness and peace, a message I can support, this is just a kids’ film that isn’t going to cut it for adults.