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

The sequel to "How to Train Your Dragon" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2," the first being one of my favourite movies. The biggest disappointment about the movie is that if you've seen the trailer, you can pretty much work out the entire plot. Which doesn't mean the movie isn't worth watching: like the other two movies, it's beautiful to look at, well thought out, and well written.

Once again, our dragon-raising tribe of stubborn Vikings comes up against an evil dragon hunter, but this one (voiced by F. Murray Abraham) is smarter than the last - and also the cause of the lack of Night Furies in the world. Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) is now the clan leader, and brings his usual goofy-but-intelligent style to solving the problems presented.

Fans of the series will have noticed that Hiccup always loses something for his heroism. It's something I like about the series: it acknowledges that there's a price to be paid. That doesn't change here. It's a slightly sad but wonderful and fitting ending to a great series. (I hope they don't change their mind on that - they've had a great run and it would be a shame if they resurrected it for another sequel.)