How To Train Your Dragon- The Hidden World Movie Review 2019: A World For The Whole Family

How To Train Your Dragon- The Hidden World Movie Review 2019: A World For The Whole Family

CRITIC'S RATING    3.5/5
AVG READERS' RATING:    4.0/5
Movie Name
How To Train Your Dragon- The Hidden World
DIRECTION
Dean DeBlois
GENRE
Animation, Action, Adventure
DURATION
01 hours 44 minutes

How To Train Your Dragon- The Hidden World Review


Once again, writer-director Dean DeBlois may humanise dragons and make them seem like house pets in a light and frothy entertainer.


But underneath the cute adventure lies a much larger social comment. Through romance and growing up which bring pangs of separation, DeBlois breathes life and fire into essential values like kindness, inclusivity, family and even over population that burdens the land.


It's back to Berk, the idyllic island where Hiccup (voiced again by Jay Baruchel), the young leader of the Vikings, has built a paradise of amity for dragons as tame as kittens. Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless go on rescue missions to bring home dragons that have been captured elsewhere. But Berk is getting crowded.


Looking for an alternate safe haven for dragons away from people like Grimmel, the horrible villain who slays the fire-breathing creatures, is neatly mingled with Toothless growing up and falling in love with Light Fury. Hiccup is caught between encouraging Toothless to go and woo his girl and yet feeling the pangs of one who must let go of his best buddy. As a dialogue in the film goes, where there's love, there's loss. Fortunately for Hiccup, he's growing up too with a new partnership awaiting him.


It's a tough assignment for a writer-director to complete a trilogy retaining the happy glow of the first two instalments. But DeBlois does just that and a little more with many more dragons this time, a lot of clowning around and lovely colours.


Disclaimer: We are proud that LehrenTV reviewer Bharathi S Pradhan has been appointed an advisory member of the prestigious CBFC. However, her reviews reflect her personal appraisal of a film and do not in any way speak on behalf of the Censor Board.


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Analysis

    Direction
    4/5
  • Dialogues
    2.5/5
  • Story
    3.5/5
  • Music
    3/5
  • Screen Play
    3/5

The Verdict

The characters who have grown on you since they were introduced the first time around in 2010 seem to have quietly taken a permanent place in the viewers’ hearts. From Utopian Berk which they must leave behind to a musical dalliance between Toothless and his ladylove and the hidden world of sparkle and contentment, it’s a pleasant experience, visually and emotionally.

At the end, with booth Hiccup and Toothless growing up with families of their own, it feels like the franchise has ended as a trilogy. But you never know.

For a film that leaves you feeling that it’s a lovely world after all, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World gets 3.5* rating.


 

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