Printer Friendly

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD (PG) ... ..

THIRD time's a bittersweet, crowd-pleasing charm for the computer-animated adventures based on the books of Cressida Cowell.

One year after the Viking funeral of his father Stoick The Vast (voiced by Gerard Butler), Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) leads his tribe in daring raids to rescue caged dragons.

He is accompanied by sweetheart Astrid (America Ferrera), mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and buddies Snoutlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Rupple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). The humans lead these liberated beasts back their cliffside village of Berk.

Trusted adviser Gobber the Belch (Craig Ferguson) grows increasingly concerned about Hiccup's bravado.

"One day, you're going to pick a fight you can't win," Gobber counsels the young tribal chief, who feels invincible with Night Fury dragon Toothless by his side.

Soon after, Hiccup locks horns with notorious dragon hunter Grimmel (F Murray Abraham), who issues a chilling ultimatum: surrender every fire-breathing beast in Berk or perish.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World oscillates between parallel romances - Hiccup and Astrid, Toothless and a Light Fury - to emphasise the importance of partnerships in building a brighter future.

If this is the final time Hiccup and co take flight, it is a sweetly satisfying and soaring swansong.

CAPTION(S):

Astrid and Hiccup

COPYRIGHT 2019 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2019 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Loughborough Echo (Loughborough, England)
Date:Feb 6, 2019
Words:207
Previous Article:The wait is over; Here's my pick of the new games to have on your radar this month.
Next Article:ALSO SHOWING.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters