Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

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  • Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A beautiful animated feature celebrating supportive friendships between humans and animals.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Dean DeBlois returns to complete his trilogy and while it is lovely to look at and wraps his ‘boy and his dog’ story up neatly, it doesn’t muster the excitement brought by the first two installments.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: If you’re a fan of the series, this might be the conclusion you’re looking for, but it provides little else for those not invested.
  • Vadim Grigoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Come for the dragons. Luxuriate in the gorgeous surroundings.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: The gorgeous and once glorious fantasy series comes to a flat conclusion, one in which the stakes feel way lower than they should and the spark that once animated and elevated the story is missing.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: The Hidden World employs the crutch of a recycled story to carry the series toward a satisfying end, thereby cementing its legacy as a noted animated franchise, rather than a ground-breaking, genre-defining film set.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: As DreamWorks has struggled to dominate the animation marketplace after several high profile misses, their one consistent achievement is with the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise. With its final chapter, “The Hidden World,” originator Dean DeBlois brings the story of Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) to a satisfying and emotional conclusion with plenty of excitement and animated splendor to spare.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: Warm as the breath of a giant lizard and occasionally capable of flying as high, Dean DeBlois’ How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World gets by despite a thin storyline.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: This trilogy secures our respect as a crowning achievement in animated cinema that should stand the test of time.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: What truly matters most in The Hidden World is in the way this chapter still maintains that sense of discovery.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: Undoubtedly playful, smart, perceptive and message-driven DeBlois and all involved stack ‘The Hidden World’ with its share of appeal and bubbly wonderment.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
  • Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Through its motivating attitude, rich pathos, and indomitable spirit, the final chapter of How to Train Your Dragon celebrates the substance that has made this series triumph.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Toothless – The quality of the movie’s story not the name of the character.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens