The Fast and Furies
How to Train Your Dragon 3: Hidden World in 3D
Review by Ross Anthony

I really love this series. These filmmakers know how to let a story unwind. I greatly appreciate the way they allow so much time for their main characters to frolic and glisten in wonder. These animators not only create a visually spectacular cast of dragons and Vikings, but they teach them to fly in ways that are not only believable, but that audiences can feel. See the 3D version feel like you're flying. Feel like you're falling in love again. "It's just a cartoon" some may say, but this cartoon took my breath away, and then it had me in tears.

My only fault with this film is the noisy opening. It takes 10-20 minutes before we feel invited into the film but once in, audiences will be taken for a beautiful ride in the clouds. Also, I love the elegant way this film wraps the trilogy. Possibly a strong A-, but given the Avatar-like splendor of the Hidden World, I'm going with a full A.

-- Books by Ross Anthony, Author/Illustrator --

  • How to Train Your Dragon 3: Hidden World in 3D. Copyright © 2019.
  • Starring Jay Baruchel, America Ferrea, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham. Written and Directed by Dean DeBlois. Universal Pictures.

Grade..........................A (3.5/4)

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