A Hidden World provides an emotional end to trilogy

Dylan Stanford

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By Dylan Stanford

How to Train Your Dragon: A Hidden World is a movie that is just as good as its predecessors and likely ended the series that has been focused on the meaning of family and the value of friendship (yes, even friendships across species), but it left me with mixed feelings. Even though the movie focuses more on what these values mean for Toothless, my personal favorite movie sidekick, just knowing that it is the last movie to a series that I have loved dearly my entire childhood, made me nostalgic.

How to Train Your Dragon: A Hidden World explores the adventure that spans both Toothless and Hiccup’s lives. Now Hiccup, the chief and ruler of Berk, has created a glorious dragon utopia that everyone calls home. But when a mysterious Light Fury appears and brings the darkest and most fierce threat that Berk has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave home in order to find the Hidden World, possibly the only thing that will save them.

The entire movie battles and delves into the relationship between Hiccup and Toothless, revealing the strongest and weakest links. I am an avid fan of Toothless and Hiccup, so watching them struggle with their relationship was a very emotional time for me, and I say this with complete honesty. I sat in my seat with my arms crossed, and my little brother laughed at me for looking so serious.

In How to Train Your Dragon: A Hidden World, it wasn’t completely serious though. None of these movies would be complete without Toothless’s typical and adorable facial reactions and in this one, I could not help but laugh at how ridiculous and cute it was. My little brother even laughed so loud that some people in the theater turned around and smiled at him.

But even though I consider this a must-see movie, I was not emotionally prepared for what it brought. Yes, this is the end of the How to Train Your Dragon series, but I never thought it would end like it does.

If you are fanatic like me, then prepare yourself: you are in for a ride.