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The hidden world of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

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The hidden world of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

"How to Train Your Dragon; The Hidden World" received at 92% rating on Rotten Tomato!

"How to Train Your Dragon; The Hidden World" received at 92% rating on Rotten Tomato!

"How to Train Your Dragon; The Hidden World" received at 92% rating on Rotten Tomato!

Johana Brower, Staff Writer

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Disclaimer: This movie review contains spoilers

Many might say “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is a kids’ movie meant for five-year-olds, but on the contrary, it would bring tears to even a grown adult’s eyes. If you have not seen the first and second movies, then I would suggest seeing them before watching the new movie.

“How to Train Your Dragon” was first released in 2010. In 2013 another movie was released and finally on Feb. 22, 2019 the new film came out. The film made $55.5 million over the Friday through Sunday weekend, making it the second-biggest animated film debut for the month of February behind “The Lego Movie 2” in 2014.

Hiccup, the main character, is voiced by Jay Baruchel, a Canadian actor. Baruchel started acting in 1995 when he made his first appearance in the show “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” He also starred in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” alongside the famous Nicholas Cage. In more recent years, Baruchel has been following his passion for making films instead of starring in them.

Astrid, the main female character, is voiced by America Ferrera, an American actress. Ferrera is the youngest of six siblings and took up acting at just eight years old. Two of the films she starred in are “Lords of Dogtown” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants;” both came out on the same day June 3, 2015, and did exceptionally well in theaters. Ferra’s most famous role was when she played Betty Suarez on the comedy-drama Ugly Betty, where she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

I personally love trilogies and the “How to Train Your Dragon” movies are the perfect family-friendly films to binge watch over the weekend. The movie starts off with Hiccup’s group of friends who are rescuing dragons from a group of dragon trappers. Since the beginning of time in Berk, dragons were feared and hated, but Hiccup changed that and tried to make the dragon friendly. Dragon trappers are getting more dangerous and Hiccup decided that the best thing to do for dragons was to send them away from evil. Years after Toothless Hiccup’s dragon left and Hiccup has started his family, they reunite. After the ending scene, there were no dry eyes in the theater. I strongly recommend seeing the film in theaters before it leaves.

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Johana Brower, Staff Writer

Johana Brower is a sophomore who is a first-year Statesman writer. She plays varsity tennis and enjoys hanging out in coffee shops and reading books. “There’s...

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