Why we just can’t get enough of How to Train Your Dragon 3
The third installment in the absolutely spectacular trilogy is setting the box office on fire at the moment – with good reason. Here’s five reasons we love it so much!
Toothless and Hiccup have THE best friendship
You can’t have a successful film franchise without the presence of a bond or friendship that would warm the coldest of hearts. We really feel like we’ve been on a journey with Toothless and Hiccup through the last three films.
There’s always a fear that characters will “no longer work” or audiences will tire of central film characters – but we reckon you’ll grow to love Toothless and Hiccup more and more as time goes on. Brilliantly funny scenes together and loyal to each other to the bitter end- the pair symbolise what friendship really is all about.
The visual effects are always incredible :
How to Train Your Dragon has been praised since it first appeared on the big screen for it’s impressive visual effects. Animators Dreamworks have really pushed the boat out with this third installment and it shows. The trilogy itself has been described as the best animation sine Avatar was released – which is praise indeed. We’re struggling to disagree with the statement too.
The supporting characters are just as impressive:
It’s true that every good film trilogy needs strong lead characters – but the same also applies to those in the background. A good supporting cast is what will turn your film from good to great and this totally applies to How To Train Your Dragon. If you look back through all of the films – you’ll see the cast is jam packed full of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars making guest appearances through the films. Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington, Ugly Betty star America Ferrera and Scotsman Gerard Butler are just a few names who have graced the trilogy with their voices.
They’re not afraid to cause a bit of a scare
All of the very best children’s flicks will contain some kind of dark undertone or hairy moments to create suspense. Of course you can’t have the smallies going to bed with recurring nightmares but you have to be willing to create some air of tension to keep people on the edge of their seat- How To Train Your Dragon has this balance off to a tee – with just the right amount of scary monsters and moments of covering your face with a cushion. (Admit it, you got a fright or two along the way tuning in.)
They always take you on an emotional rollercoaster
Quite possibly the best thing about the trilogy is the edge of your seat emotional journey all of the films take you on. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll cheer for the heroes, boo for the villains .What more could you really want from a film in fairness?!