How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Reviews

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July 18, 2019
stretched pretty thin in justifying its existence
April 2, 2019
... none of it appeared necessary other than a need to say goodbye; the dragons and their champions certainly earned a better conclusion than that.
March 22, 2019
The Hidden World is, at best, marginally diverting.
March 1, 2019
The third film in the series, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a strong example of not knowing when to call it quits. The movie isn't a total waste of time or animation, but it never gives these beloved characters very much to do.
February 28, 2019
The score, the animation - no complaints whatsoever... everything else, they were just completely lazy.
February 26, 2019
The film feels like it's flying on empty... This is clearly the end of the franchise, one that gave great pleasure and stayed on too long.
February 22, 2019
Those who do recognize the thinness of the script may not find the vivid animation is enough to overcome it.
February 22, 2019
"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" still has the power to warm a cold heart, but the fire is less bright.
February 22, 2019
The "How to Train Your Dragon" movies are respected - the first two garnered nominations for Best Animated Feature - but this third chapter doesn't garner more than a polite appreciation.
February 22, 2019
It is hard to watch a great movie concept sputter, stall and then drop from the sky faster and harder than one of the animated dragons in free fall.
February 22, 2019
A magical five-minute ending can't make up for a long slog of a sequel.
February 21, 2019
It's just more dull busy work for the humans and dragons to move past.
February 21, 2019
The plot is thin and holey and the characters are mostly just a single gag set on repeat.
February 21, 2019
The ending is far more mature than kids' movies are typically allowed to be, but so much is left out beforehand that it can't help but feel like somewhat of an unnecessary sacrifice.
February 21, 2019
A cursory farewell to a franchise that deserved better.
Top Critic
February 20, 2019
The Hidden World doesn't really stop giving you lovely things to gawk at. But as an act of storytelling, it's curiously perfunctory, never rising to the level of effort and care put into creating its cornucopia of visual pleasures.
February 20, 2019
Despite the strong animation, there's a sense that the story has run out of steam.
February 20, 2019
Sporting another marvelous score and exquisitely animated, the film's plot is thin and the stakes non-existent, with a story the stunted shadow of its brilliant predecessors
February 20, 2019
Mirthless and sleep-inducing
February 15, 2019
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.
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