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    Early reviews are coming in with positive praise due to the movie’s early release in Australia.

    That said, going to join the “avoid the internet” crowd to not get whiff of spoilers. This is gonna be tough.
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    Australia is getting it almost a full two months early? That's crazy.

    And bad for the internet.
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    Two months? It's releasing this month in Brazil.

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    It doesn't hit the states till February 22. It's releasing almost everywhere else way earlier.

    WTF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    Early reviews are coming in with positive praise due to the movie’s early release in Australia.

    That said, going to join the “avoid the internet” crowd to not get whiff of spoilers. This is gonna be tough.
    As someone who's often been spoiled by cartoon-content sites over the last few years, I appreciate this. Here's hoping we can all make it until February.

    Oh, and I need to watch the first two movies. At this point, I really don't know why I have't gotten around to it.

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    Wow, Norway actually got this a month and a half before America? That's weird. That's very, very weird.

    Anyway, saw the movie. The villain was super blah and the climax felt extremely similar to the last one's, but on the whole it was pretty damn excellent.

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    Not only did we (Norway) get it a month and a half before ya’ll, its dubbed even. Animated films usually come out much later because of that.

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    Something fishy is going on in the state of Dreamworks . . . .

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    The bright side is that if it did come out in the states right now, Into The Spider-Verse would have even more competition so it has some more leeway to get better financial success. If at least has some leeway until the Leg Movie 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoment View Post
    and I need to watch the first two movies. At this point, I really don't know why I have't gotten around to it.

    gaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

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    Huh, officially got tickets to see it February 2nd in an early showing.

    woooooOOOOOOOO

    two more weeks of internet silence

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    Watched it yesterday.

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    It was above avarage at best. While it did gave it a proper finale, it felt like they really rushed the ending at the last third. The two previous movies ended with a giant dragon and this felt very underwhelming in comparassion.

    But I'll give credit when this movie made the other riders more like actual characters then they were in the previous movers. Snotlout having a crush on Valka and the Twin Brother suddenly becoming Hiccup's "Best Man" were highlights. And unpopular opinion but I did liked Grimmel, at least more than Malvo. Maybe it's because he is voiced by Brazilian James Woods down here.

    Overall, it felt this movie only existed to put an end of the trilogy. But it does a good job at that.

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    Saw it. I could talk waaaaaay too much about it, but for now, I'll go spoiler-free.

    So, I consider HTTYD1 an all-time great animated (and otherwise!) flick, with HTTYD2 still a very good but not nearly as transcendent movie, and HTTYD3 is right with the second, if maybe a tiny bit less good. But still, despite a weak villain, some baggage from previous movies (more on this later once I've processed), and a pretty big plot-hole I'm still trying to figure out, it still keeps true to its big ole goofy heart. And while a lot about the ending is predictable, it did right by its characters and its themes and all the things that made it good.

    Thanks for the memories.

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    so, a few days later, stand by my "great-but-not-transcendent" rating. However, one small addendum to that. Key part of all these movies has always been John Powell's soundtracks, and at first listent, thought this was the weakest of the three. Have listened to it a bunch since the movie, though, and while I think it is a slow-burn, the dude sticks the hell out of the landing. His last track for the movie is absolutely phenomenal.

    also, don't look at the soundtrack before the movie, because heavy spoiler song titles

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    Gonna watch this in 30 minutes. Expectations are leveled I think, not too high or low. Hoping this movie surprises me/hits me in the feels.

    Probably should’ve tried watching the prior movies beforehand. Might watch them after I watch this.

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    Lots of thoughts. Doesn’t hit the emotional beats of 1 or even 2 but think it’s a solid film. It’s akin to Kung Fu Panda 3, a solid movie, though this was a better ending as a trilogy.

    Like the new villain dragon (as it was one of the few if only fleshed our dragon this film) but doesn’t compare to the threat of the second film villain’s dragon. But I enjoyed the villain or thought he was much more effective than the 2nd film’s villain.

    Side characters were treated better IMO, but felt like the relationship in the 3rd film felt weaker than 1 (2 barely touched upon it).

    And glad the Vikings acted like Vikings and focused on that instead of them being just dragon riders.

    The Toothless romance was really cute. The highlight.
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    Thoughts on How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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    It was a good. It doesn't really throw any surprises at you and things go pretty much how you expect they would, but it's a nice satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

    My biggest complaint though is probably the ending. Like, I get the idea of it that dragon's have to go into hiding because the human world is so bad (thus, also leaving open the possibility that this is ostensibly our world), but I'm not sure it was really earned. I mean, bittersweet endings are fine, but I never really got the sense that the human world was so bad that all the dragons had to go into hiding. Yes, there were those dragon hunters and slayers, but they felt like an isolated group and Hiccup and the others were able, so I'm not sure what the danger is now that they're gone.

    Also, considering The Hidden World is in the title, it's a real shame that we only get one scene of it (and it's beautiful). It really feels like that was something that could have been expanded on. And it's kind of random that Toothless is just suddenly the king of it.

    Otherwise, it's still a very nice and visually beautiful film. The characters are still their fun lovable selves (though some are a bit underutilized) and the romance between Toothless and the Light Fury is positively charming.

    And with that, I suppose this wraps up the HTTYD series, unless Dreamworks is stupid and decides to make an unnecessary sequel. I won't say that HTTYD is one of my all-time favorite film series, but it's still a very good one and I imagine I'll revisit the series again in the future.
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    SIgh, I STILL haven't seen this. Been swamped with work.

    Waited for four years, dodged all the trailers, and then it finally comes and.... ugh.

    Rewatched the first two movies though. Still super love the first one, and the second is better than I remember. Still not as good as the first,but my expectations were sky high at the time... and well... better than I remember.

    Hopefully get to see the third this week sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobodyman View Post
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    Also, considering The Hidden World is in the title, it's a real shame that we only get one scene if it (and it's beautiful). It really feels like that was something that could have been expanded on.
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    Yep, this is the biggest problem for me. HTTYD 2 and 3 really have a villain problem more than anything, and in this case, it kind of splits the movie in two. Honestly, the Hidden World storyline has almost nothing to do with the Big Bad, and I could see a much better movie that focuses only on it and makes a villain an afterthought, like was the case in the first.


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    And with that, I suppose this wraps up the HTTYD series, unless Dreamworks is stupid and decides to make an unnecessary sequel. I won't say that HTTYD is one of my all-time favorite film series, but it's still a very good one and I imagine I'll revisit the series again in the future.
    Spoiler:
    Dean Deblois has said he's open to other people coming in and doing spinoffs, but it would be without Hiccup/Toothless. I'd be...ok with this? There are some interesting things that could still be done in-universe, especially if you come back in to the series centuries down the road. But eh, I'm fine with that ending.


    Also, having watched the first two again, it's worth noting that Hiccup is one of the great heroic arcs in recent film. Gets overshadowed by the dragons, but he's a damned good character.

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    FINALLY saw the movie.

    It was good enough, a decent sendoff. NOT helped by the fact that the tv series has kind of dragged alot of these same beats and character bits out for over a hundred episodes. Some good character moments, some good comedy, Toothless was great, it made me sad in the right parts, and it had beautiful scenery and visuals in spots, and the music was good. I'm AMAZED the advertising and merchandising didn't completely blow that ending. It was the super obvious ending from like 5 minutes into the film, but I'm amazed the marketing didn't blow it all the same. Overall about on par with the second film, for whatever that's worth.

    But... it still wasn't the first movie. I'll get the blu ray, I'll watch it again. But it wasn't the first movie, which I just rewatched in prep for this, and already feel like rewatching again.

    Really wish Chris Sanders could have come back in and added his touch. I'm not entirely sure what that touch entails, since he couldn't make Croods works, but given that Lilo and Stich and the first HTTYD are among my favorite movies, and Mulan is one of the better Disney 90's films (and he worked on that) his track record is really solid and I have to wonder what difference his sensibilities would have made.
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    The very first ad showed Hiccup with a beard. After seeing the movie I was really mad they showed that.
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