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DeBlois’s conclusion of this delightful experience ends on the easiest and smoothest note possible. The franchise has always has its strength on its ferocious pace and fluid command over storytelling. Ticking for around ninety minutes, the narration booms away through usual textbook methods that works only for our familiarity with the characters that we have grown up with. And the voids are filled out with mundane conversations that gives this aviated tale a more grounded touch. But these husbandry gags are something we have seen earlier too, like Hill consistently hitting on Blanchett and craving for her attention.
In their defense, amidst the train of plenty gags, the one soars above all is Wiig’s hilarious prison escape tactic that is something you will take home with you. If these are its pros, then the antagonist is on the con category, with very little skin in the game, there is never a genuine threat of his among the audience to communicate the stakes. In fact, more than that, The Light Fury love track, is much more edgy and beautiful that makes you care for it where even though the fall is inevitable you are afraid to see things go wrong.
Fortunately, the film isn’t scattered into various acts, but looks like a one big chase scene, similar to Miller’s Mad Max Fury Road, a bit, that keeps you at the brisk of the seat and emotions. The ignition of the love track between The Night Fury and The Light Fury is basically a series of awe inducing non-verbal sequence that creates a long silent pitch across the room which is a cathartic release among all the loud wind blazing action. The returning voice cast has done an amazing job especially Wiig, Hill, Blanchett and Baruchel.
As usual these animated visual galore are pleasing to look at, from projecting a new highly detailed mesmerizing world to the old rituals of Vikings, the colossal stage that is allotted is also well deserved. The humor installed to lighten the mood balances the film aptly, but personally I’d prefer a more serious take on life threatening characters to grasp the stakes instantly and easily. Nevertheless, since the comedy isn’t referential but more observational, the laughs are drawn out from the hysterical nature of the characters and not the circumstances.
The film’s last knockout punch is also of this franchise’s, which helps the makers to melt down the viewers through a big wallop of emotional drama. The political satire about respecting the diverse group along with their rights to travel and reside independently is expressed with a subtle and thorough explanation. The conversations, unfortunately, aren’t juicy enough to dense the theme, it is all crisp, either funny one-liners or a dramatic dunk, it looks like the writers are out of time, and in hurry to reach the destination for achieving a tighter screenplay. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is the last stop for both the storytelling and the dragons, and it does feel like home.