What You Need To Know - June 7, 2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - What You Need To Know
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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - What You Need To Know

After two Oscar-nominated films and more than a billion dollars in box office receipts, the third and final instalment in the trilogy of animated adventures based on Cressida Cowell's novel series How To Train your Dragon made its arrival in cinemas in February this year, bringing an end to the story that began all the way back in 2010.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World makes its arrival in stores on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday (June 10th), here's everything you need to know...


Who's in it?

Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig and Christopher Mintz-Plasse all return to reprise their roles, while new additions this time around include F. Murray Abraham, who joins the film's voice cast in the role of villainous dragon trapper Grimmel the Grisly.


And who's directing?

Dean DeBlois, who directed the first two films in the series, returns to helm the third and final instalment in the trilogy.


What's the plot?

The story picks up roughly a year after the events of the previous film, with Hiccup, Toothless and the rest of the gang still rounding up dragons and bringing them to their newly established dragon-Viking utopia, Berk.

However, it isn't long before Berk starts becoming overcrowded and not all of its Viking inhabitants are happy with the ever-growing dragon population. To add to their worries, a dragon trapper named Grimmel the Grisly is on a mission to capture the last of the Night Fury dragons, putting Toothless squarely in his crosshairs.

Grimmel attempts to use a female Fury as bait, but Hiccup and Astrid startle her and frighten her away, subsequently discovering Grimmel's traps. When Grimmel gets revenge by burning down Hiccup's house, destroying part of Berk in the process, Hiccup rallies the citizens and prepares a voyage to search for the fabled 'Hidden World', a place populated entirely by dragons, hoping to find it before Grimmel discovers its location and destroys it forever.


Does it deliver?

The final instalment in the trilogy is just as enchanting and visually spectacular as the first two films, and even if delays to the film's release date meant that fans had to wait a little longer than they'd hoped to see this story reach its conclusion, we suspect there aren't many who wouldn't agree that it was worth the wait.

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