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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Overview

When Hiccup and Toothless find out there is another Night Fury they must find the Hidden World of dragons before dragon hunter Grimmel gets there first.

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Movie Details

  • Release Date: February 22, 2019
  • Run Time: 1hr 44min
  • Director: Dean DeBlois
  • Writers: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Cast and Characters

  • Jay Baruchel – Hiccup
  • America Ferrera – Astrid
  • F. Murray Abraham – Grimmel
  • Cate Blanchett – Valka
  • Gerard Butler – Stoick
  • Craig Ferguson – Gobber
  • Jonah Hill – Snotlout
  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse – Fishlegs
  • Kristen Wiig – Ruffnut
  • Kit Harington – Eret
  • Justin Rupple – Tuffnut
  • Robin Atkin Downes – Ack
  • Kieron Elliott – Hoark
  • Julia Emelin – Griselda the Grevious
  • Gideon Emery – Trapper

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Quotes

Legend says that when the ground quakes or lava spews from the earth, it’s the dragons letting us know they’re still here. Waiting for us to figure out how to get along. Yes, the world believes the dragons are gone, if they ever existed at all. But we Berkians, we know otherwise. And we’ll guard this secret until the time comes when dragons can return in peace.
Hiccup
I was so busy fighting for a world that I wanted, I didn’t think about what you needed. You’ve looked after us for long enough. Time to look after yourselves.
Hiccup

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Parents Guide

How to Train Your Dragon part 3 – wraps up the series with similar action, bloodless fighting, and teamwork heroics as the first two films. This film shows dragons attacking dragons, humans attacking dragons, and dragons attacking humans. You are led to believe there are deaths and characters possibly drinking ale but the film does not specifically show one’s demise or alcohol.

There is also on-screen affection, a few kisses on the cheek, and two wedding ceremonies. There are positive messages about equality, perseverance, teamwork, love, and relationships. The youngest of children may be frightened by the dragons during battle scenes, however, kids about age 7 and older will likely enjoy the action, sense of adventure, and funny physical comedy.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Box Office

Opening weekend in the U.S. The Hidden World brought in an estimated $55,022,245. The movie budget is estimated to have been around $129 million. The worldwide gross at the box office was $521,799,505.

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Fly fast, train hard, and learn well to become the Ultimate Dragon Trainer! Join Chief Hiccup and Toothless and embark on the thrilling adventures of DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Plot Summary (Spoilers)

The film opens on the deck of a ship where trappers guard caged dragons. Hiccup and Toothless land on the ship along with other warriors of Berk to free the captured dragons.

The warriors wear dragon scale suits to protect them from the dragon’s fire breath. A clumsy, yet successful battle takes place and all the dragons are free except one.

The Dragon Riders and newly freed dragons return to Berk, which is now growing out of control. A large dragon even dominoes a row of dragon houses knocking them all down.

Hiccup is still the leader of Berk and but his dream of dragons and humans living together is in danger and he doubts that he is as good of a leader as his father. Gobber speaks up and suggests Hiccup and Astrid should take the next step and get married but neither of them seems ready to take the leap.

How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World Hiccups fire sword

The trappers all gather together and call on a well-known Night Fury slayer called Grimmel the Grisly. They bring Grimmel up to speed about Hiccup and Toothless leading the dragons and setting them free.

Grimmel is shocked to find out there are still two Night Furys that still exist since he was sure he had got rid of them all. The trappers reveal a white Night Fury and Grimmel decides to use her as bait to lure out Toothless.

Hiccup has a flashback of when he was younger.

His father told him of a place far away from the end of the map where a hidden world of dragons existed. His father wanted to find it to end the fighting between people and dragons once and for all but Hiccup thinks it could be the answer to unite dragons and people.

In the evening Toothless ventures out and picks up on a strange scent. He finds a white female night fury in deep in the forest. Toothless is immediately intrigued and dances around her in excitement trying to communicate.

How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World entrance to the hidden world

Hiccup and Astrid attempt to sneak up on them but the wild night fury notices. She fires in their direction then flies away vanishing in thin air. As the white night fury flies away Hiccup and Astrid agree to call her the light fury because she is bright white.

Toothless finds himself in love with the Light Fury so Hiccup and Tuffnut head back to the spot they found her to try to find her again. In the same area, Hiccup finds a dragon trap and a tranquilizer dart.

He shows his findings back at camp and Eret recognizes the dart. He tells Hiccup it is Grimmel’s dart and that Grimmel is a dangerous person to deal with.

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That night when Hiccup returns home he is greeted by Grimmel who snuck in and shot Toothless’s tail with a tranquilizer dart. Grimmel tells Hiccup to give up the night fury since dragons and humans shouldn’t live together, after all, he believes humans are far superior.

As Grimmel goes over to Toothless he finds that he shot Fishlegs not Toothless and the Dragon Riders attempt to ambush Grimmel. To escape, Grimmel calls his own acid-spitting Deathgrippers to burn through Hiccups home and challenge the Berk warriors.

The people of Berk gather together for a meeting and Hiccup tells them he no longer feels they are safe if they stay where there are. He shares his father’s dream to find the hidden world of dragons and suggests they take flight and leave their home.

How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World Toothless and the Light Fury

Hiccup reassures the Berkians that Berk is not a plot of land. Instead, Berk is made up of the people and where ever they are is where Berk is.

The Berkians load up all they own and fly towards the edge of the map where no one has ever traveled before. The Light Fury appears on their journey and attacks Hiccup who is riding Toothless.

After flying into the unknown for a long time they come across a nice piece of land and decide to land for rest. The Light Fury comes back to their camp at night and Toothless follows her to a secluded area.

How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World Tootless and Hiccup

Hiccup wakes up and notices Toothless is gone. He ventures out to find him and find the two on the beach. Toothless spots Hiccup and he acts out dances for Toothless to try winning over the Light Fury. After several dances Toothless draws her outline in the sand with a large stick, which she seems to admire.

Then she gets spooked once again by Hiccup and she flies away. Toothless attempts to go after her but he isn’t able to keep up with his homemade tail fin.

At camp, the next day Hiccup struggles with the decision to upgrade Toothless’ mechanical fin since this will likely mean Toothless can fly free without him and he may not come back. Hiccup builds the upgrade and Toothless takes off to find the Light Fury.

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Valka and Cloudjumper backtrack to be sure the Berkians weren’t followed when they fled the area. Along the way they run into Deathgrippers and narrowly escape to warn Hiccup they are not safe.

Toothless flies better than ever with his new fin upgrade and eventually finds the Light Fury. They fly together showing off their abilities. She shows him how she shoots a ball of fire then flies through it and disappears.

Then she teaches him how to do the same. Toothless harnesses the power of lightning and is able to do the same thing. The two continue flying through a waterfall in the ocean.

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When Hiccup finds out that Grimmel is catching up with them he goes on the offensive and tries to stop Grimmel before he reaches all the dragons of Berk. Hiccup and the Dragon Riders fly to Grimmels hideout and try to capture him.

The Dragon Riders end up falling for his trap and end up in a large cage. Grimmel sends his Deathgrippers after them and they manage to find a way out of the top. Once they return to their temporary home island they realize they left Ruffnut behind. Hiccup has to figure out another strategy now to get back at Grimmel.

He also notices that Toothless has not returned and seems sad but Astrid reminds him that he gave Toothless his freedom to be with the Light Fury.

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As Grimmel plots his next move, Ruffnut continuously talks to him from inside her prison cell. Ruffnut does not feel in harm’s way and keeps talking to seemingly no end bothering Grimmel and annoying him.

Eventually, Ruffnut unknowingly talks about their camp with all the dragons. Grimmel decides to set her free since she is being so difficult to deal with and follow her back to their camp.

Hiccup and Astrid set out to check up on Toothless. They ride Stormfly until they come across the waterfall in the middle of the ocean. The follow the waterfall until they find the hidden world of dragons and discover the legend of the hidden world is true.

They spot Toothless and the Light Fury flying in unison as all the dragons gather around to watch. It appears to be a ceremony as Toothless and the Light Fury are married or crowned king and queen.

Some of the dragons spot Hiccup and Astrid and chase them. Toothless rescues them and calls off the other dragons. Toothless and Stormfly take them to safety. It begins to come clear to Hiccup that the hidden world may be for dragons only.

Ruffnut returns to the village with Grimmel following close behind. He and his Deathgrippers begin a well-orchestrated attack on Berk. Grimmel shoots Toothless and the Light Fury with tranquilizer darts and captures them in large nets then flies away.

The rest of the dragons are forced to follow as Gimmel has Toothless, the alpha. He pleads for Hiccup not to follow or fight since Grimmel threatens to shoot the Light Fury if anyone follows.

Hiccup feels discouraged and Astrid helps him feel better. Together they mount a counter-attack with the Dragon Riders and head for the trapper’s ship on a rescue mission.

Grimmel brings the dragons to the ship for the trappers but says he wants to kill the night fury himself. Before Grimmel can hurt any dragons the Dragon Riders swoop in and begin battling the trappers and freeing the dragons.

The Dragon Riders steer the ships into one another to sink them while the dragons are being freed. Hiccup tries to cut Toothless free while Grimmel is trying to kill him.

Grimmel drugs the Light Fury with venom from the Deathgrippers and he is able to fly her away. Hiccup and Toothless take after her and Grimmel. In their pursuit, they fight off the Deathgrippers with Toothless’ new lightning strike trick.

Toothless catches up to Grimmel and makes a move to attack him but Grimmel shoots him again with a tranquilizer dart and Toothless begins to free fall. Then Hiccup jumps at Grimmel and tackles him, knocking him off of the Light Fury who he tells to save Toothless.

The Light Fury saves Toothless and then takes off after Grimmel and Hiccup who is still falling to the ocean. The Light Fury saves hiccup at the last second and they all return to where Toothless is resting.

The people of Berk briefly celebrate a win but Hiccup quickly realizes he needs to let Toothless be free with the Light Fury.

The two say goodbye and Toothless flies away free. Soon the other Berkians free their dragons to fly away with the alpha to the hidden world.

Later in the winter months, Hiccup and Astrid take the next step and get married in their new Berk settlement in front of the whole town.

A few years later Hiccup has a beard and has grown up. He and Astrid have children now. We are also shown Toothless’ and the Light Fury has had pups of their own.

Hiccup, Astrid and his two young children row a boat toward the waterfall entrance of the hidden world. Toothless and his family is resting on the edge of the waterfall when Toothless senses danger.

Toothless pounces on his boat and growls at the human family until a big smile comes over his face when he realizes it is Hiccup. They play wrestle and laugh on the boat. Hiccup introduces his children to Toothless.

Hiccup takes his kids for a ride on Toothless as both families fly together. Hiccup narrates, that although most people believe dragons are gone forever the Berkians know the truth and will continue to protect their secret until the day dragons can come back in peace.

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