Remember the animated family film about a young boy and his dragon (based on a popular series of children’s books) who partner up against the backdrop of mutual distrust between humans and the mythical beasts; all the while, they are pursued by an evil villain set on enslaving or killing every dragon on the planet?
If so, discover that Dragon Rider has exploded in popularity on Netflix since added this past Friday; it’s ascended to ninth place on the most-watched chart. No, we are not talking about How to Train Your Dragon? The two projects are completely unrelated, despite their similar premises.
Dragon Rider follows Firedrake, who is tired of hiding from humans as they destroy his homeland. He sets off on a journey with a mischievous sprite to find the Rim of Heaven, the only refuge left for his kind. Along the way, they meet orphaned child Ben; however, they’re forced to put differences aside to overcome the threat of nefarious alchemist Nettlebane.
The voice cast includes Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore and Sweet Tooth‘s Nonso Anozie, as well as living legend Sir Patrick Stewart. Dragon Rider drew decent reviews when it released in Germany last October, and it’s hit big on Netflix right away.