Loosely based on the Cressida Cowell novels of the same name, How to Train Your Dragon has been wildly successful with both critics and audiences ever since the first movie flew onto cinema screens back in 2010. Bringing us the story of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), a scrawny teenage Viking who hoped to become a prolific dragon slayer, as is his tribe’s tradition, it ultimately grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide and is a staggering 98% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, giving the studio an Academy Award nomination in the Best Animated Feature category.
As such, it’s no surprise that an entire trilogy has materialized and now, we stand on the verge of the threequel, titled The Hidden World. Already, the critics are singing its praises, with early reactions being very positive. But just in case you need a little more convincing that the series is about to go out on a high, we’re happy to report that the pic has debuted to a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
At the moment, there are only 7 reviews and no doubt as we inch closer to that February 22nd release date, more will surface. With that in mind, it’s unlikely that The Hidden World will remain at 100%, but it’s certainly a good start and should only help get folks even more excited for its arrival in theaters.
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Admittedly, the plot does kind of sound like your standard ‘passing of the torch’ tale, but after grossing more than $1 billion worldwide between the first two films, we’re willing to give DreamWorks’ upcoming blockbuster the benefit of the doubt. Besides, the studio certainly has a solid track record when it comes to animated efforts, being responsible for the Shrek franchise, the Kung Fu Panda movies and more.
In any case, it won’t be long now before we find out if all this positive buzz is indicative of what the general public thinks, as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World hits cinemas on February 22nd and looks to close out the trilogy in style.