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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The world of How to Train Your Dragon is an incredibly engrossing and endearing one that I’ve been eager to return to for some time. Unlike most, I actually didn’t care for the second one too and was hoping for the story to get back to the feels that made the first one so special for me. Will this be the one to do it? I certainly hope so, and the trailer is helping convince me that it may very well be possible.

There’s a lot going on in this trailer, starting off with a little bit of a glimpse into the past before showing Hiccup years later with a beard — though don’t worry, it looks like that’ll be a flash-forward that will likely cap off the film at the end. Most of the trailer revolves around a hidden world of dragons, the appearance of a Light Fury dragon (Toothless’ inevitable girlfriend), and an evil man who threatens to destroy the Utopia Hiccup and his people have built.

It looks like a fittingly epic and heartfelt conclusion to the story, and I can only hope it sticks the landing.

Below is the official synopsis for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World:

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.

Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.

What did you think of this new trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

P.S. Is anyone else appreciating that they’re letting the characters physically grow up in this franchise? It really helps make the whole franchise feel more unique and dynamic than most family film series.

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SOURCE: DreamworksTV

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.