HTTYD has been one of my recent favourite animated series and number three did not disappoint. In fact it was way better than the formulaic sequel and gives a solid ending to a clever (and cute) series.
I wasn’t expecting the animation to have improved much but HTTYD3 has some really great looking scenes. Particularly, a dragon realm will looked stunning, simply beautiful and not something you would normally associate with a kids animated feature.
All the interaction between Vikings, dragons and baddies was there as normal and I suppose there wasn’t anything that different but, it was done well with a good menacing baddie and I thought the ending was special. Special and apt. This leads me to congratulate ‘them’ (producers/writers etc.) for ending the series on a high and not milking the brand by churning out monotonous (and largely pointless) sequels. Hopefully, others will follow suit (and Kung-Fu Panda, I’m thinking of you!).
I did notice this time just how much Toothless looked and acted like a cat (with wings obviously). Not a bad thing and he’s still the cutest dragon on our screens. He also gets a lot more focus, which again felt right, as previously it had been more Hiccup than Toothless and I think we had a bit of a reversal this time round.
Verdict: A great way to end a highly entertaining animation series. Hiccup and Toothless will be missed but have at least bowed out with aplomb.