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How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Heartwarming short film adds charm to movie trilogy tale.

Movie NR 2019 21 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Very disappointing

I loved the original 3 and this sort of just ruined how vikings now love dragons
age 6+


Hi so I love the how to train your dragon movie series but was a little disappointed about this one because I feel like it could've been longer since it was basically a ten year gap . I feel like I got left hanging a little bit. I'm in love with the story line and was really hoping for more I'm hoping to see another part at least since it ended sooner than expected.

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If fault can be found with this adjunct tale, it's that it is far too short for How To Train Your Dragon fans' liking, but its brevity makes sense given its placement in the franchise's timeline. The story is nestled in the timeline between the emotional end of The Hidden World and the even more emotional epilogue that's set about a decade later. Dragons and humans have been separated for enough time for a new generation of Vikings to have been born, but because of the timing of their arrival, they've never known the relationship between the two species firsthand. Enter Hiccup and his untraditional (and always humorous) problem-solving skills, and this sweet adventure is set into motion.

Homecoming isn't a great starting point for viewers new to the movie franchise, as it jumps right into the story assuming you know the major players and plot points. But fans who have watched Hiccup's and Toothless's relationship develop over the course of the movie trilogy will find it a heartwarming addition to the saga with poignant sentiments about treasuring the people (and dragons) we love, especially around the holidays.

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