How To Train Your Dragon: After the Hidden World was released in North America, the rotten tomato freshness started at 100%, and it still maintains 92% freshness and has an amazing reputation. It received 98% of the high scores on the famous movie review website Rotten Tomatoes based on 205 professional reviews, and scored 7.9 out of 10 points.
At the box office, it won the best start of the series with a score of 55.52 million yuan in 3 days, and successfully broke the record of the first weekend box office of the North American cinema this year. Let me describe the mood after watching the movie, it can only be a tear in laughter. Like the sad and full of hope in the movie, it not only makes Hiccup growth up, also teaches the audience to bravely break the fear of the unknown.
As a person who looks at the How To Train Your Dragon series, I feel empathy for all joy and sadness. Ten years ago, the first time the first series of the series landed on the theater, it was amazing for thousands of viewers.
The Hiccup and Toothless stare at each other, and the carefully touched stills have become countless fans who don't become desktop wallpapers all the year round. For many audiences, the film represents love and courage.
In my opinion, How To Train Your Dragon can become a unique animation series, but also it creates a world of crisis and fun, with a thought-provoking world view.
In other animated works, heroes and villains are usually distinct and can distinguish between justice and evil at a glance.
Human beings often represent upright justice, so the "braves" will be born; while the dragons symbolize destruction and disaster, often defined as "dragons" and will be expelled.
In the world of How To Train Your Dragon, the dragon looks fierce and fierce. In fact, it is pure and loyal. On the contrary, it is human beings. It has an indomitable, brave and good-war side, as well as a temperamental and difficult-to-communicate side.
The Vikings were enemies with the dragon for generations and were proud of the pursuit of the dragon. No one knows why, no one wants to find out whether a dragon is good or bad, only knowing to do it according to "tradition".
It is in this sharp opposition that a miracle happened.
The legendary Loser Hiccup met a wounded dragon.
He did not hesitate to destroy the tribal tradition of the dragons for many years, chose to help it, and even tamed it.
One person and one dragon establish a friendship that spans the race.
Hiccup also gave the dragon a lovely name, "Toothless" At the same time, he also realized that the dragons in the world are not all evil. There is no need for humans and dragons to fight for you.
Is it possible to create a world where people and dragons coexist in harmony and understand each other?
And what is the relationship between man and dragon?
This issue runs through the beginning of the How To Train Your Dragon series and leaves a lot of places for the audience to think about and to relish. If the first two parts, Hiccup and Toothless are from "taming" to "comrades", then the story of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World makes me completely forget the word "taming".
The film is overflowing with the warmth of companionship and the courage to grow.
Hiccup, who was weak in the past, has become the chief of the tribe.
He led the people to govern the "Berk Island", the hometown of the ancestors of the past dynasties, and lived a life far from the world. Moreover, not only is Hiccup growing alone, but Toothless's growth is also significant.
It is no longer an existence that is considered a pet, but an independent individual that is trustworthy and worthy of dependence. Its friendship with Hiccup is based on equality between the two sides. At the same time, the tribe and the dragon also turned the enemy into a friend and lived in harmony.
They will travel around the world to save the dragons captured by humans.
The film presents an equal and friendly atmosphere between the person and the dragon, which makes it difficult for the dragon to change from a spoiled or mysterious label to a living "person". Berk Island became a utopia in which the dragons live, but hidden threats are everywhere, on the one hand, humans outside the island are still hostile and fearful of the dragons; on the other hand, Berk Island's target is too big, there are too many dragons on the island, and they have long been eyeing the Dragon Knights.
There is no shortage of cool professional and unscrupulous guys in the Dragon Slayer, which is likely to pose a huge threat. Nowadays, the island is not safe outside the island. If you want to keep thousands of dragons, you can only find a refuge where the map is not marked.
This place only exists in myths and legends. It is said to be at the end of the world and is also the place where the dragons originated.
Once you find Hidden World, the dragon on Berk Island will be properly placed. However, the beauty of Hidden World also means that the returning dragon will not return to the human world.
Have Hiccup and Toothless, who have been with each other for many years, finally have to leave each other?
The story is set to this, the world view is shining again - It can be said that the most touching part of the whole series is to accept, is to explore a theme of "crushing prejudice, tearing off labels".
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World re-emphasizes the theme.
In the film, all the dragons were born in "Hidden World". From the source, they are not our world, but the "guests" from afar.
They are actually full of personality, master very complex language, and have emotions of emotions, anger and sadness...
People in Berk Island know that they are not terrible and can live together in peace.
For humans outside the island, these natures are irrelevant; many people refuse to communicate with this mysterious creature, simply rudely classifying them as "heterogeneous" and classifying them as "aggressors." From this point of view, isn’t the way in which human beings treat the dragons in the movie is the epitome of the attitudes of the masses in the real society that treat marginal groups, special groups, and dissidents?
Color discrimination, geographical discrimination, gender discrimination, and prejudice caused by the gap between the rich and the poor, different living habits, and different occupations.
Behind all discrimination and prejudice, there is arrogance hidden.
These prejudices will not only escalate the conflict, but also make it more horrible.
In the movie, the humans regard the dragons as deadly enemies and consider them to be evil and devastating. The concept of "the evil dragon must be removed" has been passed down through generations and rooted in the hearts of the people. Fortunately, Hiccup appeared to break the deadlock between man and dragon.
But why is Hiccup?
The reason is not complicated -
Because Hiccup is also a "heterogeneous" in the eyes of the people.
He is the son of the most brave patriarch of the Vikings, but he is physically weak and slow.
Everyone thinks that he is a waste, has no value, and even he himself is so sure.
Because the body will pass the pain that is not accepted by everyone and cannot be self-identified, the kind Hiccup will try to accept Toothless who has been hurt by the world as a "dragon".
They are also weak and helpless. In this world full of dragons and violent brave, it is difficult to support.
Being able to be a partner, perhaps seeing his own shadow in the other side.
On the other hand, the tribes who have always advocated the use of force and physical strength, witnessed the talent of Hiccup's taming dragon, and his ability to strategize, also showed a convincing acceptance.
Even after Hiccup was still not strong enough, even after losing a leg in the war, the tribe no longer made fun of him with physical defects.
The Berk Island people are actually growing up and learning to communicate with people who are not similar to themselves. In most cases, communication and acceptance are not easy, and even cost a lot –
Hiccup's partner with Toothless means that he is likely to be an enemy of the tribe, even with all mankind;
Berk Island is the world's dragon, and it may be regarded as a "devil's lair" by the world. The people will be treated as evil devils.
Fortunately, the film always has a goodwill.
It allows each person to be willing to let go of their arrogant, understanding other people's roles, and ultimately achieve self-worth, but also tell the audience:
Follow the sound of inner integrity and listen to the voices of all kinds of individuals in the world.
They are not terrible, maybe they are so cute. The ending of the How To Train Your Dragon novel is that all dragons return to Hidden World and completely disappear from the world.
However, after being adapted into a movie, the masters gently presented the audience with a blank of fairy tale.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continues the past style, with many relaxed and humorous plots and brain-opening scenes, but my favorite is also the most impressive, always the details of getting along with the dragon.
Hiccup teaches the soothing bridge of the Toothless sister, the brave gesture of Hiccup and Toothless, and the last hug of Hiccup and Toothless...
I remember that when they first met, Hiccup tried to touch Toothless, but he didn't even have the courage to look at it.
Nowadays, they all grow up, learn to accept, and understand: our hands, in addition to work, battle, and one of the greatest functions - hug, isn't it?
Go hug the one you love, what you feel is the temperature of this How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
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