'How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming' review: Toothless and Hiccup provide a major throwback to the beautiful bond between Vikings and dragons
Earlier the town used to buzz with the energy of the dragons but now the children are the life of this town. We do miss seeing the dragons though.
This contains spoilers for the film 'How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming'
NBC just premiered one of the most awaited Christmas films of this year, 'How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming' and it is a must-watch Holiday special film. In March this year, we witnessed Toothless finding the love of his life and towards the end, the Vikings and dragons part ways to live their life on their own terms.
Time has whooshed past and it has been 10 years since the Vikings and dragons made any contact with each other. Everybody is all grown-up, our protagonists Hiccup and Astrid have two adorable children now so we can say that a lot has changed in a decade. Earlier the town used to buzz with the energy of the dragons but now the children are the life of this town. We miss seeing the dragons and their funny antics.
Hiccup recalls the times he spent with Toothless and cherishes all the wonderful memories of the adventures they had together. Vikings and dragons share a very special bond and history is proof. Unfortunately, that history wasn't very well received by the new generation of Viking kids as they consider dragons to be nothing but savage ruthless monsters just like in Hiccup's childhood. Looks can be deceptive, and all that matters is who you are on the inside. This is a major throwback to the first movie of the beloved franchise.
The kids are now in need of a lesson to learn about the epic history of how dragons and Vikings bonded. Perspectives needed to be changed and to do this, Astrid urges that the Snoggletog Pageant be held to commemorate the forgotten mystical relationship.
Meanwhile, Toothless, on an island far away, lives with Light Fury and their three little dragon babies. We couldn't help but go nuts over those adorable babies! They are so cute and their big beady eyes and naughtiness remind us of Toothless when he was little. Even after a decade, Toothless too remembers Hiccup and misses him a lot. He even draws a little figure that looks like Hiccup and he shows it to his babies. Those three little dragon babies are very naughty, as they sneak out to search for Hiccup, only to land on the island of Berke during the Snoggletog festival!
While Hiccup and co. are helping the kids learn about the historical relationship with the help of a skit, the dragon babies see Hiccup and recognize him instantly. Hiccup is dressed as Toothless and just when the act commences, a fire breaks out and people run helter-skelter. Amidst all this chaos, Toothless sweeps in and saves Hiccup from falling off the cliff. It was almost unbelievable for Hiccup to see Toothless and his family.
As both their families mingle, the kids realize that not all dragons are monsters. This could be the beginning of something new and hopefully, we get to see more of these characters in the future.
In ten years, both the boys have grown up and now have families of their own. It is such a warm feeling to be around your loved ones, especially during the Holidays as it makes the festival a wholesome experience.
We'd say don't miss on this one.