How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)



Action (2019)
104mins US

Starring: Gerard Butler, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, Jay Baruchel, F Murray Abraham, America Ferrera
Director: Dean DeBlois
Writer(s): Dean DeBlois
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

One year after the Viking funeral of his father Stoick The Vast, Hiccup leads his tribe in daring night-time raids to rescue caged dragons. He leads the liberated beasts back to their cliffside village of Berk. Trusted adviser and blacksmith Gobber the Belch grows increasingly concerned about Hiccup's bravado. Soon after, the young tribal chief locks horns with notorious dragon hunter Grimmel, who issues a chilling ultimatum: surrender every fire-breathing beast in Berk or perish.

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How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

The third time's a bittersweet, crowd-pleasing charm for the computer-animated adventures based on the books penned by Cressida Cowell. Directed at a brisk pace by Dean DeBlois, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World soars in the slipstream of earlier films, which tenderly sketched the friendship between a Viking boy called Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and a Night Fury dragon christened Toothless. That unshakeable bond between man and beast is tested to (heart)breaking point in DeBlois's script, which recycles themes of selflessness and devotion to their natural conclusion without sacrificing the tenderness, raw emotion or uproarious humour which have become the series' trademarks...

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Copyright: Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation. Caption: Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) rides Toothless into battle in How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, directed by Dean DeBlois. All Rights Reserved.Admittedly, there are scorch marks of deja vu on a plot that pits Hiccup and his Viking brethren against a sadistic villain who has hunted Night Furies - the alphas of the dragon world - to the brink of extinction. At this point in the storytelling, DeBlois could afford to take a few chances rather than rest on the franchise's beautifully animated laurels. The writer-director doesn't tamper with the winning formula of the two previous chapters and underscores existing alliances with rousing support from returning composer John Powell, who sounds the battle cry for sobs from traumatised parents as cherished characters make glorious self-sacrifices for the people and creatures they adore.

One year after the Viking funeral of his father Stoick The Vast (voiced by Gerard Butler), Hiccup (Baruchel) leads his tribe in daring night-time raids to rescue caged dragons. He is accompanied by sweetheart Astrid (America Ferrera), mother Valka (Cate Blanchett) and buddies Snoutlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Rupple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). The humans lead these liberated beasts back to their cliffside village of Berk. Trusted adviser and blacksmith Gobber the Belch (Craig Ferguson) grows increasingly concerned about the overcrowded conditions in Berk and Hiccup's bravado. "One day, you're going to pick a fight you can't win," Gobber counsels the young tribal chief, who feels invincible with Toothless by his side. Soon after, Hiccup locks horns with notorious dragon hunter Grimmel (F Murray Abraham), who issues a chilling ultimatum: surrender every fire-breathing beast in Berk or perish. "Have my dragons ready when I return," snarls Grimmel, "or I will destroy everything you love."

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World oscillates between parallel romances - Hiccup and Astrid, Toothless and a Light Fury - to emphasise the importance of partnerships in building a brighter future. Energetic vocal performances complement the colourful and detailed visuals, which crank up a gear when the film descends into the titular secret realm, where beasts large and small flourish in safety from the prying, predatory eyes of humanity. If this is the final time Hiccup and co take flight, it is a sweetly satisfying and soaring swansong.

- Jo Planter

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Copyright: Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Animation. Caption: Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) rides Toothless into battle in How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, directed by Dean DeBlois. All Rights Reserved.


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Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 12th April
To Thursday 18th April

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Kennedy Centre Belfast Omniplex
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Dartmouth, The Flavel
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Gainsborough, Trinity Arts Centre
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hertford, Hertford Theatre
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard Theatre
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Market Drayton, Festival Drayton Centre
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Newtownards, IMC Newtownards
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Omagh, Omagh Omniplex
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Pershore, Number 8 Community Arts Centre
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, The Old Market Hall
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wirksworth, The Northern Light Cinema
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York
From Friday 19th April
To Thursday 25th April

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Andover, Odeon Andover
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Ayr, Odeon Ayr
- Banbury, Odeon Banbury
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, mac
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Bishop's Stortford, Empire Bishop's Stortford
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Odeon Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bromborough, Odeon Bromborough
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Odeon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Catterick Garrison, Empire Catterick Garrison
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleford, Studio Cinema
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Cromer, Regal Movieplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Odeon Darlington
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Derby QUAD
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dorchester, Odeon Dorchester
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Odeon Point Village
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dunstable, Grove Theatre
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Odeon Exeter
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falmouth, Phoenix Cinema
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hastings, Odeon Hastings
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Helston, Flora
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- Hereford, The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre For The Arts
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Ilfracombe, Embassy Cinema
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Keswick, Alhambra Cinema
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Kingsbridge, Kings Cinema
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Odeon Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Odeon Leicester
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llanelli, Odeon Llanelli
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Mansfield, Odeon Mansfield
- Melksham, Melksham Assembly Hall
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Newark, Odeon Newark
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Northallerton, The Forum
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Northwich, Odeon Northwich
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Okehampton, Carlton Cinema
- Oldham, Odeon Oldham
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Penistone, Paramount Cinema
- Penzance, Savoy
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Pontardawe, Pontardawe Arts Centre
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Prestatyn, Scala Cinema
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rickmansworth, Watersmeet Theatre
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stafford, Odeon Luxe Stafford
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- St Ives, The Royal
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Sunderland, Empire Sunderland
- Sutton Coldfield, Empire Sutton Coldfield
- Swadlincote, Odeon Swadlincote
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Tenbury Wells, The Regal
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurso, Thurso Cinema
- Tiverton, Tivoli
- Torquay, Central Cinema
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wellington, Wellesley Cinema
- West Bromwich, Odeon West Bromwich
- Weston-super-Mare, Odeon Weston-Super-Mare
- Wigan, Empire Wigan
- Wirksworth, The Northern Light Cinema
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Woodbridge, The Riverside
- Worcester, Odeon Worcester
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- York, Vue York


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