with a couple of patrolled plot threads, a menacing hunter, and compelling event this dragon movie takes the characters through a difficult rite of passage.
The animation seems more sophisticated than the last how to… film I saw and retains the cartoonish nature of every character.
The bad guys are suitably arch and bumbling for a children’s movie.
Things are a bit drawn out at times but overall this felt the right sort of length for the number of plot elements that get introduced, handled, and resolved.
It’s fun and has some tension and I defy you not to shed a tear at some points.