The How to Train Your Dragon franchise holds a special place in the hearts of many fans. The conclusion – How to Train Your Dragon 3 – is in theaters now! Is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World kid friendly? Here’s a parent guide on language, violence, tense situations, and sexual content in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
Is How to Train Your Dragon 3 Kid Friendly?
Overall the content of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is very kid friendly. I was pleasantly surprised at the lack of bad language (I’m looking at you Incredibles 2) and mature themes. There are some tense and scary situations as Hiccup and Toothless find themselves having to leave Berk, because of a threat to the dragons.
Profanity in How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World
There were no traditional 4-letter bad words in How to Train Your Dragon 3. There was some rude humor for little ones like the use of the word butt, bloody (as in the European use of the word), burning undies, loser, and the use of the Lord’s name in vain.
Sexual Content in How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World
There were a couple of kisses and flirting between some of the characters, but it was all mild and animated. Toothless falls in love with another Dragon, and there are a couple long scenes of their courtship which is cute, but some kids may find it boring.
Violence and Scary Situations in How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World
Grimmel is the villain in How to Train Your Dragon 3. He wants to kill every Night Fury, including Toothless. So there are fighting scenes with homes and things being burnt down. Also, some of the dragons are mistreated and trapped, which can be upsetting to small children. Some of Grimmel’s dragons are mean and scary and try to harm Hiccup and his friends.
Is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Appropriate for Kids Under 8?
It depends. I would recommend How to Train Your Dragon : The Hidden World for kids ages 8 and up. I would also bring my 6-year-old daughter, because I don’t think there’s anything in the movie that would frighten her. Preschoolers who can sit through movies and who like dragons would also enjoy the funny jokes, the beautiful animation, and the playful scenes between Toothless and the Light Fury.
Should You Take Your Kids to See How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World?
Yes, yes, and yes! I love to support and promote family friendly films that entertain and delight without being profane. It’s no wonder that there are fans of all ages of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. When I went to the movie theater, I saw a mom with young kids, an elderly couple with no kids, young adults, and just a mix of all ages.
This film is fabulous for family members of all ages. They’ve got jokes for teens and adults that made me snort like, “For Thor’s sake,” and “People who fly with babies are the worst,” when flying on dragons. There are butt jokes for the elementary-school age crowd, and stunning visual effects and animation for the whole crowd.
Have you ever been to Pandora: The World of Avatar or on Flights of Passage in Walt Disney World? That’s what I felt like when watching this movie. When you get a glimpse of the The Hidden World, you feel like you’re flying through this enchanted world full of peace.
You’ll also have topics to talk about with the family afterwards like love, friendship, sacrifice, courage, and self-confidence. I was anxious to see how this chapter was going to close in How to Train Your Dragon.
Do you have to watch the first two How to Train Your Dragon movies before you watch The Hidden World? I don’t think so. There are references to the other movies, but you can follow the story with no problem.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is kid friendly and a love letter to the fans. There’s a lot of heart and lessons we all need to learn. I don’t think the fandom will be disappointed; I sure wasn’t.
Here’s a short How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World video review if you want the quick gist!