This blog isn’t going to go anywhere if I continue sitting around waiting until I finish all my Grand Important Philosophical Statements on art and the meaning of literature and justice and What Writing Means to Me… I may as well start with the little things and see what evolves.
Little things like BIG DRAGONS.
(Very mild spoilers within, but this is the official trailer so they must be all right with you seeing them.)
There’s a spoiler in this trailer that makes me VERY HAPPY, by importing a little somethin’ somethin’ from the books — one that overturns a far-too-common trope in children’s movies.
(I feel comfortable saying the following because Cressida Cowell has gone on record as being an avid supporter of these films: I like about 90 percent of the departures this film series made from Cowell’s series — I like her series, but they are not the sort of kids’ book that work on two levels for me, and I’m pleased both versions of her ‘verse exist — but this one thing Dreamworks did really bothered me, and I’m glad they dragged it back into alignment. Although… those father-son memorial hats will have to be explained now…)
And honestly, the trailer overall is assuaging a lot of my sequel terror, really.
We shall see.
I will get right onto the philosophical stuff when I finish my dissertation.
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