Have you been reading about the incredible overseas success of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – it’s already broken records in Australia and New Zealand – and wondering why you can’t see it here, in the U.S., like now? Well calm your fire-breathing self down a minute, because we have some good news.
You can see the third How to Train Your Dragon film, which is currently Fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer based on early reviews, at a series of exclusive early-access screenings on February 2 – three weeks before the movie opens everywhere. To attend one of the exclusive early showings, just purchase your tickets through Fandango here.
The movie – which opens everywhere on February 22 – is the third installment in one of the best-reviewed animated franchises ever made (or non-animated franchises for that matter). The first How to Train Your Dragon is Certified Fresh at 98%, while the second movie, released in 2014, is Certified Fresh at 91%.
Writer-director Dean DeBlois is back on board for the third film – which sees Hiccup discovering he isn’t the world’s only remaining Night Fury – and early indications are that the Fresh roll will continue. Critics are saying DeBlois and his team of filmmakers have delivered a final flourish that’s as thrilling as it is moving.
The new movie features the voices of series returnees Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and adds Kristin Wiig as well as Kit Harington to the mix – a fine bit of meta casting.
It’s said to be the last film in the series; to be among the first people to see it, buy your tickets now.