How To Train Your Dragon is back and to say people are excited is an understatement. With the success of How To Train Your Dragon and its sequel, a third movie in the animated franchise was almost a given. The first movie debuted in 2010, with How To Train Your Dragon 2 following in 2014.
What is the How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World age rating?
According to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is rated PG.
PG stands for Parental Guidance, which the BBFC describes as: “General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.
“A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older.
“Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.”
For How To Train Your Dragon 3 specifically, BBFC cites ‘threat’, ‘violence’ and ‘language’ as reasons behind the rating.
The BBFC describes thread at: “Scenes of mild threat show humans and dragons in danger.
“Scenes include action sequences in which heroes evade attacks from brainwashed dragons who spit buckets of green acid at them and attempt to stab them with their scorpion-like tails.”
The violence referenced is: “Vikings carry weapons such as swords and axes, which are used in battle sequences, but without any sight of blood or injury.
“Dragons breathe fire at their enemies, whilst other creatures spit green venom.”
The mild bad language cited by BBFC includes ‘bloody’, as well as some milder terms: “for example, ‘screwed’, ‘screw-up’, ‘butt’, ‘God'”.
The BBFC adds: “There is also some very mild rude humour.”
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World currently holds an impressive 98 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The critics’ consensus reads: “The rare trilogy capper that really works, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings its saga to a visually dazzling and emotionally affecting conclusion.”
How to Train Your Dragon 3’s official plot synopsis reads: “Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia.
“The sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced.
Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.
“As their true destinies are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together-to the very ends of the Earth-to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.”
Even for those afraid to brave the cold weather, going to your local cinema for How to Train Your Dragon 3 is worth it.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is now playing in cinemas.