29 September 2019 | jaldridge1705
Simple harmless fun, as long as you understand what you're watching.
By that, I mean that this is not canon to the original How To Train Your Dragon trilogy. When you look at this show for what it actually is - a spin-off series set in the How To Train Your Dragon universe, aimed at a very young demographic - there is definitely something of merit here. It's simple, entertaining, cute, funny, and teaches great messages to it's target audience such as teamwork, bravery, and using strategy. I realise that the original trilogy and TV shows also establish these messages excellently, but this show makes them more accessible for younger children who might not appreciate those themes in the original trilogy as much as older children do. I think what has surprised me the most is actually the humour; it does have some quite funny moments which I didn't expect, because it doesn't fall back on stupid toilet jokes or other easy attempts at humour. I'm not saying that you'll be crying with laughter by the end, or will really remember anything specifically funny after watching it, but it still seems like the creators actually cared about making a good, simple, well-made young children's show.
The only reason for me knocking the rating down a few points is because the show isn't the most original at times. There are some striking similarities to other young children's shows like The Lion Guard, which also feature a group of creatures with unique abilities which they use to help others. However, it is not a carbon copy, and this show shines in it's execution of animation, voice acting, characters and story. All in all, a great little kids show!