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Many moviegoers have been ugly crying over the third How To Train Your Dragon and letting the world know it, thanks to the film’s sad but satisfying ending between best pals Hiccup and Toothless. During a recent press visit to DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, I spoke with the voice behind Hiccup, Jay Baruchel, and asked him just how it feels to know the world is crying a river over his latest film. Here’s what he told me:
Here comes the waterworks again! Like Jay Baruchel said to CinemaBlend, there’s some sort of pride that comes with the reaction this How To Train Your Dragon movie is receiving. Yes, the actor has seen the various social media posts of fans (many adults) posting emotional selfies after seeing the film. It’s the highest-acclaim the movie could wish for, especially when delivering on a gratifying ending to a franchise isn’t common.
The How To Train Your Dragon series started in 2010, and it has been over four years since the sequel came out in 2014. Many fans have grown up watching Hiccup and Toothless bond, certainly finding likeness to their relationships with their pets, parents and children, and what it feels like to grow up within the imaginative space of vikings and dragons created through these films.
Jay Baruchel has been playing Hiccup for around 12 years, so his sweet words in reaction to the early emotional response from fans understandably puts a smile on his face. He tipped a figurative Viking helmet to audiences everywhere who have enjoyed and supported these films and is especially thankful that people are receiving the ending warmly.
The third Dragon movie follows Hiccup and his dragon Toothless once again as the dragon falls in love with a Light Fury and the Berkians race to find a safe haven for dragons they’ve taken under their wing when a dragon hunter named Grimmel the Grisley is hot on their trail.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World comes to theaters on February 22. Don’t forget to bring tissues!