REVIEW: Abominable (2019)

DreamWorks Animation is one studio that’s always interested me, but not always for the better. They’ve made some of my favorite movies, namely The Prince of Egypt and the How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda franchises. However, triumphs like these are vastly outnumbered by their stinkers and middling efforts. Their third and …

You Should be Watching: The Road to El Dorado (2000)

Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, the home of lost and forgotten movies and TV shows. This week, we’re blazing a trail through Central America to find the City of Gold with Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline in DreamWorks’ The Road to El Dorado. The film was a bona fide box office bomb at …

REVIEW: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

This weekend saw the release of the third and ostensibly final entry in the How to Train Your Dragon film series, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. I loved the first movie and liked the second one, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting this film along with the series’ other fans around the world. …

REVIEW: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Usually I have reservations when a sequel, spin-off, or basically any continuation of a movie I liked is announced; however, I could not have been more ready for more after I saw DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon. The first movie introduced a breathtaking world full of interesting characters, and there was still plenty more …

REVIEW: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

In film discourse, you hear a lot about creativity and the overuse of certain tropes and plot points. However, it’s always interested me that a lot of the most famous and beloved movies contain these tropes and archetypes, and are even celebrated for them. As for me, some of my favorite movies make use of …