‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

This Day in Pop Culture for May 12

Skateboarder Tony Hawk was born on May 12, 1968.

Tony Hawk is Born

Though seen as a confident sports icon, skateboarder Tony Hawk, now 46, wasn’t always as cocky. When he was really young and playing a little league game, he struck out. He became so embarrassed that he went hiding until his father found him. He turned his attention to skateboarding and by the time he was 14, he became a professional receiving nicknames like “The Birdman” for his aerial stunts. Hawk was the first skater to successfully land a 900 degree spin out of a half pipe. Years later, he is known worldwide. Hawk has three children. Riley has also become a professional skater.


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