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

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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 19

Smart introduced the "Microcar" on May 19, 2007.

Smart Introduces the Microcar

On this day in 2007, the company Smart launched a cross-country road show to promote the smart car making it to 50 cities across the U.S. Under normal driving conditions, the car was designed to achieve 40 plus miles per gallon. The stunt proved itself worthy because by September, the company reported that they had received more than 30,000 registrations from potential buyers. The first Smart cars went on sale in January of 2008 with prices from $12,000 to $21,000.


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