Ok, so this might be the most controversial post yet…I gotta say it… I liked How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
I know this is probably the most divisive conversation starter we’ve heard here but hear me out.
I will grant there may be shortcomings from a worldview perspective…however, I was shocked by some of the issues raised by the story line.
Namely, marriage is for life, and always is accompanied by sorrow. Marriage is a function of man’s need of a helper, but the helper is not condescending or demeaning but supports and follows. Singleness isn’t not put forward as the ideal. The main character is prodded to embrace his masculine role of, not just chief, but also husband. And it seems that his masculinity is eventually solidified as leader, husband and father.
There is a part mid-way through where the main character observes someone ascending to his duties as leader and patriarch, and the main character’s “love interest” also observing remarks “now that is a real king”. This is the moment that spurs him forward to accepting the duties of his role.
Anyone else see it? Please don’t hate on me for posting this but I just couldn’t keep it to myself.