The emotional finale of DreamWorks Animation's beloved fantasy-adventure franchise, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is both heartwarming and bittersweet, bringing to a definitive conclusion the story of the unlikely friendship between Hiccup and Toothless.
Set a year after the events of the 2014 film, The Hidden World finds Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) now chief of his Viking village of Berk, which has become a dragon utopia. However, the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the arrival of the greatest threat yet to Berk, forcing Hiccup and Toothless to leave their home in search of a hidden world previously believed to be myth.
The film perfectly caps off the saga that began in 2010, while still leaving the door open to other, eventual adventures. That leads us to the question at hand: Does The Hidden World include a post-credits scene that places a period at the end of the story, or else teases what may be yet to come?
The short answer is no, there is no post-credits sequence.
Viewers who have followed the growth of Hiccup and Toothless for the better part of a decade -- and with them the villagers of Berk -- can safely exit the theater when the credits begin to roll, in search of more tissues or a quiet corner of the cineplex where they can cry in relative peace.
That said, if you can remain in your seat through the credits, you'll be treated to some fun animation that's definitely worth postponing the mad dash to the restroom, the concession stand or the parking lot.
Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Justin Rupple, Kristen Wiig and F. Murray Abraham. The film opens Friday nationwide.