With the third Season of Dragons: Race To The Edge due to debut on Netflix on June 24, viewers should have just enough time for a catch up binge on the first 26 episodes. If you haven't already, here's a list of reasons why you should watch this brilliant series.
1. Great Animation
While not quite on the same level as the two How To Train Your Dragon movies, the animation in Race To The Edge is surprisingly polished compared to many other CGI animated series.
2. Many Of The Film's Voice Actors Return
Jay Baruchel, voice of Hiccup, America Ferrera, voice of Astrid, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, voice of Fishlegs, and TJ Miller as Tuffnut all reprise their roles from the films. David Tennant also returns in the recurring role of Snotlout's Father, Spitelout.
3. It Fills The Gap Between The Two Films
Any Dragons fan would be well aware that a five-year time jump occurs between the original How To Train Your Dragon and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Race To The Edge bridges some of that gap, covering events such as how Stoick obtained his dragon, Skullcrusher, and how Hiccup perfected the gliding suit he uses in How To Train Your Dragon 2.
4. More Screen-Time For The Other Dragon Riders
Is your Snotlout your favorite Dragon Rider? Or maybe it's the twins, Ruffnut and Tuffnut. You're in luck! While the movies largely focus on Hiccup and Toothless, Race To The Edge is very much an ensemble. The other Riders, and their dragons, all get a chance to shine.
5. Great Supporting Characters
Being a series, Race To The Edge has much more room to accommodate a supporting cast, and recurring Villains, all of whom are well developed.
While Season One leading Villain Dagur The Deranged is often jovial with Hiccup, he always provides a valid threat.
Heather, a fellow dragon rider making a return appearance from the earlier series Dragons: Riders Of Berk, will keep viewers guessing as to her true intentions.
6. More Dragons
Race To The Edge introduces a wide array of new dragon species to the Dragons universe. The most notable of these would be Windshear, an armor-scaled Razorwhip dragon ridden by Heather, and the Night Terrors, a swarm of tiny dragons who become guardians of the Dragon Riders new base of operations, Dragon's Edge.
If you are a fan of the How To Train Your Dragon films, then I guarantee you will love Dragons: Race To The Edge.
Check it out before the new season arrives on Netflix on June 24.