It’s strange to say, especially as someone usually hasty to criticize movies for overstaying their welcome, but if “The Hidden World” was even just five to ten minutes longer, it would allow for more development for Hiccup and his struggle without sacrificing any of the time we spend with Toothless and the Light Fury. It’s the conclusion of a critically acclaimed trilogy, DreamWorks! Treat yourself!
“A Dog’s Way Home” plays less like a movie than it does a series of stitched together YouTube videos, as if an aspiring editor with a lot of time on their hands took to the internet, cut together the most endearing stock footage of dogs they could find and somehow convinced Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) to do a voiceover. In that light, it sounds almost pleasant, right? The problem, of course, is that “A Dog’s Way Home” isn’t a YouTube video. It’s a movie, which comes with certain expectations.