Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dragons: Race to the Edge - When Darkness Falls

The search for a temporary base to continue their exploration of the maps held inside the Dragon Eye leads Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his friends to a small island inhabited by chickens and a group of small nocturnal dragons who band together and swarm around a leader, named Smidvarg by Tuffnut (T.J. Miller), to form the appearance of a far more imposing giant dragon to ward off predators (such as the Changewings who prey on the weaker dragons).

Initially dismissing Tuffnut's claim of a giant dragon as another tall tale and an attempt to scare them, while they continue to squabble among themselves as to the make-up of their new home, eventually the group uncovers the truth about Smidvarg and the Night Terrors coming to accept the dragons as a part of their new home. "When Darkness Falls" may not lead the group much further in their charting of the great unknown, but it does introduce a new type of swarming dragon and provide the origin for the team's new home base from where their journeys will continue while teasing us on its final design that incorporates the best ideas of each member of the team.

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