Posted on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
For years, DreamWorks was comfortably settled into its role as the bargain bin Pixar, coasting its way through with thinly veiled Pixar knock-offs and Shrek sequels. But the How to Train Your Dragon franchise signaled a change for the studio. Here was an animation studio that was finally going to take itself seriously, that was going to prioritize storytelling and characters and deliver lush, jaw-dropping visuals. Sure, there would be your occasional Boss Baby, and let’s not discount the underrated joys of the Kung Fu Panda movies. But with the studio’s newest film, Abominable, it seemed like DreamWorks was ready to go further down the path that How to Train Your Dragon established. However, it seems like it may still take them a while to get there.