How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

**********Warning the following article may contain spoilers. You have been Warned!*******************

Summary:

It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

My Thoughts:

The sequel takes place five years after the first one and opens up to showing us how good life is now that humans and dragons have started to coexist. They have even come up with a game involving dragon riding, sheep, and baskets, but of course one person is missing Hiccup (Jay Baruchel). He is off exploring the new world around him on Toothless.

Through this exploring Hiccup comes to find that there are people out there trapping dragons to bring back to Drago Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou) who is enslaving the dragons to do his bidding. Of course this does not sit well with Hiccup and he sets out to bring peace back to his home.

I really enjoyed the first movie when it came out and have to say that they have done a good job with the sequel and keeping us interested in what is going on with Hiccup and the gang. And I will have to admit that the 3D is not to bad either but as is usually the case animated movies do a good job incorporating 3D.

The underlining story of the movie though is loyalty and family. We still have the Hiccup and Stoick (Gerard Butler) family relationship. Stoick now believes that  Hiccup is the one to lead the clan in the future but Hiccup still has his self doubts even after the events of the first movie he still does not believe that he can live up to his fathers expectations.

We also see how the relationship between dragons and humans have kind of changed the vikings and their thinking, which factors into the movie further down when Drago shows up and starts reeking havoc and enslaving dragons against their will.

My Recommendation:

This is a great family movie and all will have fun when watching it. So if you are looking for something to do with the family treat them to some dragons.

Movie Info:

Release Date:

13 June 2014

Rating:

PG

Run Time:

102 mins

Director:

Dean DeBlois

Writers:

Dean DeBlois

Starring:

Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jay Baruchel, T.J. Miller, America Ferrera, Djimon Hounsou, Craig Ferguson, Gideon Emery, Andrew Ableson, Derek Blankenship

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