Disclosure: “My family was given complimentary tickets to facilitate this review. However all opinions are ours and were not influenced in any way”.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review
If Life has taught me anything it is to be wary of sequels; they fail miserably more often than not. However, in the case of How to Train your Dragon they’ve succeeded in recreating the overall sense of comradeship, progress and wholesome goodness that predominates in the first film without the stale feeling that prolonging a movie another two hours would cause . They stick with pretty much the same recipe for the second one. If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. Using the same cast which includes Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Jonah Hill among others and also incorporating some new characters with Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou.
It starts where the first one ends. The Viking way of life has changed quite a bit. A symbiotic relationship has been formed between the dragons and the Vikings. Everyone has bonded to at least one of them and use the dragons in the most creative ways to help. Hiccup is no longer considered the village screw-up, the people revere him for his inventions and his knowledge of dragons. So much so that he is considered to be the only logical choice to succeed his father as chief of his people. However, Hiccup is more interested in exploring, expanding his knowledge of dragons and finding out if there are any nightfurys like toothless left alive.
On one of his expeditions he and toothless discover an ice cave filled with hundreds of new dragons and a mysterious dragon rider that adds a very interesting twist to our story.
In concussion, this sequel is a fun family film that entertains both adults and children. It is fast paced so it should keep the attention of the little ones and it is clever and funny for the older audience. I recommend this movie with full confidence. If you like the first one then you will definitely enjoy this one.
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