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At a glance

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) is a 3D animated feature loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell where it sets in a fictional viking world filled with dragons. Spare me though, I haven't watch the first one so I can't compare it with the original one; mentioned in one of my previous post before that 2010 isn't a great year for me and that, is the reason I missed most films that period BUT I can tell you whether it's worth to watch; and the answer is YES, you should watch it if you haven't!

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Synopsis

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.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

For a legendary creature lover like me, it's pretty easy to love How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) because there are all sorts of cuddly, playful dragons in this film. There are also plenty of distinctive characters, mostly adorable and hilarious in their own ways so the film is generally fun to watch! The animation is stunning, the plot is admirable but sad to say that there is not much authentic dragon actions (the dragons are being controlled most of the time) and it is not emotional enough. Perhaps they did not intend to make people to get emotional and tear but I really feel that deaths should, at least be given more elements or screen time to it ... I don't enjoy the fact one of the dragons that I am fond of just die (quite easily too) and be gone forever. </3

Nonetheless, it is a great 3D animated film and for a second I thought I started to develop acrophobia by watching this film! This film also make me want a companion dragon, so bad :< Even told my girl friends "I wish that I have a dragon" as we walk out of the theatre. T-T

Who will like this?

Dragon (especially modern Western-styled dragon) lovers!! While I don't regard Dragons as animals or pets since they are majestic, legendary creatures, people who are fond of animals and pets would also love this film because the dragons depicted in this film are so endearing!

PS. This film is directed by the co-creator of Disney's Lilo & Stitch!

Details of the movie

Director: Dean DeBlois
Producer: Bonnie Arnold
Story: Cressida Cowell
Screenplay: Dean DeBlois
Cinematography: Not sure
Music: John Powell
Studio: Dreamworks Animation
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Adventure Comedy Fantasy
Running time: 102 mins
Budget: USD 145,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 585,449,482 est.

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Original post from Rosalyn's Blog.
This article is a part of Rosalyn's Animated Movie Marathon.
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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Poster

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