So, I saw this in the theater back in June, but I've been very behind on my movie reviews. This to me, wasn't as good as the first movie. The visuals are amazing, and the story moves along well. But it lacks the originality and overall heart of the first film. Now, I still li...
DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chief's so... read more
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2014
Stats: 4,900 reviews
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August 8, 2014
"How to Train Your Dragon 2" is so impressive because it not only expands upon and bests it's predecessor on a visual level, but on a thematic one too. The characters we know an love are all here, but this time with even more humor, heart, and exciting aerial hi jinx. Despite a p...
August 5, 2014
It chooses the easy way in some aspects (like Hiccup and his father not feeling any resentment towards the woman who abandoned them) but makes up for it with moments of more complex development (like Drago not changing his mind with mere words), making this a worthy sequel to a g...
July 20, 2014
After the first movie hit a huge success (too bad they should compete with the flawless 'Toy Story 3' in that year), Dreamworks finally did it right by producing its sequel and taking its level to a higher one with more mature character since they are teens now, while the new cha...
July 9, 2014
Hiccup and Toothless battle a dragon-trainer bent on destroying their village.
The bookending voice-overs are textbook examples of how not to do voice-overs, but the interceding story, while predictable and essentially cliche, is delightful. Most of the action is fun, and the st...
June 29, 2014
If 2010's "How to Train Your Dragon" helped put DreamWorks Animation on the map as a legitimate contender to the Pixar throne, then "How to Train Your Dragon 2" is visually one of the most impressive animation experiences ever. Created as the first DreamWorks animated film to use...
June 29, 2014
how rare to find a sequel as good, or maybe better, than its predecessor. the animation was superb, the character development outstanding, and the story about as epic as one can get for a kids movie. the film jumps forward 5 years, a plot device that usually leaves one baffled,...
June 25, 2014
As a continuation of the original film, this is a very well thought out and enjoyable sequel. As a standalone it also entertains, but it has a couple of missteps that the original wouldn't dare make. These films will be a trilogy, as stated by writer/director Dean DeBlois, remini...
June 21, 2014fb535316333
HTTYD2 just seems to be one of those rare franchises that manages to hit the sweet spot despite being a "milking it" sequel.
Visually speaking it's obviously great to look at, what 3D animated films these days aren't? (Disney, Pixar, BlueSky, Dreamworks etc. all doing it right.)...
June 19, 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a different film than its predecessor which is a good thing. Sequels should bring new things to the table and never try and imitate the first film too much. With that said, this sequel doesn't do much with the new material and what we get is an avera...
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