How to Train Your Dragon 2(2014)
Picking up five years after the first movie, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless set out to explore unmapped territories and discover new worlds. Winner of Best Animated Movie at the 2015 Golden Globes. Also features the voice talents of Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harrington, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Gerard Butler.... More
Hiccup and Toothless come across an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons, looked after by a mysterious new dragon rider. However, the emergence of Drago – a feared conqueror looking to build a dragon army – could mean the end of the peaceful harmony between humans and dragons. The bond between Hiccup and Toothless is strong, but the crushing iron fist of Drago may prove too much for the pair.
A third film has been announced, set for release in 2016, also to be directed by Dean DeBlois.Hide
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BY Liam Maguren Flicks Writer
DreamWorks’ surprisingly awesome How to Train Your Dragon wrangled together colourful and imaginative creature designs, resonating themes surrounding parent-child angst and ignorance through fear, and top-class animation that made flying look so damn cool. The sequel doesn’t attempt to take things in a completely new direction, choosing instead to expand its world and characters with great success. Oh, and the flying sequences still look so damn cool. (I got goosebumps at one point.)... More
Hiccup is now 20 years old, wiser and more confident while maintaining his affectionate bond with both Toothless and Astrid – playfully demonstrated early on in one of the film’s most subtle and memorable scenes. He’s created new gadgets, new modes of flying and charted more territory, but still hasn’t discovered a sense of who he is. That all changes when he happens upon his estranged mother, whose long absence from society has turned her into a sort-of cool crazy cat lady – but with dragons. The pair’s rocky relationship feels light in comparison to the original’s father-son conflict, but she’s an extremely well-realised character nonetheless.
A new threat comes in the form of Drago, a chest-thumping man mountain who looks to dominate everything by making a dragon army and shouting an awful lot. He’s a fairly one-note villain – conquering his fears by being fearsome is all there is to him – but it’s in service of teaching its young male audience an important lesson in masculinity: trust is more powerful than control.Hide
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BY rosiew superstar
I die a little on the inside when a favourite film of mine has a sequel announced, so I was feeling all happy when this film lived up to all the rage. I giggled along with the ten-year-olds sitting behind me in the cinema. It was truly the perfect sequel. For all the animation and family movie lovers.