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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Movie Reviews

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01/19/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Little Less Bite Than The First

How to Trail Your Dragon 2 is cute but not as good as the original. As with the first one the movie is beautiful and the dragons are fun, exciting and cute. The story lacks a little from the first one though. It is pretty slow going at the beginning and takes a little while to get going. It finally picks up at the end with some big fun battles but really gets slow in the middle. The returning characters are all great and as I remembered them, fun and bubbly. The new characters that are introduced fell a little flat for me though. They felt a little lifeless and empty compared to fun characters from the first one. It just felt like How to Train Your Dragon 2 had a little less heart than the original. Rarely are sequels better then the original, especially with children's movies. Dreamworks...

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12/17/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Dreamworks' best animated film yet

This is Dreamworks' best animated film to date. It's even better than Shrek, Shrek 2, and the Kung Fu Panda movies. It's vastly superior to the original movie as well and that was already potential classic material for future generations. The story, the animation, the character development, and the size of everything that happens onscreen is unlike anything that Dreamworks Animations has done before.
We see the end result of Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) mending the rift between humans and dragons five years later with a society where both species coexist side-by-side, protecting each other and having fun at the same time. It's a peaceful existence until the arrival of a would-be dictator named Drago Bludvist (a menacingDjimon Hounsou) and his mind-controlled dragon army. Hiccup, his now-suppor...

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06/15/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Training's Over

'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is a solid sequel. It has a mostly good story, amazing animation, and a rather sweeping large scale. However, this time around I was not as invested. I never grew attached to the characters the first time around, so when the dramatic moments reach higher ambition I was not as enthralled. A couple of those moments were predictable. Also, the human villain lacked any personality and served minor purpose. The supporting characters were only window dressing this time. The dragons are marvelous. Each one is detailed, distinct, and visually memorable. None look or act similar. The flying/action scenes continue to impress. And Hiccup rises to the heroic pedestal even more so. A worthy sequel, with minor problems holding it back from being as great as the ...

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06/13/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Best Animated Film in a Long Time

How to Train your Dragon may go down in history as one of the greatest animated films of all time. Itís pacing is perfect, its stakes are high and its story is almost seamless. Itís actually considerably better then the first How to Train your Dragon. Itís even better then other modern Disney animated movies like Frozen and Wreck-it-Ralph. Itís not perfect, but itís another in a surprisingly long line of incredibly entertaining 2014 summer blockbusters that have exceeded my expectations.

Whatís truly awesome about this sequel is how it never pulls its punches. Do you remember Lion King? When Simba's father died? And we saw his corpse? I never thought that a modern childrenís flick would hit emotionally on that level again, but How to Train Your Dragon does. It doesnít talk down ...

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