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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (3D) (2014)

Genre: Animation/Comedy/Adventure/Action/Fantasy
 
Starring (voice): Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Kit Harington, Djimon Hounsou
In a direct continuation to the previous movie, Hiccup (Baruchel) has managed to bring peace between his village and the dragons. Dragons and humans now continue to live in harmony but this peace only exists in his village and their are still dragons and humans at war elsewhere. Stoick the Vast (Butler) the Viking chief is adamant on making Hiccup, his son, the next chief, a past that Hiccup is reluctant to take up. On one dragon flying expedition with his friends, Hiccup discovers a huge formation of ice and encounters Eret (Harington) a dragon trapper. Eret traps dragons in the sky and sells them to his master, Drago Bludvist (Hounsou). Drago intends to capture every dragon possible and with the help of the Alpha dragon, a colossal beast to him all dragons must answer to, he shall rule the world. This movie tries to take home the hidden message of peace between animals and humans and succeeds in doing so. The brilliant animation along with a fun story makes this movie a good watch for the average ten-year-old. Attention to detail like the slight stubble that a coming of age Hiccup is growing is fact that DreamWorks understands the need for detailing. The only apparent drawback is the second half of the story where it seems too much happened in too less a time. Perhaps the showdown with Drago could have been juice for a part 3 but I guess the makers didn’t want to take that route. There is no strong connection to the previous movie but a few finer aspects do have a link. All-in-all, a good entertainer but adults can get easily bored.
Thumbs up: Great animation
Thumbs down: Needs a more over whelming story
Rating: 6.5/10
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