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How to Train Your Dragon 2
The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. 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.
The original How to Train Your Dragon was Dreamworks only truly great animated film meaning any sequel would be approached with equal parts excitement and trepidation. First time around I was utterly captivated by the relationship between a gawky viking boy and his adorable dragon companion but how could a second film possibly replicate the same intimate relationship and sparkling chemistry? Wisely it doesn’t. Although the friendship between Hiccup and Toothless remains a crucial element, the film is bigger, bolder and darker as it expands upon the viking-dragon universe.
Dean DeBlois - taking over sole directing duties for the first time - follows the Empire Strikes Back template for movie sequels. This is still very much the same world and…
I entered the cinema today to see How to Train Your Dragon 2 with seemingly impossible expectations, holding the first installment in my heart as one of the finest achievements in animation, and anything less than the same level of storytelling, emotional resonance and fun would have been a disappointment. In fact, its fair to say I expected an even better film than the first because as Hiccup and Toothless get older, I wanted the films to mature along with them, much like the progression of the Harry Potter series.
Typically when I sit down in a theater expecting this level of greatness, I inevitably exit feeling a tad disappointed because what I envisioned in my mind isn't fully realized…
In the summer of 2010, DreamWorks Animation released their finest feature in the form of How To Train Your Dragon which surprised everyone with its remarkable balance between story & animation elements and remains a rollicking adventure for all ages. Surfacing 4 years later amidst enormous hype is How To Train Your Dragon 2 and how does it fare in comparison to its predecessor? Let's find out.
Set 5 years after the events of the previous film, How To Train Your Dragon 2 continues the expedition of Hiccup & his pet dragon, Toothless, as they embark on a new journey to discover & map unexplored lands & territories. But when they come across a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new…
What's It About?: Hiccup discovers a secret dragon paradise with a ton of dragons... and that his mom is a hippie. A Viking hippie.
Who's In It?: The voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Djimon Hounsou, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jon Snow.
The Good: Toothless. Can't get enough of Toothless. The jaw-dropping visuals. Lots and lots of dragons. Bigger dragons. Bigger action. Toothless upgrade. Good, clean, family fun.
The Bad: The story sticks out as the weak link here. It's less cohesive and emotionally-involving compared to the 2010 movie. There are some interesting plot points here and there, but as whole, it just doesn't flow as smoothly as the original.
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Mostly of the The details of the art work; from the jug of water overflowing the liquid on the brown skin of this canteen , or not only just that but like when green mountains of ice explode in battle between dragons and humans, multiple pieces explore and flood the battlefield in the snow throughout the projection of a battle next to a epic level, is to give these remarkable examples of how the scenery is assembled and matured with time, and not only that but also the skin and people mature; and also Stoic, The Vast thick beards with white…
I prefer it's predecessor, but How to Train Your Dragon 2 is almost just as good. Nonetheless, another very solid entry from DeamWorks animation!
Neierasti tumšas noskaņas un krāsas multenē, kas nav Bērtona multene. Brīžiem kaut kur tas viss atgādināja ziemu Troņu spēlēs, brīžiem milzu monstru kautiņu kā Godzillās... Un tad vēl tā tēva nāve. Tā kā kādā pieaugušo filmā, vien tie smieklīgie viepļi atgādina, ka šī tomēr ir vikingu+pūķu pasaku multene.
Toties mamma atradās.
Atķesējam, ka esam redzējuši un gaidām nākamo pilnmetrāžas laidienu, jo seriāliņš "Dreamwork Dragons" jau dzīvo savu dzīvi ar šiem pašiem tēliem un raksturiem.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Protect our people. It's your destiny."
-Stoick the Vast
How to Train Your Dragon 2 was a film i didn't much attention when it came out. I wasn't interested at all in it and i didn't even watch it's trailer. I liked the first one a lot but it seemed like this sequel was not necessary at least in my eyes. I wasn't particularly excited for the sequel and it seemed like it could be one of those sequels made just for the money where the quality would be left out. It oddly premiered at Cannes and the buzz was alright and after becoming a huge commercial hit, there was also a consensus that this was a worthy sequel to…
That's how you make a sequel.
That's how you make an animation movie.
That's how you make dragons look like the most adorable pets.
That's how you gather a terrific voice actors cast.
That's..... holy shit this was good.
I was very much in awe and pleasantly surprised when I first experienced a DreamWorks film titled How to Train Your Dragon in theaters back in 2010. After being similarly wowed by Kung Fu Panda with its clever mixes of comedy, drama, and kick-butt action, I realized that even with DreamWorks notorious for the hit-or-miss pop-culture extravaganzas they usually release each year, they are finally hitting a mature side to the table that rivaled Pixar's phenomenal storytelling. I came in with How to Train Your Dragon 2 with that exact same mindset that DreamWorks was going to blow my mind again, and just like the first film did back in 2010, DreamWorks has done it again with this spectacular sequel.…
I'm a sucker for fantasy movie trilogies και αυτή εξελίσσεται σε μία από τις αγαπημένες μου.
Επίσης θα γελάω ένα χρόνο με αυτό 38.media.tumblr.com/ee51fa016ed5e50709116abce800fcdc/tumblr_n7ei1nts501rokjk7o1_250.gif
Deeper and darker turn which expands the world of dragons.
Magnificently done! First-class story, acting, and animation. I was pleasantly wrapped up in this for the duration, and was surprised how much humor and pathos this film delivers in 102 minutes. Go!
I enjoyed this as much as the first film, it's a great animated fantasy.
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