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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 loved part 1, was absolutely bowled over by part 2. And that just doesn't happen very often.
Beautifully expanding on the foundation lain in the first film, part 2 is an adventure that has the guts to take on a darker tone when the story requires it, without ever compromising on its rollercoaster ride nature. It's fun, funny, epic and gripping, not something many feature films can pull off.
The animation is, once again, outstanding. Crisp, vibrant and creative, the character and dragon design will make you wish you had an extra set of eyes just to take in every single detail. What I found very impressive was the way director DeBlois managed to keep the often frenetic action…
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…
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is the reason we go to animated movies. It is an experience that allows viewers to feel an overwhelming sense of emotion whilst being captivated constantly by the dazzling entertainment being displayed onscreen. It rises above being another $145 million-dollar film aimed to empty the pockets of dedicated movie-goers without giving them their money’s worth. These filmmakers refuse to merely cash-in on the success of the original film, shorts, and television series that essentially ensure that this sequel will make money regardless! The How To Train Your Dragon franchise appears to be following in the footprints of the legendary Toy Story films or the Shrek franchise to a much lesser extent. Toy Story is…
How to Train Your Dragon 2 aka "Let Them Fight!" aka Godzilla 2: Night Fury.
Note: Watched in 2D
The original HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON was a hugely entertaining and fun effort from DreamWorks animation. Moreover, it was a film I grew to appreciate more and more on subsequent viewings. However, despite these feelings of positivity, the property and the studio have never been a match for Disney and Pixar in my estimation.
Somewhat inevitably, the success of the first film and the groundswell of good will it generated among audiences saw this franchise become the main focus for DreamWorks as they tried once more to challenge their fierce rivals. And so we arrive at the refreshingly non-nonsense, named sequel HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2.
Taking sole directorial control (and sole screenplay credit)…
No la vi en el cine porque decían que no era tan buena.
Críticos que dicen que esta película no le hace honor a la 1ra y que fue meh/una decepción........ who hurt you?
Quién diría que la fórmula era tan fácil como:
- Escoger un animal
- Ponerle la personalidad de un perro
Seguro Cesar Millán fue asesor durante el making de la película.
La amé... y hoy mi perro cumple 6 años :')
Ya vengo, haré un guión aplicando la fórmula pero con un unicornio a ver si logro la fama.
Perfecto ejemplo de como una secuela supera en todos los aspectos a su predecesora. Definitivamente los estudios Dreamworks saben que la saga de 'How To Train Your Dragon' es en la actualidad su joya mas predicada, no hay manera de que no expriman el exito de esta producción con varias secuelas. Al parecer se estrenaría la 3era parte en el 2016.
Visualmente impresionante, colorida, entretenida, plagadas de emocionantes escenas de acción, pero sin dejar a un lado el elemento emocional, eso golpe bajo que llega en el momento oportuno, cuando conectas o por lo menos logras un grado de simpatía con el personaje que recibirá un fatídico desenlace. Puntos positivos a los guionistas al ofrecer algo mas atrevido y menos…
It's a good movie but the first one it's better.
The first film did such an amazing job setting up an emotional investment in these characters that it'd be hard not to get wrapped up in this venture. So, though inferior to its predecessor, Dragon 2 is still an involving, fun, beautiful film to behold.
good movie...compared to previous series less disappointed
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