Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The training is over.
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…
"And with Vikings on the backs of dragons, the world just got a whole lot bigger."
Sequels are tricky. They involve a careful balance of using material developed in previous installments to explore new areas rather than doing the same thing over again. This delicate situation is difficult enough from a writing standpoint as it is, and is further exacerbated by the fact that the producers financing the picture probably just wants more of the same. It's no mystery that Hollywood has had a hard time with this in recent years, with films like 22 Jump Street and Muppets Most Wanted satirizing studios' lack of creative energy this year alone. But despite being a big budget summer sequel, How to…
FIRE & BLOOD
Thanks TajLV to comment on my review
I supposed to have delivered 2 weeks ago, but.... :
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…
disappointing compared to the unexpected pleasure of the first one but the characters are treated with respect and the story is exciting; perfect sequel
Although not as good as the first one, it was still a decent movie.
The good Dreamworks sequel.
Smash Bang Wallop...bright colours...snooze.
A disappointing sequel, considering how much I rate the first film. It's just a little forgettable, even with some new characters who I liked, and some decent set-pieces. I think I just expected more, because really there's a lot to like here, just not for me this time.
Ein toller 2 zweiter Teil, der jedoch viel Emotionaler ist als der erste.
Jedoch ein eine wunderbare Geschichte.
ich freue mich schon auf den dritten teil ;)
A great 2 second part, however, the much more emotional than the first. However, a wonderful story.
I'm looking forward to the third part;)
How To Train Your Dragon 2 takes place five years after How To Train Your Dragon, which is cool. The action is exciting, the score is absolutely beautiful, the visuals, scenery, and cinematography are breathtaking, the characters are deep, and voice-actors are superb. There are a lot of adult themes in the story, and it's nice to see a sequel that actually has something new to bring, rather than just a quick cash-grab. It's a very good film, however, I was bored throughout most of it. That is excused for everything else being so good.
It's mostly annoying and has some story problems and the writing is obvious and embarrassing at times. The visuals are incredible and character designs are great. John Powell's wonderful return to the musical score makes otherwise boring action scenes enjoyable.
PROTAGONIST: I'm not like you. You know exactly who you are, you always have. But I'm still looking. I know that I'm not my father and I never met my mother. So what does that make me.
PARTNER: What you're looking for isn't out there. It's in here. *points at Protagonist's heart* Maybe you just don't see it yet.
Spectacular and very very touching :')
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Now complete: The Dissolve's 2014 Movies To See Checklist