- Origin: 25/25
- Story: 23/25
- Camera/SFX: 25/25
- Performance: 25/25
The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON franchise returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.
- Rated: PG (Some action, adventure and mild humour)
- Genre: Action and Adventure, Animation, Science Fiction and Fantasy
- Directed by: Dean DeBlois
- Written by: Dean DeBlois
- Release date: 13th June, 2014 (Wide)
- Length: 105 minutes
- Studio: 20th Century Fox/ DreamWorks Animation
|Jay Baruchel||Hiccup (Voice)|
|Cate Blanhcett||Valka (Voice)|
|Gerard Butler||Stoick (Voice)|
|America Ferrera||Astrid (Voice)|
|Jonah Hill||Snotlout (Voice)|
|Christopher Mintz-Plasse||Fishlegs (Voice)|
|Craig Ferguson||Gobber (Voice)|
|T.J. Miller||Tuffnut (Voice)|
|Kristen Wiig||Ruffnut (Voice)|
|Djimon Hounsou||Drago (Voice)|
|Kit Harrington||Eret (Voice)|
Slowly introducing us to more dragons through each film is a great idea, we start to feel attached to the world. I liked how Hiccup has become more knowledgeable of dragons and how he is slowly becoming one with his dragon suit. The whole world is vast and inviting, with new locations in the film, it becomes a journey for Hiccup and the audience.
I felt the narrative wasn’t as good as the first. Now being the lead ‘Dragon Rider’ you would expect Hiccup to be more sensible with how he went about dealing with Drago, instead he goes on his own. It seems to me like his arrogance was used just so the rest of the group had an excuse to go and look.
Yet again the animation is awesome. Bright and bold colours that bring the world to life. The action is breathtaking and had me on edge, I loved the moment when the massive horde of dragons came flying over, the wide shot showed the vastness of the dragon world.
Kit Harrington was a great addition to the cast as he brought humour and his charm. Also Djimon was an epic villain; scary and evil. All the original cast were on their game and it was very sad to see some go.