I didn't really care much about the first film at first when it was first released in Cinemas back in 2010 but it came to DVD, ended up watching it turning out that it was an enjoyable movie especially the facial expressions from Toothless. I was quite curious to begin with how good the sequel was going to be, I know that a sequel was announced as soon after the first film was a success but no one hasn't seen a trailer for it until just last year when the world first saw a trailer of it just last year.
Taking place five years after the first film, the story rejoins the Vikings and dragons as they live harmoniously on Berk enjoying races in the sky. During one of their high-flying games, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless encounter a herd of wild dragons led by a mysterious Dragon Rider and once again, they find themselves fighting to keep the peace in their kingdom. It is loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell but however the film series do take a different turn and change quite a lot of things around when you compare the books and the films. If you've watched the first movie some faces and actors make a return once again including Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, but also a few new actors that do roles of the main characters in the film including Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harington. I would talk more about the plot but that might spoil the whole story plot and for a good sequel to come along from an animated film turns out that How To Train Your Dragon 2 is worth the watch indeed.
The animation, the art style and of course the look of Toothless face and emotions is funny and making you want to laugh at every Toothless moment he gets. Not only is infused with the same independent spirit and off-kilter aesthetic that enriched the original, it also deepens the first film's major themes with a surprising range of emotions that surpasses the original and a brisk pace and manner of storytelling that give it purpose and direction. The fact that it’s also so much fun, no matter what your age, almost feels like a bonus.
4/5 (4 Star Rating)
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