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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, How to Train Your Dragon 2 builds on its predecessor's successes just the way a sequel should.

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The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy 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.

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Cast

Jonah Hill
as Snotlout
Kristen Wiig
as Ruffnut
T.J. Miller
as Tuffnut
Kit Harington
as Eret, Son of Eret
Djimon Hounsou
as Drago Bludvist
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Critic Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon 2

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (45)

The characters in this movie are charmers. They've got me so well-trained, I'm even looking forward to HTTYD3.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The filmmakers borrow freely from Avatar, Sword In The Stone and even Brave but they bring enough vigour and imagination to their storytelling to get away with it.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This swooping and soaring sequel boasts big thrills, innovative set-pieces and a surprisingly radical political outlook.

July 10, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Hats off to Dreamworks for offering some bold surprises in a respectable sequel filled with moments of humour and emotion among its ample noise and movement.

July 8, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An efficient and entertaining franchise sequel, but it restates how conventionally Americanised this property has become in comparison with the literary original ...

June 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The writer and director Dean DeBlois takes the comedy to a deeper, more satisfying place than he did in the original franchise-launching animated film.

June 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon 2

More dragons, more emotions, more surprises as in the wonderful original. Hiccup's journey into adulthood will leave no heart untouched, the humor is refreshing and the action breath taking. If only all animated sequels had this much heart and gall.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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An enjoyable, if inferior, sequel concerning the adventures of Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless, and how they come across an angry dragon trapper (voiced by Djimon Hounsou) who is bent on revenge and capturing all of Hiccup's tribe's dragons. A little on the long side, but still emotionally powerful with twists in the plot that are equally heartbreaking and surprising; if you were a fan of the first movie you should love this one too. The action sequences are still exciting and the characters are still very interesting, and it will be fascinating to see where the writers go from here in developing this series considering how beloved it has become.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

½

6.5/10

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