HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (2014 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.9|5.0 Stars ìì

How to Train Your Dragon 2—does not have the entertainment value of its prequel How to Train Your Dragon. The story doesn’t flow and borders on boring. On the brighter side, the voicing is perfect and it is interesting to see main character Hiccup find his long lost mother, Valka, who turns out to be a dragon trainer with the same love for dragons as her son.

Storyline

Hiccup (voice of Jay Baruchel) has reached the age where he needs to assume leadership of the Viking village Berk. But, he is unsure of his leadership potential and continues his occupation of mapping lands around the village with the help of his flying dragon, Toothless (voice of Randy Thom). He eventually discovers a land ruled by a violent ruler, Drago (voice of Djimon Hounsou) who captures dragons.  Drago vows to attack Hiccup’s village and the story is on as Hiccup tries to make peace, save the village, and release the dragons under Drago’s control.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Dean DeBlois for his efforts in directing. Thank you to Executive and Co-Executive Producers Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, and Kate Spencer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Valka (voice of Cate Blanchett), Stoick (voice of Gerard Butler), Gobber (voice of Craig Ferguson), Astrid (voice of America Ferrera), Snotlout (voice of Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (voice of Christopher Mintz-Plasse), Tuffnut (voice of T.J. Miller), Ruffnut (voice of Kristen Wiig), and Eret (voice of Kit Harington).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. If a child insists on the sequel, buy a child’s ticket; but for the adult audience, it’s not a page turning sequel.

Ben Meyers

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