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Directed by Dean DeBlois, How to Train Your Dragon 2 creates a vivid sprawling fantasy world that captures its audiences’ secret urge to explore. The movie that comes five years after it’s original film, How to Train Your Dragon, has a bit more soul to it.
In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) meets a team of dragon-catchers, who are generating an army of dragons for their master Draco Bludvist (Djimon Hounsou). One of the catchers, Eret, son of Eret (Kit Harington), finds himself in a pickle as he questions his loyalty to Darco as Darco’s plans begin to unfold. The movie also sees a reunion between Hiccup, his dad and his mom who disappeared 20 years ago.
Tapping into the emotional side of its viewers, How to Train Your Dragon 2 does not only feature a warm family reunion but it also touches on the complex emotional bond between a person and an animal. The actions sequences are gripping fun as we enjoy the winds of the dragons’ fight paths.
Not wanting to risk too many spoilers, I shall leave you with the conclusion that this DreamWorks Animation sequel advances the story without sacrificing the integrity proving that this is how franchises are supposed to be.
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Gerard Butler (voices) How to Train Your Dragon hits cinemas on June 12th, 2014.
Watch the trailer here: