Sequels get a bad rap. They’re often not as good as the originals and leave fans highly disappointed. But I can assure you that How To Train Your Dragon 2 is not the case. In fact, dare I say – it’s even better than the first. I know that’s a big statement to make. Especially with the success of the first film, but hear me out.
A few days ago my family and I were invited to watch an advanced screening of HTTYD2. Being fans of the original I wanted to see if it would live up to its predecessor. After we left the theater, we could not. stop. talking. about it! Even 4 blocks later, and after being seated for lunch – we were still yapping away. Which classifies as a family hit in my book! The visuals are stunning and captivating. The story is exciting and heartwarming. I will make you laugh, and it will make you cry. It’s a mix of everything a good animated film should have. I assure you it will impress all dragon-flyers alike - big or small. If you thought you like the original – just wait and see….
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” opens in theaters on June 13.
It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.