How To Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

Production- DreamWorks Animation|20th Century Fox

Director- Dean DeBlois

Editing- John K. Carr

Cinematography- Roger Deakins

Original Score by- John Powell

Sound Mix- Dolby Digital|SDDS|Datasat|Dolby Atmos

Cast- Jay Baruchel,Cate Blanchett,Gerard Butler,Craig Ferguson,America Ferrera,Jonah Hill,Christopher Mintz-Plasse,T.J. Miller,Kristen Wiig,Djimon Hounsou & Kit Harington.

How To Train Your Dragon 2….it’s loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. This one is a sequel to the 2010  How to Train Your Dragon and the second in the trilogy. It’s written and directed by Dean DeBlois. Just like the previous one it does not give room for errors nor loses it’s entertainment factor. A young lad who learns to train a dragon in previous part is a Viking by blood, but his ideals are different from his race. In this he encounters a character who he lost when he was a child, that is none other than his mother, who have been rescuing the dragons since her disappearance from the Drago Bludvist, a dragon hunter, who is capturing unique dragons to wipe out their existence. Is it going to be a family reunion or a fight to prevent extinction, find that out by watching this wonderful animated film.

Dean DeBlois worked up a great sequel which did not let down it’s predecessor.  One would wonder when the first film came, where will it go from here for a sequel, but Dean took a great flight from there and shown a picture where a boy grows up to a man. With few new characters added this one brings in more fun what the earlier had to offer.

It’s quite dark for an animation movie, that was well portrayed with the character Drago Bludvist, a dragon hunter(Djimon Hounsou). He brought in Cate Blanchett as Valka who was a great voice to this character. Apart from them Kit Harington as Eret was a good one. 

This sequel’s animation was mind blowing, amazing VFX. 3D was life like and there are places which really gets you off guard.The scenes dragon flights are the spectacular ones.The sound mixing was great which matched the spectacular animation. The music by John Powell was great. This one is emotionally satisfying compared to many of it’s animated counter parts. It is not a rehash, rather it suppresses the previous one making this one a perfect sequel.

Dream Works Animation would at last be proud of it’s one series which did not dull out after the first part, this one breathes fresh fire in to the franchise. The impressive part is it’s fast paced story telling with great confidence which makes this one a good watch. “Toothless” steals the show in the end with it’s grit. And this dragon’s roar is heard right across from 6-60, it’s way better than the usual animated fare. Definitely a good watch please treat your kids to this dragon fest, they will thank you very much!!!

+’s – Spectacular animation supported with great story telling.

Rating: 4/5.

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