Thursday, June 12, 2014

2nd 'Dragon' is Better than the First

Movie review of "How to Train Your Dragon 2"
The cast of How to Train Your Dragon 2, which opens in theaters
on June 13, 2014. (Photo: Dreamworks)
In DreamWorks' 2010 movie, How to Train Your Dragon, dragons and men were enemies. That all changed when Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel), the son of the Viking king Stoick (Gerard Butler) became friends with Toothless. Both are handicapped, but as the two learned to work together, they realized how much stronger they were together than they were apart. Toothless needed Hiccup as much as Hiccup needed Toothless.


Five years later, and just about everyone on the island of Berk has their own dragon. Each is unique and different. Hiccup is now 20 and is considered a leader in dragon training, but while the others are racing with their dragons, he and his black buddy are exploring new worlds and territories. Everything is peaceful until the two fumble their way into a secret cave and discover hundreds of dragons that they have never seen. As you already know from the trailers, the person who watches over this sanctuary is Valka (Cate Blanchett), Hiccup’s long lost mother. Hiccup is already facing pressure as his father wants him to become the new leader and if that weren’t enough, there is a mysterious trapper looking to snatch up a bunch of dragons for himself and if he succeeds, it could change the relationship between man and beast forever.