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How To Train Your Dragon 2 Review

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)

Reviewed By Kate Maitland-Gleed

Star Rating: 4 Stars 

‘An emotional roller coaster’ is one of the ways I would describe this film. Another way would be; ‘a charismatic animation.’ Following on with the story from the last film, the characters or older, wiser and more dragon orientated. With the laughs from the off point, you with be a bag of emotions by the end of this film! But by introducing Cate Blanchett to the line-up, one thing’s for sure; you will love this film all the way through!

Five years ago we saw young Hiccup defy his father and become friends with the enemy; dragons. But now, things have changed; Berk is now a land of peace and productivity with the massive help of these fire-breathing reptiles. Now a young man, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) is soon to be made chief and his father, Stoick (voiced by Gerard Butler) has high hopes for his one-legged son. But soon the peace is broken, when Hiccup and his girlfriend Astrid (voiced by America Ferrera) discover a ship of dragon hunters; capturing the creatures and handing them over to the war lord, Drago (voiced by Djimon Hounsou). Hiccup, along with his friends; Astrid, Snotlout (voiced by Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (voiced by Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and the twins Ruff-Nut (voiced by Kristen Wiig) and Tuff-Nut (voiced by T.J. Miller), are determined to save the dragons and protect their hometown of Berk. But while trying to find Drago, Hiccup finds a long-lost someone who is more than happy to see him. Once his family has been brought back together, all focus is on saving the dragons… Alongside this adventurous story line, the smaller tale of a love story occurs between Ruff-Nut and two boys fighting for her hand; but is she interested… Nope! You’ll really want to find out what happens to the citizens of Berk and obviously; who gets the girl… See you at the cinema!

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, almost as much as I did the first. The characters hadn’t lost their wit, they’d only become stronger in personality. I was laughing and biting my nails all the way through this light-hearted sequel. You’ll be on the edge of your seat at some points and find a lump in your throat at others. I can’t wait until the next one comes out!

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