Monday, December 8, 2014

DVDiculous: How To Train Your Dragon 2

I finally got to see How To Train Your Dragon 2 and I'll be damned if I didn't like it more than the first first. Most times they make sequels to kids films it is an obvious cash grab and they tend to just do more of what the first film did but badly. That wasn't the case with this one. This had better animation, a better story, and an even more tragic ending than the first one and if you saw the first one you're probably asking “How is that even possible!”

This takes place five years after the first film so all the kids are a bit older and the dragons are integrated into their land, Berk. Hiccup has recovered from having his leg lost at the end of the first film and is riding Toothless around finding new lands to create a map and not wanting to rule the land.

His girlfriend Astrid arrives and they discover a new place and are attacked by dragon trappers. They get away and Hiccup tells his dad Stoick the Vast about some guy named Drago Bludvist and his father is like “We need to go kill him right now!” Hiccup doesn't understand why and even after being told thinks they can talk it out. Does this look like the talk it out kinda guy to you?

Hiccup, after a daring escape from the dragon catchers, ends up caught by this crazy dragon rider that turns out to be his mother who left when he was a baby. She has a land where she lives with nothing but dragons. Its pretty cool. She even shows Hiccup things about Toothless that he didn't know. Vast shows up and sees his wife for the first time in all these years and falls in love again.

The battles that take place at the end of this movie are pretty damned cool. The crazy thing about this and the first movie is that they show that there are consequences to war. Like in the first movie where Hiccup lost his leg something really bad happens to someone in this one. I was like “No! This better not be happening!” Oh, it was so fucked. I really liked this movie and must own it like the first.

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