Last night my family and I were able to see a sneak peek of How to Train Your Dragon 2. I was so excited. The first How to Train Your Dragon movie restored my faith in kid's movies. I loved the first one and I enjoyed watch it again and again, which is rare for me. My girls went through a period where we owned many Toothless toys.
"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."- Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
In this movie the characters are 5 years older and living peacefully in Berk with the dragons. Hiccup and Toothless are out discovering new territory when they come across an ice cave. Hiccup discovers himself and why he is the way he is. Without giving too much away this movie is about hurt, forgiveness, honor, and coming of age.
Here is a clip.
We saw the film in 3D. It wasn't one that I would insist that you see in 3D. I'm sure it's just as good without the 3D. I know there are some 3D movies that I would insist on seeing in 3D.
My girls loved this movie and want me to go out to purchase it right away. Too bad it will be many months before we can own it. The film does that have serious situations that might bring your kids to tears. I know my girls teared up.
I would give the film 3 out of 5 stars. It was good, but no way compares with the first one. I was a tad bit disappointed. I still would recommend taking your kids to see it. My husband and kids loved it.
The movie is in theaters on 6/13/14. How to Train Your Dragon 2 has an all star cast including Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, and Cate Blanchett, just to name a few.
For more information on How to Train Your Dragon 2 and fun things for the kids to do visit the official website here.