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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 157
Fresh: 145
Rotten: 12

Critics Consensus: Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, How to Train Your Dragon 2 builds on its predecessor's successes just the way a sequel should.

Average Rating: 7.9/10
Reviews Counted: 37
Fresh: 36
Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, How to Train Your Dragon 2 builds on its predecessor's successes just the way a sequel should.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 4.4/5
User Ratings: 166,607

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Movie Info

DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chief's son, who must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Rating:
PG (for adventure action and some mild rude humor)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
Dean DeBlois
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Nov 11, 2014
Box Office:
$176.5M
Runtime:
20th Century Fox - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon 2

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (145) | Rotten (12)

Hats off to Dreamworks for offering some bold surprises in a respectable sequel filled with moments of humour and emotion among its ample noise and movement.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

The writer and director Dean DeBlois takes the comedy to a deeper, more satisfying place than he did in the original franchise-launching animated film.

Full Review… | June 23, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Overlong and overly busy but more emotionally powerful than its predecessor.

Full Review… | June 20, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

The entire film is a romance -- visually, parentally, ecologically. It's got the emotional, humorous, exciting sweep you want from a summer movie.

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Although there are times when bits of the movie feel extraneous, the production as a whole comes across more like an organic extension of the original tale than something tacked on purely to score at the box office.

Full Review… | June 13, 2014
ReelViews
Top Critic

It's clear that [director Dean DeBlois] took inspiration from the first Star Wars trilogy - not a bad model for breathing new life, and yes, a bit of fire, into one of Hollywood's more nuanced animated franchises.

Full Review… | June 13, 2014
NPR
Top Critic

With multi Oscar-nominated British cinematographer Roger Deakins (Skyfall) advising, DreamWorks' visual work is stunning, but the story feels fragmented by the mixture of strange accents and additional sub-plots.

Full Review… | October 10, 2014
Birmingham Mail

A command of genre creativity blended with human insight.

Full Review… | August 7, 2014
Cinema Sight

How to Train Your Dragon 2 isn't just a great sequel, a great animated spectacle, or a great example of successful franchise-expansion/world-building. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is flat-out great film, period

Full Review… | August 1, 2014

It's a rare sequel - animated or otherwise - that expands the story of its predecessor without rehashing it, and an even rarer family-oriented film that manages to be fun and mature without being condescending to its audience. [It] does both.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Dark Horizons

With writer-director Dean DeBlois back at the helm, the sequel feels like a solid continuation of the first movie.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Atlantic City Weekly

Here and there, it's as if the mythology of Tolkien has been filtered through the imagery of Miyazaki.

Full Review… | July 12, 2014
LarsenOnFilm

Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite possibly the best action-adventure movie of the year.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Contactmusic.com

A triumph that soars far beyond a lazy re-tread of the original. It is altogether darker, richer and more complex.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Daily Express

Funny, big-hearted and - as you'd expect - a visual feast, this a family film in every sense and one to be lapped-up by both kids and grown-ups alike.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Daily Mirror [UK]

The characters in this movie are charmers. They've got me so well-trained, I'm even looking forward to HTTYD3.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
This is London

It has a richness that's highly compelling, especially in the way it explores the complex relationship between man and beast.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Radio Times

Only for those addicted to video games and the Transformer series. The original was bright, funny and inventive. The sequel not so.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The filmmakers borrow freely from Avatar, Sword In The Stone and even Brave but they bring enough vigour and imagination to their storytelling to get away with it.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
Independent

The sequel doesn't attempt to take things in a completely new direction, choosing instead to expand its world and characters with great success.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
Flicks.co.nz

This swooping and soaring sequel boasts big thrills, innovative set-pieces and a surprisingly radical political outlook.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
Little White Lies

Textures and gestures are brilliantly rendered, the body language saying more about the characters and their relationships than any words ...

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
Sky Movies

Despite the unimaginative title, How To Train Your Dragon 2 arrives full of its predecessor's invention, wit and flair.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
The List

Bigger, braver and even more visually rewarding than the original, it's an ambitious attempt to extend the scope of its predecessor without sacrificing the charm, humour and excitement that made that so appealing.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
SFX Magazine

This sequel forms a well-balanced symbiotic relationship between the entertainingly silly and the deadly serious.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Film4

Audience Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon 2

½

So, I saw this in the theater back in June, but I've been very behind on my movie reviews. This to me, wasn't as good as the first movie. The visuals are amazing, and the story moves along well. But it lacks the originality and overall heart of the first film. Now, I still liked it(it's better than most sequels!), but I wasn't in love with it. I took Grant to see it, and I got to say this isn't really a movie for a 3 year old. It's long for a kids movie, and I think the dialogue went over his head quite a bit. Towards the end of the movie he was pretty restless. But, he does like the tv shows that are on netflix, so I'm sure once we get a copy at home he'll be more likely to sit all the way through it. My nephews liked it(8 and 5), and I think their age range is probably ideal. Check it out!

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Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" is so impressive because it not only expands upon and bests it's predecessor on a visual level, but on a thematic one too. The characters we know an love are all here, but this time with even more humor, heart, and exciting aerial hi jinx. Despite a pretty by-the-numbers villain, this is easily one of the best animated films we'll see this year, and a shoe-in for the Oscar in the category of Best Animated Feature.

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Michael S

Super Reviewer

½

It chooses the easy way in some aspects (like Hiccup and his father not feeling any resentment towards the woman who abandoned them) but makes up for it with moments of more complex development (like Drago not changing his mind with mere words), making this a worthy sequel to a great movie.

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Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

½

After the first movie hit a huge success (too bad they should compete with the flawless 'Toy Story 3' in that year), Dreamworks finally did it right by producing its sequel and taking its level to a higher one with more mature character since they are teens now, while the new character such as Valka, Drago, and Eret make the story more interesting.. Too bad we should see one important character died at the end of the movie.. But overall, I like what Dreamworks did to this franchise by maintaining its level so Dragon can still fly high.. I just hope there's no uprising competitor since I definitely want Dragon to lift the Oscars this year..

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Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Quotes


Gobber:
May the Valkyries welcome you and lead you through Odin's great battle field. May they sing your name with love and fury, so that we might hear it rise from the depths of Valhalla. And know that you've taken your rightful place at the table of Kings. For a great man has fallen: A warrior. A chieftain. A father. A friend.
– Submitted by Mike H (41 days ago)
Stoick:
For you, my dear...anything.
– Submitted by Jiashu X (48 days ago)
Stoick:
A man who kills without reason cannot be reasoned with.
– Submitted by Matt R (3 months ago)
Ruffnut:
Take me!
– Submitted by Matt R (3 months ago)
Hiccup:
Toothless! You're pounding big baby boo.
– Submitted by Bagus H (3 months ago)
Astrid:
Take 'em down, Babe!
– Submitted by Bagus H (3 months ago)

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