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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace - and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.more
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
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Jonah Hill
as Snotlout
Kristen Wiig
as Ruffnut
T.J. Miller
as Tuffnut
Kit Harington
as Eret, Son of Eret
Djimon Hounsou
as Drago Bludvist
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Critic Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon 2

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (38)

If every installment can capture the same sense of escapism and passionate dedication to its ideas and images, then I'd be delighted to go on more flights of fancy with Hiccup and Toothless.

Full Review… | April 12, 2016
The Film Stage

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" rises above its animated peers with more troubling themes, outstanding character design and innovative "camera" movements. And it rarely, if ever, takes the easy way out.

Full Review… | November 10, 2015
Kansas City Star

More alarming are the regressive messages about gender and race the film subliminally projects.

Full Review… | October 8, 2015
Critic's Notebook

Continues a very compelling mythology I hope carries in to the third film.

Full Review… | November 18, 2014
Cinema Crazed

It's as beautifully animated as its predecessor, but its mixed message is troubling: It begins by endorsing nonviolence, as Hiccup insists that friendship can be a more powerful motivator than force, but ends by bludgeoning the bad guys into submission.

Full Review… | November 13, 2014
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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

Audience Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon 2

More dragons, more emotions, more surprises as in the wonderful original. Hiccup's journey into adulthood will leave no heart untouched, the humor is refreshing and the action breath taking. If only all animated sequels had this much heart and gall.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

An enjoyable, if inferior, sequel concerning the adventures of Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) and Toothless, and how they come across an angry dragon trapper (voiced by Djimon Hounsou) who is bent on revenge and capturing all of Hiccup's tribe's dragons. A little on the long side, but still emotionally powerful with twists in the plot that are equally heartbreaking and surprising; if you were a fan of the first movie you should love this one too. The action sequences are still exciting and the characters are still very interesting, and it will be fascinating to see where the writers go from here in developing this series considering how beloved it has become.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer



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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Quotes

Hiccup: Who knows, maybe we'll finally track down another night fury. Won't that be something.
– Submitted by Steven S (3 months ago)
Hiccup: A chief protects his own! We're going back!
Tuffnut: Uhhh, with what?
Ruffnut: Uhhh, he took all the dragons.
Hiccup: Not all of them.
– Submitted by Steven S (8 months ago)
Hiccup: Shut it off bud.
– Submitted by Alexis G (16 months ago)
Stoick: It takes more than a little fire to kill me!
– Submitted by Joshua W (17 months ago)

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