And it was awesome! Firstly, much thanks to the hardworking @yoda808 of the Red Band ProjectÂ for lettingÂ the family watch anÂ early screening of the summer animated blockbuster, How to Train Your Dragon 2. Secondly, I’m not a movie critic, so I won’t attempt one, but I will offer some words. 😉
Hiccup, Toothless, Stoick? These are some of the (odd) names of the characters in the land of Berk, not ways to describe the film. No hiccup between the first Dragon movie and this sequel so don’t worry if you didn’t watch the first episode. You can easily keep up as the story continues five years later. Toothless is no way to describe the Night Fury dragon who fights to protect his own and his family. Let’s just say there were no stoic faces with scenes involving Stoick, the Chief of Berk and Hiccup’s dad.
My favorite scene was watching the freedom of Hiccup and ValkaÂ as they flew and danced with the dragons.
I did feel that the bad guy, Drago, had a stunted storyline and history. Feels like he came out of nowhere to be the big baddie.
Who knew dragons were like dogs following the lead of the alpha.
Gobber has got to be the funniest of the Vikings – “Okay, change in plans!”
Anyways, like I said this is not a movie review, but I highly recommend watching the movie. It’s not just for kids (and it won’t scare them either). Lots of life lessons to learn. Reinforces the idea of family and unconditional love. Pursuing your passion even if personally detrimental, and to be great, you have to try.
In theaters on June 13, 2014.