How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 PG CC

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This thrilling second chapter of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy returns to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless as they unite to save the future of men and dragons!

Starring:
Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Dean DeBlois
Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett
Supporting actors Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington, Kieron Elliott, Philip McGrade, Andrew Ableson, Gideon Emery, Simon Kassianides, Randy Thom
Studio Fox
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Kids loved it, a good family movie.
harensmeier
I love this more than the first one I think I watched this about 4 times when I rented it.
Tricia
Great movie, good blueray with some decent extras, even some extras on the dvd disc!
A. Shepard

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
If, like me, you liked (or more like me, absolutely loved) the first film, then you're not going to be disappointed by How to Train Your Dragon 2. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois (who co-directed and co-wrote the first film and also gave us Lilo & Stitch), this film if anything actually raises the very high bar set by the first film. The same creative team is behind it and they've matched and at times even surpassed themselves. The animation is superb and even more textured this time around, and the 3D - which was dazzling in the first - is even more breath-taking in the flying sequences. I am not in general a big fan of 3D because so many films do such a poor job of it, but both HTTYD films show just how much can be done with 3D when you have people who really understand its potential and know how to use it doing the film.

Five years have passed since we last saw Berk, and all of our characters are five years older (though not in some cases five years wiser). The film opens with what has become the new big sport in Berk - dragon racing (which visually is something of a cross between Hogwarts Quidditch and the chariot race from Ben Hur, except with Vikings). Astrid (America Ferrera) is just as fiercely kick-ass competitive as ever as she and her dragon Stormfly vie with Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Fishlegs (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and the twins Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) and Tuffnut (T.J. Miller) over live sheep that are used as game balls. Stoic the Vast(Gerard Butler) and Gobber (Craig Ferguson) cheer them on along with the rest of the village, but Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is nowhere to be seen. As always, Hiccup is marching (or dragon-riding anyway, with Toothless) to a different drummer, obsessed with exploring and mapping everything that lies beyond the known frontiers of Berk.
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83 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Anthony L. TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 23, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a film that spreads its mighty wings and soars through the clouds in a blaze of color, music, beauty, and magic. While watching it, I could only think of one word to describe how I felt; I was *dazzled*. I was entranced, beguiled, roused, wowed, and awestruck. This may seem like high praise to give to a children's movie, especially one coming from the studio who just gave us that instant classic Mr. Peabody and Sherman (note: sarcasm). I assure you this is not: How to Train Your Dragon 2 is not just the finest children's film of the year. It is one of the finest films of the year, period.

Director Dean DeBlois is a true artist. He weaves vivid images with the rousing and beautiful, ethereal John Powell score into a sensory feast that delights the eyes, head, and heart (the triple trifecta of movie awesomeness). Going literally where no camera can, Dragon 2 conjures up vast blue skies, loafy white clouds, shattered thorns of ice, vast battles, duelling titans, and explosions of whirling dragons. The visuals are, yes, dazzling, the CGI amazing, the imagery electrifying. And John Powell's score is a true standout. Something that can only be described in superlatives, Powell eschews the loud BraaaaHHMM's that we've heard so often for an orchestral and operatic symphony that will sink deep into your bones and make you want to soar on the back of a Night Fury.

But all would be for naught if it were not for the careful and impressive work of a talented cast. Jay Baruchel embues Hiccup with a charm that in another actor's hands would come off as cloying, but instead works to great and often very emotional effect. America Ferrera is excellent as Astrid, and Gerard Butler and Cate Blanchett's subtle work lights up the screen.
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62 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Smith on July 6, 2014
Format: DVD
Dreamworks Animation is at the top of their game with "How To Train Your Dragon 2." It boasts a strong storyline, engaging character development, touching moments, and beautiful visuals. This film is up to par with its phenomenal predecessor, possibly even surpassing it in some areas.

The movie does a good job in both continuing with the storyline of the first movie, and not relying on it for viewers who have not seen the first one (or simply forget some of the story). The plot is set five years after the end of the first film with dragons and Vikings co-inhabiting in the town of Berk. Towards the beginning of the movie we follow Hiccup (the main character) and Toothless (his dragon) exploring the areas around Berk and creating maps. It is quickly revealed that this exploration is an expression of Hiccup's search for his identity, which is a strong theme of the movie.

When Hiccup and Astrid (his girlfriend) cross paths with a group of Dragon Trappers during one of their explorations, it starts a chain of events that have Hiccup, his friends, and family at the center of a fight for the peace of both humans and dragons.

The content of the film is pretty family friendly. There is no vulgarity, alcohol, or sensuality (aside from three brief kisses). However, the tone of the film can get pretty dark. This is fueled by the death of a main character, the overall violence (they are very careful about not showing blood/gore), and the brutal villain Drago Bludvist. What is surprising is that despite the darker tone, the film largely retains the lightheartedness of the original.
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