I watched How to Train Your Dragon 2 at home this week and I loved it. I really can’t remember why I didn’t get around to watching in theaters last year, but I’m glad I finally caught it. I really enjoyed the first film, it is one of the best non-Pixar animated movies that I have ever seen. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is even better than the first one, it keeps all the good things from the first film and improves many aspects as well. The film has some of the best visuals I have ever seen in an animated film, the animators really did a fantastic job creating all the environments and landscapes. There are more than a handful of beautiful scenes of dragons flying in the sky in front of beautiful backgrounds.
The voice-acting is excellent with huge start like Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler and Cate Blanchett doing excellent jobs in bringing their characters to life. The film explores many themes, one of them being family. There were a couple of key moments that made me tear up, I’m a sucker for family drama what can I say.
In the end, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a fantastic film, with a refreshingly creative story that never ceases to have truly hilarious moments, as well as heartwarming dramatic moments, and pulse pounding action sequences. This movie truly has it all, and I can’t think of anything that I didn’t like about it. Even if you haven’t seen the first film, I can’t recommend this one enough. 5/5