910. How to Train Your Dragon 2

Title: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Director:  Dean DeBlois
Year: 2014
Run time: 1hr 42m

“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 due must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.”

Live blog

2:18 – Dragon racing isn’t a great name. Also, is the sheep essentially the snitch?
5:48 – Give a Viking a dragon, he’ll invade all the quicker.
9:41 – Okay, yea, they upped the cuteness of the dragon.
14:58 – Where did the fire sword come from? He’s gone all light saber.
19:30 – I like his rack of arm attachments, bit like Go-Go-Gadget-Arm.
26:48 – Like the attention to detail that Hiccup has little twiddly bits in his hair now.
34:03 – “I have questions!” Me too, buddy.
42:55 – The albino giant dragon thing is terrifying.
44:58 – Every time he flies, he nearly crashers. Time for a flying test I think.
52:39 – “This isn’t an on-the-way kind of update, actually.”
57:14 – The dragon regurgitation thing, I could really do without that.
1:04:08 – “Now you know where I get my dramatic flair.”
1:13:14 – Feel so bad for Toothless.
1:14:38 – Legit Viking burial.
1:18:30 – “Some might suggest this is poorly conceived.”

Conclusions

I wasn’t blown away by the first movie of this series, but the dragon was cute and the voice-cast good so the second one was worth a go. I kinda wish I hadn’t. It was all fine, interesting enough story, the odd funny moment and Toothless was being much cuter in this one.

It all went wrong for me for that moment, that dark, dark moment where Toothless did what he did under the influence of the Alpha and then came back to himself and… ugh, I just found that really upsetting, to be honest.

I was quite sulky through the rest of it, so, who knows.

Rating: 1/5.