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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Synopsis
Hiccup and Toothless battle the power-hungry Drago.
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HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
This is a sequel that has its own story to tell and that gets right down to it, and it expands on the ideas from the first film, but in a...
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Gleeful and smart, funny and serious, this sequel surpasses the endearing original with gorgeous animation — a dragon Eden, a dragon...
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

It’s not about the world catching up to understand poor, lonesome Hiccup. It’s about Hiccup catching up to the expectations of the world on...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
Not only does this second movie match the charm, wit, animation skill and intelligent storytelling of the original, I think it even exceeds...
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90

Variety

By Peter Debruge
If necessity is the mother of invention, then DreamWorks’ desire to extend the Dragon franchise has propelled the creative team in the most...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's thrilling, a soaring blend of 3D animation and spectacular storytelling that swerves daringly to honor the healing chaos of family,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
One of this year's true surprises, the superior animated sequel not only is infused with the same independent spirit and off-kilter...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Looks, feels and flows like a real movie. It's better than the last few Pixar features, among other things, and from where I sit that...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

While the original movie benefited from narrative simplicity and an admirable lack of villains, this one paints the screen with too many...
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70

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
The plot is needlessly busy, and much of the action is more manic and indistinct. But How to Train Your Dragon 2 cuts deeper than the first...
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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

By katrinka718
Excellent movie, I brought my three kids, 8, 5, and 4. They all liked it although the 4 year old was a little scared of Drago and the two Alphas fighting. Not scared enough to want to leave though!...

How to train your Dragon 2

By meltebeke
It was more than I expected and for the better. Usually the second installment is not as good as the first but I was pleasantly surprised. Good story and plot. A few sad spots but all ended well....

So cute

By teela139
Really sweet movie...

Good movie

By yayita3333
My 5 yr old boy loved the movie...

By mawarnerdc
Avery said.this movie.was awesome!!!!!!!! :-)...

how to train your Dragon 2

By almxgreen
I may be a teen but this movie is awesome...

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By racingmusic8
What can I say about this great sequel in an ever growing lovely series. In the second How to train your Dragon film you get what you pay for and in this case you receive a feature film that lives up...

As good as the first one!!

By hazel2489
This movie blew my mind! Definitely a must see! Not only because of the grafics, though I'm going to sound cheesy, the heart the movie and the people creating this animation film shows through out...

Fantastic storytelling from the Dreamworks team

By el_pollo_loco
I was a huge fan of the original movie and was hoping that they would be able to take the story further, keeping the heart and humor of the first movie. They delivered in spades! Having sat...

Fantastic experience

By coreenconnolly
WOW ! This 2nd movie is sooooo much .....MORE !! Everything about is sooo REAL looking --from the characters --who look like they could "Walk of the screen"---to the Dragon's skin, which looks like...

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Rated PG | For Some Mild Rude Humor and Adventure Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Epic, thrilling 3-D adventure sequel is outstanding.
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