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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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100

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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88

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 review

By brianmorgan
how to train your dragon2...

loved it

By cierraapugh
This was just wonderful. I loved it so much. A must see!!...

Awesome!!! Fun for the whole Family!

By courtlandmoore
I think I liked it better than my kids!! It was better than the first and I loved the first movie. Definitely a bit more dramatic than the original...parents prepare your kids. If this movie...

fantastic

By royalsquid13
I liked this one better than the the first but not far off from it....

Better than the fist.

By mplawson08
This was great! I loved the first but the 2nd is even better!...

Even Better Than The First One!!!

By cadiluv
This movie was just awesome!! all though it was sad at one point I enjoyed every single moment....

dragonlicious

By BHackley
outstanding......fun for all. loved it....

Worth the wait

By Angeltashlv
I loved the movie, since they expanded the story from the first, so you get to see, how the people berk has developed, since dragons were welcomed into their hearts. I love that you get to see more...

How to train a dragon 2

By jaymat87
It was great I loved the movie...

Amazing

By dakotagrammer
This movie without a doubt is really good. Usually sequels are not nowhere near as good as the first, but this one has successfully made it either near or better than the first! I would strongly...

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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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