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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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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...

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

Good movie

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

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

Awesome

By jdanaher161
Great movie for the whole family!...

Loved the movie

By hayesmaxine
The entire movie was good from beginning to the end. The new dragons were fun. The story was incredicle. Sometimes sad and tearful. Sometimes thrilling and on the edge of your seat. And jus...

Great Family Fun

By raerae1616
My wife and I love animated shows that have good plots! How to Train your Dragon 2 was wonderfully entertaining, with consistent comedy relief and some depth to the plot (though not necessarily for...

Excellent Sequel AND Dragons

By CowgirlnIndian
The return of Toothless is the high point for our family. We have seen some of the extra material between the two films, which does help to fill in some of the nuances of the development of the...

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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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