How to Train Your Dragon was one of 2010’s biggest surprises for me. It ended up being a big hit for Dreamworks, hauling in almost half a billion dollars at the box office. But more importantly, it flew under my personal radar. When I finally saw it I ended up loving it. It has wit, humor, heart, action, and great animation. It’s a film that has universal appeal across all demographics and age groups. I highly recommend picking it up or renting it!
Now Hiccup and Toothless are back in the next installment of what looks to be an eventual trilogy. Here’s the official studio synopsis:
The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens June 13th, 2014.