This movie would have got a much better score if the middle of the film hadn’t been draggin’ so much.
We rejoin Hiccup and Toothless on another adventure involving Dragon Riders but this time there is a new enemy voiced by Djimon Hounsou, everyone’s favorite bad guy. I must say, I didn’t like this movie at all until the last 20 minutes or so. Then it jumped into classic How to Train Your Dragon mode and made me really happy. Thank goodness for a strong ending otherwise I would have rated this somewhere in the 60’s. I did not like the newly added character voiced by Cate Blanchett, it wasn’t the actresses fault I just thought the idea of her character was dumb. There is also this really extended sad section of the movie which made me think they were trying to win an Oscar, the whole time I was thinking this part is way too slow and sad for any young children to like this… I didn’t even like it as an adult. The graphics were still beautiful and there are some funny jokes, just be ready to sit through a good 2/3 of the movie feeling a little bored.
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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)