How To Train Your Dragon is a film that my parents took me to see eleven years ago in theaters. I remember enjoying it. Since then I’ve watched that film only one other time and I vaguely saw How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. My sister, however, had seen How To Train Your Dragon 2 and I remembered her telling me how good it was so yesterday I finally decided to watch it.
Oh my goodness, I’m glad I did.
How To Train Your Dragon 2, in my opinion, is far superior to the first movie in scope, storytelling, and sheer brilliance. I was sucked into this Nordic world of Vikings and dragons that took me on an emotional rollercoaster that didn’t seem to end.
The surprise early into the film left me reeling and from that point on…well, I just couldn’t stop crying.
The only negative thing I have to say about this movie was that when a crucial plot point happens toward the end of the film, the writers seemed to turn on the accelerator and sped toward the movie’s conclusion at breackneck speed which was a bit jarring after the film so elegantly and carefully handled the rest of the story. But overall, I was blown away by this film that just continued to hit me blow after blow with its emotional storyline and whoop-inducing action sequences.
I’ll give it 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was almost perfect and undoubtedly one of the best sequels I have ever seen. (It blew Frozen II out of the water!)
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