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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Review: One of the Few Films Worth seeing in Imax 3D

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is what a sequel should be: a natural continuation of the story rather than a lazy re-hash of the original plot points of the first film where characters revert; or just a bad movie that resulted from a cash grab. The characters in the film take what they learned in the first film and continue to grow and apply what they learn to situations they encounter. The relationship between Hiccup and his dragon Toothless is especially relevant to people who have pets, particularly rescues (lizards, dogs, and horses come to mind). The animation of the various dragons in the film is so well done, that despite the fact that they don’t speak any human language, they can be understood by the audience.
Anyone who has seen the trailer knows that Hiccup’s mother is alive and well. She turns out to be a very cool character, and her return provides some genuinely touching moments for Hiccup and his father.
The film induces just about every type of emotion in the audience: laughter, joy, love, excitement, suspense, tears, and even a bit of anger (at the bad guy). When films try to do that, sometimes all the various tones can clash horribly, but in How to Train Your Dragon 2, they blend well together and compliment each other.
The scenery and action in this film, as well is the animals all show the talent of the Animation department. The details are gorgeous and they are what make seeing the film in Imax 3D the nearly doubled ticket price. It’s entertaining for both children and adults and that makes it a true family film. This writers plans to pre-order the DVD Blu-ray combo pack for this film and recommends it to everyone as it is a thoroughly satisfying cinematic experience both for people who simply want to be entertained and for people who like to think about what they are watching. Hopefully this film does really well at the box office and has success that encourages studio heads to put some effort into telling good stories rather than selling mediocre ones.

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