An action-packed fire-filled film for the family!
Now it doesn’t really matter too much if you haven’t seen the first of the sequel, ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ because (although you might want the back-story of just how dragons came to exist within the Viking town in which main character Hiccup lives), the film is just as dynamic, funny, touching and entertaining without it. I went to see the film with two other HTTYD fans and one guy who had never seen the first one, and we all unanimously agreed that it was a good film.
Much like my review of Despicable Me 2, I have to say that it is the children (of course) that may enjoy this film particularly more than the adults. But that’s not to say that if you are a parent taking your children to see this movie that you should find something else to do whilst they’re watching. And that’s not to say that you need to be a parent or a child to enjoy it either, as my 21-year-old also found it to be entertaining. Like most animated films aimed largely towards a younger audience, How To Train Your Dragon 2 has the ability of delighting the youngsters and upholding the adults’ interest. I’ll refer to my Despicable Me 2 review again here, because although there are plenty of main characters that we can and do attach ourselves to, we also begin to enjoy the company of the dragons (particularly Hiccup’s dragon Toothless) much like we enjoy the yellow minions of Despicable Me. Although I’m not sure whether my attachment to Toothless comes from his remarkably similar qualities to my pet dog (although sadly he cannot breathe fire or fly through the air like Toothless…).
With humour, romance, tragedy and action, How To Train Your Dragon 2 is entertaining and with the summer holidays here it is one to take the whole family to see!