Archive for June 15th, 2014

Movie Mayhem – How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon was one of those films that I wasn’t sure would be anything but ordinary based on the trailers. Up to that point, movies from DreamWorks Animation had been a hit or miss affair — I really liked Shrek, Over the Hedge and Monsters Vs Aliens; Shark Tale, Bee Movie and Flushed Away, not so much — and there wasn’t anything in the trailer that made me believe this would be anything but another average film. But not only did it end up being a breakout hit, it became one of my top ten films of 2010; a sequel was inevitable. For whatever reason, though (perhaps because of the myriad of straight-to-video iterations), I wasn’t sold on the idea that the creators had enough juice left to tell a story that could live up to its predecessor and be worthy of big screen treatment. I’m happy to report that, with How To Train Your Dragon 2, I was once again pleasantly surprised by the overall magic of this franchise. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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