Gorgeous to behold but thematically frustrating and confused, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a worthy entertainment, but little more. The first film was a borderline masterpiece, this one is only just good.
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DreamWorks and writer-director Dean DeBlois' is a prime example of how to do a sequel right. Building on all the best parts of the original How to Train Your Dragon, this animated followup doesn't take its franchise lightly. Rather, it bravely marches into new territory (sometimes literally), while still creating a story that focuses on its main characters. In addition to taking its world-building to the next level, How to Train Your Dragon 2 also taps into its rich franchise potential, setting itself up for future installments.
Set five years after the first film, How to Train Your Dragon 2 boldly ages its characters from teenagers to young adults. Our hero Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), now 20 years old, has picked up a lot of new tricks since we last saw him, and he's acquired a slick new arsenal that includes a custom wing suit, a duel-purpose prosthetic leg and, most notably, a telescoping fire sword (!).