Humans and dragons are now living in harmony in the Viking village of Berk under chief Stoick. Dragons are treated as man’s best friends and companions for travel. Stoick’s son Hiccup is an adventure traveler and goes around with his Night Fury dragon Toothless into the unknown, making maps of new places he travels. It is during one such sojourns that he falls upon a dragon trapper Eret who catches dragons and sells them to Drago who is assembling a dragon army with all the dragons and their master Bewilderbeast. Whether Drago can succeed in assembling the army and winning the world as its only ruler or whether Hiccup can prevent Drago from doing so, makes the rest of the movie.
Running Time:
102 min
Release date:
13 June 2014
Directed by:
Dean DeBlois
Produced by:
Bonnie Arnold
Written by:
Dean DeBlois
Based on:
How to Train Your Dragon
by Cressida Cowell
Jay Baruchel
Cate Blanchett
Gerard Butler
Craig Ferguson
America Ferrera
Music by:
John Powell
Shot by:
Roger Deakins
Editing by:
John K. Carr
Distributed by:
DreamWorks Animation

What’s Hot

  • The animation work in the movie is brilliant. The showcasing of the village, the games & the dragon sanctuary and the dragons themselves are on par or above the rest in terms of technical quality. Voices rendered by Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Cate Blanchett for the characters Hiccup, Stoick the Vast and Valka respectively are wonderful.
  • The cinematography has been exquisite with stunning and breathtaking angles while covering the flight of dragons and during the war scenes. The camera work while capturing the dragon sanctuary is a treat to the eye.
  • The movie’s screenplay is handled well with the movie’s pace proper throughout. The reunification of Stoick, Valka and Hiccup; the climax scenes offer enough to hold the viewers in good stead. It should please fans of all ages.
  • When we have an animated movie, the music and sound engineering has to be good enough to complement the visual experience and it does in this movie. Academy award nominated John Powell has once again scored for this sequel and he has given the fillip to the viewing extravaganza.



Verdict Stamp

With a wholesome package of a crisp viewing experience in a world of humans with dragons as their pets, and good music to complement, How to train your Dragon 2 is beefed up by a solid screenplay to win the laurels of masses alike!