Whether you’re 6-years-old or 60, anyone can enjoy seeing “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
The story takes place five years after the first “How to Train Your Dragon” with the film’s main character, Hiccup, exploring the world with his pet and friend Toothless. Since the last movie, Hiccup has successfully turned his home village Berk into a dragon-loving dwelling.
Viewers will remember Hiccup in the last film as a 15-year-old kid trying to find his place in his village of Vikings — Vikings who try to kill the dragons attacking Berk. But Hiccup was a gangly teenager who struggled to harm Toothless and wound up befriending the dragon.
In the sequel, Hiccup is now a mature young man no longer disappointing his father but still struggling to find his place in the world. His dad Stoick, voiced by Gerard Butler, wants him to become the new chief of Berk, but Hiccup isn’t convinced he can live up to the task. While trying to become his own man and Toothless at his side, Hiccup finds a new enemy to face.
The audience will be in for an adventure between the fantastic storyline and the amazing action sequences. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” also has more of an emotional impact than the first film did. The animated flick might actually draw some viewers to tears. Visually the film has a lot to offer, and viewers can one-up their experience by seeing it in 3D.
Even though the movie is completely worth making a trip to the theater, DreamWorks is disappointed with the film’s opening weekend at the box office, according to a Forbes article. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” raked in $50 million but was reportedly expected to take home at least $65 million. Time spent at the theater last weekend was split between the dragon tale and 22 Jump Street, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, which opened with a $60 million weekend.
The next “How to Train Your Dragon” movie has already been announced and is set to hit theaters June 17, 2016.