Hiccup and Toothless return in an exciting but overrated sequel that borrows all its best parts from other animated classics before it.
Dragon 2 has plenty of soaring and emotional moments, but they’re just not enough to overcome the clichéd plotline with extraneous characters and clichéd dialogue.
It might be loads of fun for the young ones (and its still better than most Dreamworks outings), but How to Train Your Dragon 2 ends up a fun yet forgettable trip to the movies.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is rated PG for “adventure action and some mild rude humor.”
© Matt Tory, 2014.