How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 American computer-animated action fantasy film loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the sequel to the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon and the second installment in the trilogy. The film was written and directed by Dean DeBlois, and stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig, along with Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou, and Kit Harington joining the cast. The film takes place five years after the first film, featuring Hiccup and his friends as young adults as they meet Valka, Hiccup's long-lost mother, and Drago Bludvist, a madman who wants to conquer the world.
As the second part of the epic trilogy, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" recreates the fantasy world of Hiccup (Baruchel) and Toothless (Toothless) five years later. Toothless (Toothless) and Hiccup will return for a bigger adventure, and there's no shortage of laughter and dramatic battles. The new adventure leads them to discover a secret cave in which there are hundreds of new wild dragons and mysterious Dragon Rider. And then they get caught up in a war for peace. Hiccup (Baruchel) and Toothless (Toothless) must unite to stand up for what they believe in and admit that together they have the power to change the future of both.
Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the son of the Viking chief Stoick the Vast and Valka. America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson, Hiccup's fiancee. Cate Blanchett as Valka, Stoick's wife, Hiccup's long-lost mother and a dragon rescuer. Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast, chieftain of the Viking tribe of Berk, Hiccup's father and Valka's husband. Craig Ferguson as Gobber the Belch, Stoick's closest friend and a seasoned warrior.
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How to Train Your Dragon 2, has a rather disappointing ending, lacking emotions compared to How to Train Your Dragon 1. The reason is because Hiccup is now grown up and no longer has to face complicated internal conflicts like when he was a child, feeling self-conscious because fear of his father's disappointment or conflicts of opinion with his father. The friendship of Hiccup and Tooth Sún is now stronger than ever, so there are no more cute familiar lessons. That's why the movie has to create a new character and a new villain. Only regret that the new character is not 'cool' enough to make a strong impression on the audience and the villain is faded. That is why the focus of the story is still Hiccup and Tooth Sún only.
The ending of the movie disappoints me the most because it loses compared to the first one. Dragon 1 has an ending that we temporarily call "bittersweet ending", which is both sweet and a little bitter when Hiccup saved his life thanks to the protection of Toothless but lost a leg. I like that ending because it seems like there's no victory without sacrifices.