It was theatrically released on March 26, 2010, in the United States. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producers: , , , , , » How to Train Your Dragon 2 Blu-ray Review Reviewed by , February 19, 2019 With its acquisition of the DreamWorks catalogue, Universal has released the fan-favorite animated sequel 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to Blu-ray. Back at the village the next day, Hiccup faces a captive Monstrous Nightmare dragon in his final exam. Both animated films will be hitting the 4K format in January. Archived from on July 22, 2009. How to Train Your Dragon 2's Blu-ray release, this one from Universal, contains the same extras as found on the Fox disc. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition and befriends one of his deadliest foes — a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless.
Hair too seems a little sharper, at the expense of aliasing around individual strands see Stoick's beard. Extensive research was done to depict both flight, as the directors knew they would be the biggest draw of the film's 3D effects, and fire, given animation could break away from the limitations seen in live-action films, where flames are usual due to being easier to extinguish. After the Vikings have left, Hiccup is devastated, but Astrid prompts him to come to the realization that he spared Toothless out of compassion and empathy, not weakness. The film was also directed by DeBlois, written by DeBlois and Cressida Cowell, produced by Bonnie Arnold, and exec-produced by Chris Sanders. Powell composed an orchestral score, combining bombastic brass with loud percussion and soothing strings, while also using exotic, Scottish and Irish tones with instruments like the and. We also watched the Race to the Edge series. Then, once you add in Night Fury's mysterious absence due to a mate who has appeared out of thin air, it seems like everyone is being tested.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Together, the unlikely heroes fight against the odds to save both their worlds in this wonderful, feel-good hit. Claudia Puig of gave it 3. It is loosely based on the film and was released on March 23, 2010. Archived from on March 31, 2010.
Coming off her success in , producer shortly became interested in the newly acquired property. Hiccup, the awkward fifteen-year-old son of the village chieftain, Stoick the Vast, is deemed too scrawny and weak to fight the dragons, so he instead creates mechanical devices under his apprenticeship with Gobber, the village blacksmith, though Hiccup's inventions often backfire. Archived from on February 23, 2010. He finds the dragon in the forest, tangled in his net, but cannot bring himself to kill it, and instead sets it free. Instead of killing it, however, he subdues it in an attempt to prove that dragons are peaceful. Hiccup has been made head of Berk Dragon Academy. International Film Music Critics Association.
Much like their predecessor, both sequels were widely praised and became box office successes. I think it's because the plot is more intense. Stoick assembles a fleet to find the dragons' nest, and enters Hiccup in a dragon-fighting class taught by Gobber, to train while he is away. Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy. But this is much more difficult than it may seem at the outset.
Pure eye candy all around. They prefered the first movie and the series. The film was directed by and from a screenplay by , Sanders, and DeBlois, and stars the voices of , , , , , , , and. Astrid wishes to tell the village about their discovery, but Hiccup advises against it to protect Toothless. How to Train Your Dragon 2 follows this series. The film's success has also inspired other merchandise, including a and a.
At the end of the day, Dragon 2may not be a 'yuge upgrade over the original Blu-ray, visually, but there are improvements and it's a marvelously gorgeous movie from start to finish. Film critic of ReelViews praised the film and its story, giving it 3. The included Blu-ray appears to be a reprinting of the previous 2014 Blu-ray. While I prefer the original, there's a lot to chew on here from a thematic, character, story, and visual design perspective. Hiccup almost drowns while doing so, but Stoick saves them both, reconciling with his son. For our full thoughts on How to Train Your Dragon 2, please check out.
The game is available for , and. Hiccup now embarks on a mission of his own to convince his tribe to abandon its barbaric tradition of ruthless dragon-slaying and try out some new methods. Everything from the dialog to the music to the sound effects to so expertly mixed and defined and placed, my ears were in awe of the sound team who managed to make great. He tries to run away with Toothless, but is discovered by Astrid in the forest. Toothless is not simply a pet dragon, but a friend and an equal. It was nominated for the and at the , but lost to and , respectively.
Five years past the time that Hiccup and Toothless have united the dragons and Vikings, they find themselves in a new battle. It's been five years since Hiccup voiced by Jay Baruchel befriended, tamed, and trained his dragon, Toothless. The movie also won ten , including. Hiccup is judged the winner of his training class, and must kill a dragon for his final exam. I am looking forward to How to Train Your Dragon 3. In that sense, thematically speaking, the Vikings aren't simply training dragons, but rather forming mutually-beneficial relationships that will help each kind prosper. .
Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Overall, the score was well received by film score critics. Plus, Dragon 2 delivers the goods on action, adventure, and remarkable visuals, proving that modern blockbuster filmmaking can be smart, moving, thrilling, and beautiful all at once. The story takes place in a mythical world where a young Viking teenager named Hiccup aspires to follow his tribe's tradition of becoming a slayer. How to Train Your Dragon is 's highest-grossing film in the American and Canadian box office other than the. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. The included digital copy redeems via UniversalRedeems.