How to Train Your Dragon 2

Theatrical Release: June 13, 2014
DVD Release: November 11, 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2


It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. 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. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

Dove Review

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” has more of the same fun as it’s predecessor! Hiccup and Toothless ride through the air and enjoy riding past clouds. The humorous scenes are many in the movie, including one crash landing in which Toothless comes in a bit hard and the kids in the audience laughed with delight at this moment and his expressions.

Hiccup’s dad wants him to be Chief of the Vikings but Hiccup doesn’t think he will ever measure up to his father. He still likes Astrid and he also gets a surprise when someone special returns to his life. Ultimately, Hiccup must stand up to Drago, a villain that wants all the dragons and intends to take them from Hiccup and his people.

The 3D works really great in this film, with the depth of the land and skies truly standing out in amazing ways. The chuckles from the kids (and their parents) confirmed to me that all were having a good time. We are pleased to award the movie our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is entertaining with a capital E!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couples kiss a few times; young man kisses young woman on cheek; a character sees a woman nag her husband and says that is one of the reasons he never married, and he is says there is another reason but he doesn't elaborate so one is left wondering what he meant.
Language: The phrase "Oh my gods" is used a few times and "gods help us all"; a character says, "Soil my britches!"; Moron-1
Violence: A character hits another one with a pebble as a joke; a character is punched in the head; a dragon is bound; a few battles between dragons and humans; dragons breathe fire; a character dies as he sacrifices himself and is killed by a dragon; a lot of fantasy violence.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: A dragon sniffs another dragon's rear end like a dog would; flaming arrows are shot out to floating object with corpse on it at sea but only the fire is seen; an armless character which is surprising as it first appears the character has an arm.


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Writer: Dean DeBlois & Cressida Cowell
Director: Dean DeBlois
Producer: Bonnie Arnold
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 102 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter