How to Train Your Dragon 2 #HTTYD2 is a joyful tear-jerker yet heartfelt movie + WIN a Prize Pack!

June 13, 2014 35 Comments »
How to Train Your Dragon 2 #HTTYD2 is a joyful tear-jerker yet heartfelt movie + WIN a Prize Pack!

Every son will face becoming a man and most times there’s a pivotal moment that triggers that transition from boy to manhood. And in the new How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie, Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) made his manhood known when he defied his father to show the Vikings that dragons were not evil creatures.

HTTYD2The sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s successful How to Train Your Dragon (2010) continues to explore the emotions of the coming-of-age tale of a boy and his dragon and it opens today. The movie doesn’t disappoint and in vibrant 3-D, it adds another fantastical dimension to the dynamic coming of age tale.

I got to see it last week with my kids and we laughed and my girls even cried because it’s a moving story not only about a boy and his dragon, but the delicate relationship between parents and kids.

Hiccup, returns to the take with his trustworthy dragon, Toothless, the lovable Night Fury. That trust later is broken in the story in a sad twist of fate that I didn’t see coming.

Hiccup once again avoids his father, Stoick (Gerard Butler), who wants to groom him to eventually succeed as chief. Hiccup wilds out like most kids and goes on an adventure to new lands and discovers new dragons and a dragon catcher who wants to take him down and get all the dragons back. Astrid (America Ferrera) joins him on his adventures and they becomes his voice of reason and roady, of sorts. 

After trying out one of his latest inventions that allows him to fly without Toothless, Hiccup discovers an ice island and a mysterious dragon rider, aka Valka (Cate Blanchett). The island is a sanctuary for dragons who are being hunted down by new villain Drago (Djimon Hounsou).

The story does take a sad turn but with Hiccup taking leadership, you will be rejuvenated and lifted up in the power of friendship and love between a boy and his dragon and a mother and son. Make this a go-see movie this opening weekend.

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Disclosure: Thank you to Relativity for the movie tickets. But all opinions are my own.

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Written and Directed by: Dean DeBlois, based upon the “How to Train Your Dragon” Book Series by Cressida Cowell

Producer: Bonnie Arnold, p.g.a.

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington

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  1. Chase June 13, 2014 at 2:03 pm -

    I can’t wait to see this movie!!!

  2. Finn June 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm -

    I think this one will be even better than the first one

  3. Rebecca Ladikos June 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm -

    We are so excited to see #HTTYD2!

  4. Amanda Sakovitz June 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm -

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the sequel!

  5. Thomas Murphy June 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm -

    Looks like a great movie! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Jessie C. June 13, 2014 at 4:24 pm -

    I would like to take DDs to see this movie

  7. Melissa M June 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm -

    My kids can’t wait to see this!

  8. Jack June 14, 2014 at 12:19 am -

    I’m gonna see it this weekend

  9. Lisa Brown June 14, 2014 at 11:10 am -

    Thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  10. Kelly D June 14, 2014 at 11:25 am -

    My kids are looking forward to seeing this movie.

  11. Jessibeth Vicenty June 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm -

    I can’t wait to see this movie, I love the first one and I’m sure I will love the second as well!

  12. Jasmine R June 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm -

    Looking forward to seeing this. My little one would love to win this! 🙂

  13. Jasmine R June 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm -

    Looking forward to seeing this. My little one would love to win this!! 🙂

  14. bn100 June 14, 2014 at 11:35 pm -

    Looks like a fun movie

  15. pamela owunta June 15, 2014 at 12:43 am -

    I can’t wait to see this movie with my daughter!!! Great review!

  16. Kristen June 15, 2014 at 4:17 am -

    Never saw the first one, but maybe we will now before we see this one.

  17. Brian June 15, 2014 at 7:06 pm -

    I think this movie is going to be very awesome

  18. John June 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm -

    I’m goin to see I this weekend

  19. Katrina McDowell June 15, 2014 at 10:20 pm -

    My daughter is HTTYD crazy! Can’t wait for the sequel.

  20. Stephanie Grant June 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm -

    I would love to win this for my son! He loves HTTYD!!

  21. Eric June 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm -

    So excited to see this movie 🙂

  22. jeannine s June 18, 2014 at 6:41 am -

    We can’t wait to see this! We loved the first one

  23. Hugh June 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm -

    Goin to see the movie tommorrow!

  24. Joe June 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm -

    This movie was incredible!

  25. John b. June 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm -

    I love this!

  26. Ulysses m. June 18, 2014 at 3:48 pm -

    I really wanna win this

  27. Greg h June 18, 2014 at 3:53 pm -

    I can’t wait to see this also. I hope it’s better than the first

  28. Eric June 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm -

    More dragons and more adventure!!

  29. Renee June 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm -

    Would love to go see this with hubby! Really liked the first one!

  30. Nancy Loring June 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm -

    My daughter can’t wait to see this movie. Toothless is her favorite character in the movie. Right now she is missing her 2 front teeth and we’ve been calling her toothless.

  31. Elle June 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm -

    My son really wants to see this movie. He saw the first and loved it. This prize pack would be for him.

  32. Melanie @MelanieMedia June 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm -

    I just read an article in Entertainment Weekly about how the animators made the decisions as to how to make Hiccup older without losing his ‘boyishness’ from the first movie. It was interesting.

  33. Nanette ~ AMomBlog June 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm -

    We anxiously awaited the release and were not disappointed. The kids want to see it again already.

  34. Ray June 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm -

    This movie looks insanely awesome. The graphics, the cast, the possible 3d( that gift card could help) I was a big fan of the first one and really would love to take my mother to see it. She likes movies like this.

  35. ashley Marshall June 26, 2014 at 11:40 am -

    I would love to take my 2 kids to see this movie