Just a quick review here. Went to see this movie over the weekend as I enjoyed the first one. Just as the first surprised me with how well the story came together, so to with the second movie. Some thing though were sacrificed, mainly the friendships among the young characters, in order to promote Hiccup. I guess I’m just used to the TV series but Snotlout, Fishlegs and Ruft and Tuft were pretty much there for very brief sidekick comedy. I also have a question about the time frame. There are some reports this takes place 5 yrs after the first movie which should make the characters around 17 ish but others are saying they are 20 yrs old! That latter age just doesn’t jive with the first movie and it just remains vague in this sequel. Still there is a lot to see and do in this movie, we get more dragons and we get not one but two big surprise events in the movie. Won’t spoil it for you but be prepared to cry a little. Go and enjoy a great kids movie, possibly the best this first half of the year.
3 1/2 out of 5