Trailer Tuesday: How To Train Your Dragon 2


It's been a while since I did a Trailer Tuesday, mostly because that's never been a thing I've done, but a couple decent trailers have appeared, and I'm a lazy, lazy man.

First up, How To Train Your Dragon 2, which I had no idea was near enough to being finished to have a trailer. I know Jay Baruchel has been super excited about it, and mentioned it often in interviews while hocking This Is The End, but still the trailer suddenly arriving took me by surprise.

Full disclosure: I only saw the original one last summer. I know. When it came out, I was attracted to the dragons, but thought it looked like yet another DreamWorks animated film, aimed a little too squarely at the child market, and not enough at the "everyone can enjoy this" market that I occupy. Then spent the next three years hearing it in both ears about how I should see it, and how wonderful it is, and how it really is quite good and all that.

What tipped me over the edge was Brave. Specifically, Craig Ferguson in Brave, and all the press he gave on his show to the the Pixar movie that left me cold. Because everytime he turned around, he reminded the viewers that he had done a voice in Dragon. Then Gerard Butler would be on the show, and they'd talk about it. Then Baruchel would guest, and they'd talk about it. So, finally I said enough and watched it (happily, I'd owned the damned thing for about a year at that point, having picked it up on the cheap and still never actually sat down to watch it). And I loved it. It was exactly what everyone kept going on about. And from this early teaser, clearly the aerial sequences are still as lovely looking.

The film will be released next summer, at which point, while I haven't been waiting as long as everyone else for it, it will be nice to see Hiccup and Toothless again.
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