How To Retrain Your Dragon

My only concern with How To Train Your Dragon 2 is that both Sony and Dreamworks tend to take whatever was original and clever and likable about their animated films, and make certain that none of that stuff comes anywhere near of the barrage of sequels they insist on making (see Shrek, Ice Age, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, etc.) because original ideas are scary.

What makes me less concerned about HtTyD2 is that they've taken their time turning the film into a franchise, with 4 years having passed since the first one came out (to be fair, they were working on this and a third movie simultaneously). It helps too that Jay Baruchel is aggressively enthusiastic about these films, and seems to have some sway over the creative team (which remains in place from the original, as does the cast). And the studio proved they could continue the story effectively with the TV series the Riders of Berk, which as canonal animated TV continues of films go, is probably top of the list.

Whichever way it ends up, this trailer looks solid. New characters, new threats, larger scope, and it voice checks all the returning cast (including Craig Ferguson, who is equally enthusiastic about these films).
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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