Recommendation Wednesday – How to Train your Dragon 2

June 25, 2014

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Last night I went to see How to Train your Dragon 2 for the second time. I loved the movie both times but appreciated it more the second time.

The first time I was hung up on one character being super awesome at the beginning and not doing anything later on. I made the mistake of equating Ecological Zeal, Talent with dragons, and acrobatic skill with ability in combat. The character wasn’t a great fighter but I assumed she was from her ability with the dragons.

The movie’s pacing was fantastic. The moment you think it’s getting slow it adds action.

Where it really succeeded, with me, was in the little moments, the interactions between the characters when their lives weren’t in peril. There are three or four beautiful moments of interaction that make the movie for me.

If you can, I recommend you go see it. It’s my favourite movie of the year so far, beating out The Lego Movie and Captain America the Winter Soldier.

If you’ve seen it, what did you think?

Éric