June 16, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2, 2014. A dragon-riding viking tries to prevent a war.

Written & directed by Dean DeBlois, based on books by Cressida Cowell. Starring Jay Baruchel, with Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, & America Ferrera.

Concept: C
Story: B
Characters: The protagonist is absolutely awful, but the others make up for him. B
Dialog: Again with the protagonist being awful; he never shuts up. C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: Have I mentioned that the protagonist is awful? Listening to his voice makes me want to tear my ears off. I don't remember him being that bad in the first movie. C
Music: B
Enjoyment: There is some pretty cool Miyazaki-ish fantasy going on. And a surprisingly touching story between the Cate Blanchett and Gerard Butler characters. B

GPA: 2.7/4

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