How to Train Your Dragon 2
2014
***
Director: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plassem, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Honsou, Kit Harington

In Berk, humans and dragons now live happily side by side. In the outside world, however, Hiccup and Toothless discover a mysterious dragon sanctuary, which they must attempt to protect from Drago Bludvist who is about to build an army. How to Train Your Dragon was a fresh and inventive animation with a nice set of characters. The sequel is perfectly enjoyable but somewhat mechanical. Hiccup enjoys deeply personal high and lows, but the story delivers very few surprises otherwise. Almost everyone rides a dragon now and the last third introduces us to another big one, very much like the first movie. Followed by How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.