Director: Dean DeBlois. Cast (voices): Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hil, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou, Kit Harington. 102 min. Rated PG. Animation.
Another case of not letting originals live in peace. Four years ago, How to Train Your Dragon was full of charm, boasted brilliant animation, and had a story that was both uplifting and had a good point or two for kids. The sequel is not even a rehash of the original. It's just a cartoon full of action, with an artificial story that's parasiting off the success of the previous film. If it wasn't for the eye-candy animation, this would've gotten a No-Mo.