How to Train Your Dragon 2

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Epic, thrilling 3D adventure sequel is outstanding.

PG 2014 105 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 46 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 71 reviews

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age 6+

Portrays A Strong Father and Leader, Adorable Love Story, Contains Sad Scenes and Violence

How to Train Your Dragon 2 continues the story of Hiccup and Astrid, and eventually, they will marry in other movies. This is an innocent love that develops from a charming crush. Hiccup meets his long-lost mother in this show, and his father is reunited with her briefly before he dies. He sacrifices himself to save Hiccup when the dragon war breaks out. This part of the movie is violent and sad for younger viewers; however, it is touching because it shows the love of a parent and the lengths a father will go to protect his child. The chief is portrayed as a good man and a strong leader.

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Too much violence
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age 7+

terrible and sad, letdown from first movie

Watched with my 4 year old after both of us loving first movie. He went quiet during and after it and turned off before end. Lets starts with the mother on it, what an atrocious character and role model who apparently swans off leaves her son + father to live with dragons but then is welcomed back with open arms years later as if nothing happened LOL. What a joke. The whole plot with the Dad is that the son always knows best, this is a carry over from first one which is nauseating but worse here, then the Dad is killed by one of the good characters under mind control. It is drawn out and sad completely unnecessary for the type of movie this is. Wouldn't recommend at all, bad messaging bad movie.

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Too much violence

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