PG | | Animation, Action, Adventure
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
Dean DeBlois asked Cate Blanchett to play the role of Valka during the 2011 awards season where How to Train Your Dragon (2010) was being campaigned for Academy Award recognition. "I told her that I had written the part for her in How To Train Your Dragon 2. And she smiled, saying that the (original) movie was 'a big hit in her household with her three boys,'" said DeBlois. "I told her about the character, and I could see it blossoming in her mind." DeBlois wanted Blanchett to play Valka because he knew she could strike the right balance of "rich and commanding," mixed with a sense of "regret and vulnerability" that the part called for.
This is Berk, the best kept secret this side of, well, anywhere. Granted, it may not look like much, but this wet heap of rock packs more than a few surprises. Life here is amazing, just not for the faint of heart. You see, where most folks enjoy ...
After the fight ended between Toothless and the Bewilderbeast when Hiccup and Toothless are back together, and when some of the owners are being reunited with their dragons, the backdrop keeps changing from a view of the ocean, and then the next shot has Berk houses instead, facing away from the ocean, but the subjects/characters in the shot are still in the same part of their quadrant positioning, and continues this way about one or two more times.
2 versions of the Dreamworks Animation logo are used at the beginning. The first one is a 20th anniversary logo and the second one is a version similar to the one in the first film.
Also released in a 3D version.
$49,451,322 (USA) (15 June 2014)
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