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Sara Baxter
Artist | Student | Artisan Crafts
United States
Age: 20

Gender: Girl

Favorite food: Chocolate Ice Cream.... mmmm

Personality: A lot of people say I come off as a very upbeat and optimistic person with a good sense of humor. I think animation is one of the best mediums for movies and enjoys watching films from Disney and DreamWorks the most. I DO miss traditional animated movies but I digress.
So yeah, I finally saw HTTYD2 on it's opening day. I've seen it twice already and I love it to pieces. The animation is better than the last one (which is saying A LOT), the voice casting was top notch as anyone would suspect from DreamWorks, and even the story has aged up along with the main characters. Does it mean it's the best sequel ever and lives up to the hype the director was comparing it to the Empire Strikes Back? ....No. That was the short answer. Here's the long one.

The movie takes risks in all the right ways with taking a few dark turns that really set up the universe and make it feel all the more real in a similar manner as live-action fantasy movies, but there are a couple problems a few people bring up.

The first and most obvious one is that the main villain isn't as credible as he was built up. Now Drago Bludvist was established quite nicely in the beginning of the movie but when he made a proper appearance a lot of people said he wasn't that strong of a character as the rest of the cast. I agree halfway with that statement (in a latter journal I'll go into a further analysis with my defense for How To Train Your Dragon 2 and its faults).

The second one that others noticed was the use of expositional dialogue in the movie. I can actually agree there were some moments I felt like they were long winded back stories that didn't need mentioning.

Those were the ones that people brought up the most but honestly I did not find them as problems and I believe there is a lot more to the film after seeing it more than once to see the things between the lines. I will go further of that soon and hopefully you can all stay tune for the final review.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: Channel flipping.
  • Playing: Well I did play the Game but I just lost it.
  • Eating: Had a sandwich.
  • Drinking: Had some milk.

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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello Hug Have a wonderful day!
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Well, thank you! :)
LainyLu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bunny Emoji-88 (Hello) [V5] , Thank you for the fav! on .:HTTYD2:. A World with Dragons by LainyLu   ~ :heart:
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. *Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!)
Mahogany-Fay Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again for your favs hun !
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. :)
neverland23 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the watch! Dance 
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. :)
Pikapuff123 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You like HTTYD too?!?!?!?!?!
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Duh! :D (Big Grin) 
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