The movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 has hit theaters today, and it looks like it might hit that rarefied territory of sequels that improve upon the original. Having read GeekDad Jonathan Liu’s excellent review of the film, I can’t wait to take my family to see it soon.
I’m pretty impressed by how well DreamWorks Animation has been able to keep advancing their technology while maintaining a distinctive style. Those skeptics of us who thought they’d never be able to come close to Pixar’s gold standard must eat our words, I think. Check out this trailer if you haven’t seen it up close yet:
It’s been five years since the original film, so if you’d like to refresh your memory, or if you’d just like to learn more about the movie’s dragons before or after you see the new film, check out the awesome Dragonpedia on the official movie website.
There are some pretty cool toys and games based on the film hitting store shelves everywhere, and even as an adult it’s hard to resist some of them. Fortunately, since you’re reading this post, you (assuming you’re eligible) have a chance to get a great set of those toys and games for free!
- IONIX: Giant Toothless Battle Set
- Hiccup’s Dragon Blade
- Sheep Launcher Game
- Pop N Race Game
- Toothless Power Dragon
- Toothless Plush
The giveaway is open to anyone with a US mailing address. Only one entry per mailing address, please. On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at noon Eastern Time, one winner will be chosen randomly from all valid entries. Enter using the form below, or if for any reason the form doesn’t appear or doesn’t work for you, enter here instead.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is rated PG and opened in theaters today, June 13, 2014.
Images: DreamWorks Animation / 20th Century Fox