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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.

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Hiccup (voice)
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Valka (voice)
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Stoick (voice)
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Gobber (voice)
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Astrid (voice)
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Snotlout (voice)
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Fishlegs (voice)
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Tuffnut (voice)
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Ruffnut (voice)
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Drago (voice)
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Eret (voice)
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Hoark the Haggard (voice)
Philip McGrade ...
Starkard (voice)
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Ug (voice)
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Teeny (voice)
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Storyline

It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret 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. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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13 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cómo entrenar a tu dragón 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,451,322 (USA) (13 June 2014)

Gross:

$172,107,286 (USA) (22 August 2014)
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

During the battle with the alpha, Hiccup takes a strip of cloth to cover Toothless's eyes. Just as he puts in on, there is no tear in the top left side, but a split second later, when the camera zooms in, a tear suddenly appears. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hiccup: [narrating] 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 hobbies like whittling or needlepoint, we Berkians prefer a little something we like to call... DRAGON RACING!
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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. See more »

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First Things First
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Ignore those stupid trolls, This is the best movie if your a fresh grad !!
27 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have a chance to see this in a early screening today. I can guarantee you, the wait is worth-it. For me it is as good as the first one (and if you prefer epic action, this one is definitely better), but my favorite is still the first one because it completely took me by surprise.

Animation? Superior !! but the proper credit to say is cinematography. 3D effects is easy to achieve today because of advancements in technology. But it takes great cinematography to capture your imagination. If you are tired of "lazy" 3D, then watch this one.

Story? The Best! I won't tell anything about the plot. But I will say that the story connected to me so well. It is about "Coming out of Age"

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WE ENCOUNTER A TIME IN OUR LIFE WHEN WE ASK, "WHAT DO I WANT TO DO?" "WHERE DO I WANT TO BE?" .. we usually ask those questions during graduations.

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This movie will definitely help you find the "inner you". I wish this movie is shown during the time I graduated. My transition from college to real world would have been a thousand times easier.

DON'T LISTEN TO STUPID TROLLS, or YOU'LL MISS A WONDERFUL MOVIE EXPERIENCE.


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