In a move that seems to be a regular thing for big budget films nowadays, DreamWorks Animation has released the first five minutes of their upcoming animated sequel, How To Train Your Dragon 2. It provides exactly what you might expect from a five minute clip: a brief reminder of where we are, for those who have forgotten the events of the first film; some high-flying dragon action; and, of course, witty repartee between our animated characters.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 picks up back on the island of Berk, where Vikings now ride and race dragons instead of fearing them. While their friends engage in dragon races (the main concern of this clip), Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless journey further afield in search of new territories and new adventures. They eventually discover a secret ice cave that is home to a number of new dragons and a mysterious person known as the Dragon Rider. The latter’s identity has been pretty well spoiled by just about every trailer, but I’m sure it will still be fun to see where they go with that part of the story.
The first five minutes of How To Train Your Dragon 2 makes it look most entertaining, and it will probably be even better in 3D. We have already seen the sequence of Toothless and Hiccup playing above the clouds, but the dragon race is new, and there’s a bit of dialogue there at the end that teases future events. All in all, the film still looks like a good time and every bit as entertaining as its predecessor.
If you feel that you really can’t wait to see the first five minutes of How To Train Your Dragon 2, then check out the clip below. The film will hit theatres in 3D on June 13, 2014.