If looks could kill, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World would engulf audiences in a deathly conflagration of dragon fire. The animated second sequel looks absolutely brilliant on the big screen, roaring to life in luscious detail. From the crystal-clear scale of its big set pieces to the minutia of the movement of sand and water, Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World splashes every penny of its 129 million dollar budget up on the screen for audiences to behold. If only they could have dumped equally as much energy and effort into the story mechanics, which are far and away the weakest of the three HTTYD films. Read More
DreamWorks, despite once being seen as a lower quality animation studio, has an occasional gem. How to Train Your Dragon was one of those. The poster for the film’s sequel looks to pick up quite a bit later as Hiccup is now rocking some stubble. It’s five years later to be exact, according to the synopsis. What little has been revealed about the story looks to satisfy our craving for massive dragon battles, beautiful animation, and the same characters we know and love from the original.
Hiccup and Toothless occupy the poster, looking very brave. It’s nice to see a DreamWorks poster that doesn’t have the stupid, cocky, eyebrow curve that they are so famous for. With an all-star voice acting cast, including the likes of Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, and even late-night television’s Craig Ferguson, How to Train Your Dragon 2 should be a watchable kids movie, at the very least.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is directed by Dean DeBlois and stars Gerard Butler, Jay Baruche, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, and Cate Blanchett. It hits theaters on June 13, 2014.
It seems the studios want Gerard Butler to be John McClane. Unfortunately, Bruce Willis is already John McClane, so the Diehard rip-off, Olympus Has Fallen, will be getting a sequel, set in London. The title is, you guessed it, London has Fallen and Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman are set to reprise their roles. Also reprising their roles will be Olympus screenwriters, Katrin Benedikt and Creighton Rothenberger. No director has yet been chosen.
The new film will follow Gerard Butler, as he attempts to foil a terrorist plot set to trike London during the Prime Minister’s funeral, along with his sidekick, Aaron Eckhart as the president of the United States (because who else is more equipped to personally handle terrorist threats) and an English MI6 agent.
Shooting begins in London on May 5, 2014, so this one is still a little ways down the pipeline, but it promises to be just as absurdly huge in scale as the first. The production deserves much applause for actually planning to film in London, as opposed to a green room. Practically solidified by this news are plans for London Down, much to everyone’s eventual confusion. You heard it here first.