Swooping back into theaters next summer is the cast of misfit vikings in How to Train Your Dragon 2. Taking place five years after the events of the first film – four years since its release – we will see a more mature Hiccup and his pal winged Toothless take to the skies. After the jump, see what our heroes are up to in this beautifully orchestrated sequence of a teaser trailer
It’s easy enough to see from this fantastic teaser trailer below that the flying sequences in How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be more exhilarating than ever before; and that’s quite a feat to accomplish. What is shown is so incredibly animated that they don’t even have to display the title of the film at the end because it doesn’t need to be said. I love it. You just want to know when it’s coming. And this teaser delivers the goods.
What we see here is a brilliant teaser. It does exactly what it’s meant to do. Tease. We are given nothing as to what we can expect from the story, but that’s not what made HTTYD so special. The dragon riding is what turned this movie from a cute animated feature into a beloved memorable spectacle. And that’s what this teaser brings to the table: a breathtaking flying sequence between Hiccup and Toothless.
There’s an interesting thing going on in the teaser trailer world these days. We’re seeing more and more films introduce themselves with a full scene rather than snippets and clips. The Conjuring gave us an eerie first teaser and This Is The End brought the funny. It’s an interesting marketing tactic as long as the studios can contain spoilers. It would have been really nice to have seen these scenes in the movie, but I guess without context they work wonderfully as teasers. And I guess that’s better than showing us multiple scenes that highlight too many parts.
Here’s the official plot synopsis of How to Train Your Dragon 2 courtesy of Apple Trailers:
The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout 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.
If How to Train Your Dragon slipped past your radar, I implore you to seek it out as fast as possible. If this teaser trailer got you all hot and bothered to the point where you want your own dragon, I suggest you watch the first film immediately.
What more do you want to see in this sequel? More viking life? More dragons?
How to Train Your Dragon 2 soars into theaters June 13, 2014