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Analysis on the first 5 Minutes of How to Train Your Dragon 2!

21 Apr

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Many things have changed in the Isle of Berk since the “Dragon Invasion” that occurred during the first film. Now, dragons happily occupy the space along with their human masters in How to Train Your Dragon 2, the cinematic sequel. And for some long time fans, this set up is exactly in how the books originally envisioned this world.

That includes some games with sheep being the … well, scapegoat. Well, not quite. But these dragons certainly love teasing the always humbling and hilarious sheep. Some may tell these animals not to lose their wool over it.

This new video clip release comes courtesy of Yahoo Movies. It shows what looks like the first five minutes of the movie, along with all the necessary set-ups in character introductions to get viewers up to speed. Snotlout still has a “thing” for Astrid, but has he started to take a liking to Ruffnut too? Fishlegs is dedicated to his adoring female Dragon companion, and he looks like he will become a capable second in command when the leadership of the island changes, and Stoick the Great and Gobber retires.

But where is Hiccup? This movie looks like it will be about making new discoveries on all kinds of fronts. Not only for this lead hero but also for everyone else. As everyone are now in their teenage years, what happens next will no doubt start to define them in their young adult years. Everyone is growing up. It looks like some may want to leave the nest, and that’s not good for Berk’s fate.

More Posters for How to Train Your Dragon 2!

12 Apr

Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Just when fans think all the posters have been released for How to Train Your Dragon 2, the official Facebook page for DreamWork’s series has unveiled yet another one. This time, Hiccup’s mother, Valka, is featured with her dragon, Cloudjumper. These two share an even closer symbiotic relationship that Hiccup does not quite yet have with his dragon, Toothless.

Now that time is edging closer to this film’s release, will there be more surprises? Even Gobber the Great has his own pet dragon by the name of Grump. To collect these posters will not be an easy task when not every movie theatre across North America will give away / release their posters to fans to have. If any readers have suggestions on how to obtain them, we at Otaku no Culture welcome tips.

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Now that nearly everyone has been featured, Will Stoick the Vast get his own movie poster to round out the family? Most likely yes, and he better reunite with Thornado and his spunky newts. People who have followed the series will know this dragon may well be the last of his kind and he has taken to become a surrogate mother to three little Thunderdrums. When considering the invasion of Drago the Dragon Hunter will need everyone to have their dragon, everyone needs to be on top of their game, and be the best of friends with their dragon.

From the sounds of things, this family will become the Dragon Masters, the title of the third part of the television series.

A complete run-down of all the posters released to date can be found here.


Thoughts on the Third New Trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2!

11 Apr

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Poster

If the third new trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 is any indication, Hiccup is going to have his hands full with one big reunion taking place. Not only will he find his mother, Valkawho somehow became missing over the years (instead of going on a quest, that the novels by Cressida Cowell said), but also an old enemy may also return if it is to tie-in with the television series.

Alvin the Treacherous made peace with Berk and if he makes a brief appearance in the film, that would be wonderful. It’s unlikely Hiccup’s immediate and adopted family will be enough to thwart the coming invasion. Not even his mom’s dragon army may prove enough.

Also, Dagur the Deranged must return somehow, perhaps as an associate of Drago, who leads an army of Dragon Hunters. Dagur was last seen in the television series humiliating defeat and heard vowing he will come back. Could the two be related? The names are similar enough to make this hypothesis.

And as the trailer indicates, Drago has an army and in order for Hiccup to defeat them, he will no doubt need to have his entire family — not just dragons — united to keep the peace in Berk. That will no doubt pave way for him to become king next, whether he likes it or not.


The Complete How to Train Your Dragon 2 Poster & Trailer Line-Up!

30 Jan

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

Updated May 3rd, 2014


The countdown is on for How to Train Your Dragon 2 merchandise and collectible products.

J-14, an online Teen Celebrity Magazine got the exclusive to show the latest in a series of posters being released and Teen.com may well have the final piece. In January, the first poster of the lot featured Ruff and Tuff, and the detailing is looking very exquisite. Their sneer is very àpropos and the detailing will make watching the movie on a proper IMAX screen a beauty to behold. That’s if this movie will get shown in this format. Fans can only hope.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Preview Trailer Released and Analysis

19 Dec

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Poster

The fantastic looking official trailer for the second movie in the How to Train Your Dragon series was released today. It shows that a danger is in store for the village of Berk. Years have no doubt passed since the first movie and as for how the television series fits in, the emphasis on the main hero becoming a confident warrior is very evident.

In the trailer, Hiccup meets up with a person from his past and the reveal will be a welcome to viewers’ eyes. Spoilers exist and it tells of what happened to his mother. And a terrifying force will invade the Archipelago. That will no doubt cause future ramifications for everyone living within this desolate land. Although the ideas seem far from Cressida Cowell’s books, maybe it is not. Perhaps the force that’s coming is another civilization looking to expand its borders.

In the books, Hiccup will no doubt unite all the local tribes and be crowned king. But in this movie, just who will he be facing is unknown. Writer/Director Dean DeBlois is helming this project without Chris Sanders and his ideas presented in the trailer look confidently strong. To not have the talented Sanders providing additional input should not affect the direction, but his artistic interpretation of the expanded world will be sorely missed.

By all indications, this trailer shows that the CGI will be just as good as the dynamic visuals produced in Disney’s Frozen. All the snow and ice sculptures look alive, and in high-definition resolution, the details are simply stunning. This movie looks like it will no doubt be nominated for technical awards in the 2015 awards season.

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