A four-year wait for the sequel to an animated movie is bound to get fans impatient, and DreamWorks seems to have understood that only too well. The company has been releasing various clips of the much-awaited ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ to the public, including the first five minutes of the animated movie! While some fans prefer to wait for the theatrical release in June 2014, others have been eagerly devouring every video that the company has released. If you share sentiments with the latter group, here is a complete list of all the ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ videos released so far.
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Dragon Racing Clip –
This one-minute clip shows the youth of Berk engaged in what seems to be the official village sport. The excitement in the packed arena is reminiscent of the dragon slaying tournament that the village used to engage in – however, this game is more suited to the village’s recent adoption of dragons as pets. The players race each other on dragons to capture the highest number of sheep and drop them into their respective baskets. In this particular game, Astrid emerges victorious after capturing the valuable black sheep worth ten points and dropping it into her basket.
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Itchy Armpit Clip – This humorous video is only thirty seconds long, and reveals Hiccup playing cartographer on his adventures with Toothless. Each time they discover a new land, Hiccup adds a new section to his map and sketches it out. As for names, Hiccup seems to take his inspiration from Toothless who in this case scratches his armpit in response to Hiccup’s request for suggestions. “Itchy armpit it is!”, Hiccup concludes, thereby naming his latest discovery.
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ First Five Minutes – The first five minutes of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is quite promising. It begins with Hiccup’s introduction to his village, much like in the prequel but with plenty of changes since then. For one thing, dragon racing is the new village pastime and it is played with vigour by the village youth – all except Hiccup, that is. Hiccup seems far more interested in exploring new territories and experimenting with aerodynamics on the back of his faithful dragon Toothless. Their latest adventure leads them to a new land which Hiccup quickly adds to his ever-expanding map of the region. However, his love for exploration seems to be insaturable, as the clip ends with Hiccup resolving to keep on exploring the region and looking for new lands.
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Kidnapping Clip – Interestingly, this is the only ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ movie clip that isn’t on the official HTTYD2 website. This means it probably is a leak. The minute-long clip shows Astrid kidnapping Drago Bludvist’s henchman Eret Son of Eret and demanding to know the location of the villain’s camp. When Eret refuses to talk, Astrid commands Stormfly to drop Eret and then swoops down to rescue him at the last moment, by which time Eret promises to take her to the secret location. Not too different from Astrid as we remember her, is she?
Well, what do you think? Will you be watching these videos online or waiting for the real thing to hit the theaters?