The-Actual-Trailer-Breakdown for How To Train Your Dragon 2

8 Jan

The actual trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 was released quite  a while ago, but as I griped enough about the HTTYD 2 teaser in my barely-even-a-trailer-breakdown, it seemed as though I should follow through with the new one. And, also, I rather enjoy watching trailers over and over again. Shocking, I know.

In any case, you know the drill by now – watch the official trailer here, and then swing back around and we’ll break it down! (bad 90’s pop music plays in the background)

(Music is mercifully interrupted by the melodic sound of Hiccup’s voice)

“We’ve really got to work on your solo gliding there, buddy.”ht_2

::Bask in the patented Dreamworks animal expression::

Rejected title for How to Train Your Dragon 2: How to Sass Your Dragon Trainerht_4

“Toothless! ht_6

You’re pouting, big baby boo?”


“Well, try this on!ht_8

Aw, you feeling it yet?

Yeah, you wouldn’t hurt a one-legged -“ht_10

What was the end of that sentence? Was it, by chance, viking?ht_11

Because despite the adorable terrified face, that doesn’t sound as helpless as you probably intended.ht_12

“Whoa, whoa, whoawhoa!”ht_13


Reindeers Dragons are better than people, Sven Toothless, don’t you think I’m riiight? ♫


“This is Berk. Life here is amazing.”ht_15

We discussed young Hiccup’s surprisingly agreeable facial evolution in the last breakdown, so I’m just going to let you throw in a mental dialogue of your own right here. Go on.ht_16

“Dragons used to be a bit of a problem, but now they’ve all moved in!”

Disclaimer from Dreamworks: These are trained professionals. This is actually not a good way to fix all pest problems.ht_17

Oh, quick question – Is there Why isn’t there an Oscar for cutest animated picture? ht_20

… And with Vikings on the backs of dragons – the world just got a whole lot bigger.”


Just think how many more people would major in history if this had really been the case.


“What happened here?”

Hm, just something that happens at a certain age. In your case, your beard starts coming in, you grow into your jawline, and suddenly all the girls are fawning over you. Just learn to bear it like a gentleman.ht_25

“What could have done this?”

Hormones. Oh wait, sorry, are we talking about the scenery?ht_26

Okay, that makes far more contextual sense.ht_27

You wanted a killer whale-like dragon rising from a cloud, you got a killer whale-like dragon rising from a cloud. ht_28

You wanted – great googly moogly, no, no one wanted that.ht_29

Looks like I’m going to be using my summer days wisely.

“I’ll bet you think you know a lot about dragons…ht_31


… Let me show you some of what you don’t know.”

“…Okay, but I shot a Night Fury.”

“Should I know you?”ht_36

“No – you were only a babe…

News flash, woman, he’s still a babe. Time to throw out that past tense.

But a muhther never forgets.”

Abort. Abort mission. Your permission to call him babe has been revoked.



Shock: A reaction to any number of things, including (but not limited to) finding out your allegedly dead mother is alive, finding out your mother trains dragons just like you, or finding out your mother looks even less like you than your dad does. Next movie: How to Tell your Dragon-Trainer He’s Adopted.

“Yeah, sorry I let you believe I was dead for your entire life until now. I was very preoccupied dressing like a witch doctor. Are we good?”

“We are not good! Were you here the whole time? I can’t believe you didn’t contact me!”

“But, Hiccup… Dragons.”

“Good point.”

Too early to tell, but I may have just summarized the movie for you. Spoiler alert.


“Unbelievable – you’ve been rescuing them!”

Even all this cuteness makes it a little hard to forget a couple shots back where you looked more than a little like the Viking version of Maleficent.

*coos with joy in a very un-adult way*ht_43

Kids Corner // Do-it-yourself time! Here, insert your own reference to this exact scene as it was portrayed in Disney’s Pocahontas!

“Something is coming. Something you’ve never faced before.”

… anything like Vikings? Or dragons? I may have news for you, honey.

“The dragons are mine now.”ht_46

aw, he made a little frienht_47


“Protect our people. ht_49

It’s your destiny.”

Disney/Dreamworks Merida cameo. PLEASE.

“If ye had the chance to cheange yur feat – Werdge you?”

Come on, Dreamworks, it’s already set in Scotland, pleease?

“What you’re searching for? It’s in here.”

Yet another potentially dangerous heart-misplacement mystery – solved. Thank you Astrid. I’m sure you were not just trying to inconspicuously feel his pec muscles. Who would do that? Pff.

“This is very dangerous!”

Don’t you train underprepared minors to fight dragons in the last movie?ht_52


Ah, well, everyone knows an animated movie would flop if it weren’t for the token moronic adult characters.ht_53

“Are you kidding me?”



You too, Hiccup, you and your girlfriend aren’t off the hook just because you’re all gorgeous now. Get your acts together and start doing more things I can make fun of.


“Come on, Toothless…”ht_57

Yeah, baby!”

I can almost hear that particular sound byte being recorded for the video game. Totally not a negative thing. You know we all would play it.
ht_58D’aww, I’m excited. Summer animated movie blockbusters make me smile.

(By the way, Smurfs, I’m very much not looking at you. Sit back down.)


“Dragons and Vikings, enemies again!”

A boy and his dragon – nothing quite as heartwarming.

I mean seriously, nothing. Nothing is cuter than this. ht_61


I formally challenge you to find something more adorable than this.
ht_63“You know that doesn’t wash out!”

While you wear yourself out looking, I’ll be over here cradling a Toothless plushy toy until summer.


20 Responses to “The-Actual-Trailer-Breakdown for How To Train Your Dragon 2”

  1. Merrilee G Lewis January 8, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Good one!! Can’t wait 🙂

    • Emory January 8, 2014 at 11:29 am #

      Hey thanks! Let’s watch it, shall we? 🙂

  2. Shahrazad January 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    I can hardly think of anything that is more exciting than dragons- or cartoon characters who suddenly got upgraded looks.

    Might I ask why you spelled the word mother like “muhther”?

    • Emory January 8, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      I wanted to express the sound of Hiccup’s mum breathing out too fast during “mother.” For some reason I got caught on it and I couldn’t let it go.
      And things laid out honestly, I agree that dragons have a higher rating on the “exciting” scale than upgraded looks do – I just rarely see a cartoon character whose animators went to the trouble of aging, you know? Most sequels just haul out the old template.

  3. Sherlock January 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    I have a good excuse for going and seeing that movie this summer. Do you have any younger siblings to watch it with? I am willing to loan some of them for a reasonable price.

    • Emory January 9, 2014 at 8:58 am #

      I may well take you up on that, being as the only younger sibling I have is you, and you’re not even really my younger sibling. What a complicated family we have.

  4. HBubbles January 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    I watch the original at least twice a week. It’s my spirit animal. And the sequel is making me even more excited. I think I almost passed out like, omg, like like, twice during your breakdown.
    -hides in the corner, trying not to freak out-
    -hides in the corner, failing-

    Are we not going to talk about the discrepancy with the boob helmet?
    “How to Tell Your Son He Had Two Mothers” or “How to Tell Your Son About Mastectomy”

    • Emory January 9, 2014 at 8:59 am #

      I’M DYING
      Thank you, HBubbles, you are a marvelous being. ohmanohmanohman

  5. beechat January 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Oh my gosh darling… I just giggled in a very non adult way while reading this. Too many fangirl sounds coming out of me… I am sitting in Starbucks. There are people staring me now. -_-

    • Emory January 9, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

      You own it, sweetheart. The Starbucks citizens are all just jealous, and you know it. Thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂

  6. Kire January 9, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    You. Are. Brilliant. You are just wonderful! Hilarious! Gorgeous! Yeap. It’s true.

    • Emory January 9, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

      You are an encouraging and beautiful soul made of pure wonderful. Thank you.

  7. geekygirl91 January 10, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    I love these posts :D. I’m looking forward to it,since I watched the first movie, and awwww I can’t bear all the cuteness T^T

    • Emory January 10, 2014 at 10:40 am #

      D’aww, I know, this franchise really knows how to cute, don’t they?
      Missed you on the blogosphere! Welcome back, love!

      • geekygirl91 January 10, 2014 at 10:42 am #

        T-thank you ç___ç *blush* I’m happy to be back,too :3 Still trapped in uni’s exams, though x°
        Unfortunately I’ll have to wait my country to translate/dub the movie >_<

  8. Emily C. January 23, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Late, but still love it. ;))
    (also, um… when/if/curious if you were going to do a little blurb about the new (finally!) (yayy!) Sherlock? Not sure since don’t think did the Doctor either, just covered the trailers, since probably easier, but.. hey.. that would be awesome. ;))
    (didyoulikeitdidyoulikeitdidyoulikeitdidyoulikeit??!? :D)

    • Emory January 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

      Hey there Beauty.
      WELL ACTUALLYI’ve been working on a post about Sherlock, but I thought I might wait for the second episode to be aired in America before I threw it out there. I’m just trying to make my squealings readable right now! 😀 and to answer your questions, YESILIKEDITYESILIKEDITIlikeditsovery,verymuch! ❤

      • Emily C. January 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

        Ha… Yes! (and same goes for DW too, right? ;D)
        It was hard /not/ to be all glee and/or wtH?! (sometimes simultaneously), but overall wonderful… only mixed about feeling a little chaotically disjointed with it. Hopefully that was just the initial ‘tone’, and will spur on from there… can’t wait to see how things move on tomorrow!!
        (eeee… and Martin’s RL partner, and Ben’s RL parents filling in those same roles!!! 😀 <3)

  9. Jennifer Hilty December 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Holy cow. Now I really AM glad I avoided the trailer before watching the movie! I was warned on Tumblr that it had a MASSIVE spoiler in it, and yup, there it is – seriously, I suspected going in that the mysterious woman people were reblogging about was his mom, but that’s the most ridiculous trailer spoiler I’ve ever seen! 0.o

    All I can say for this movie is that I wish there’d been more with the kids. Come on, they were SO AWESOME in the last movie, but they hardly got any screen time. Instead we got ONE CUTE SCENE with his parents reuniting and then they offed his dad. I was highly offended.

    But just to counteract the negativity of this comment, yes, Toothless is adorable and Hiccup is also adorable in a slightly more hot way. Or IS it slightly more…? (Since…y’know…fire breath…dragon…k I’m done.)

    • Emory December 31, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

      Right? That was a big spoiler. But it was so central to the movie, maybe Dreamworks felt like it was the only plot point they could show that would make anything else make sense? I ended up loving that movie so hard, but I can see where you’re coming from with wanting more of the kids! It was a lot less of that and a lot more warfare between Hiccup and everyone else.

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