How to Train Your Dragon 2 – teaser trailer released
Just thought I’d quickly share this, seeing as I’m rather fond of the original movie.
At first, I wasn’t particularly sure about Hiccup being as aged-up as he is. Everything about this trailer suggests a film significantly different in tone to the predecessor and, well, I LIKED the original tone. This, I thought, would never do at all.
After a bit of thinking however, I can see why the creators took this route.
For one thing, the first film is fairly old now: by the time this sequel comes out, the original will be around four years old and said film’s primary audience (AKA: people younger than me) will have aged significantly. Keeping the tone unchanged would essentially require the makers to pitch the film to a whole new audience which, frankly, would make no sense at all.
There’s also the problem of the TV series, which is relatively obscure compared to the movie which spawned it. Setting another movie close to the first HTTYD would either require the series be taken into account (awkward, when most of the film’s audience won’t have watched it) or completely ignored, the latter of which would be particularly bad seeing as the series is still ongoing. Moving the story forward by a few years enables the series to remain questionably canon without it being important to the higher-profile project.
For further details of the upcoming movie, including a brief synopsis, I would suggest giving this a look. Needless to say, I am already planning on seeing this one.
Seen the original movie? Planning on seeing the sequel? I’d love to hear your thoughts below 🙂