When Hiccup and Toothless discover an 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.
Its been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the islands 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.
|nudity||3/10 A few kissing scenes between Hiccup and Astrid, and between Stoick and Valka, who are husband and wife. After seeing Valka explain why she hasn't returned, Gobber says "That's why I never got married. That and one other reason." Craig Ferguson, the voice actor, has stated that the line was meant to imply the character is homosexual. Most young children will probably miss the implication, and nothing more is said about the matter. Ruffnut falls in love with Eret and looks suggestively at him several times.|
|violence||6/10 There are several extended battle scenes. There is a fair amount of violence and implied casualties, but no gore. No blood. But there is some sword-fighting, perhaps some dragon fighting. A dragon is killed by another dragon. A main character is killed by a dragon when he saves another character.|
|profanity||1/10 Some expletives such as 'oh my gods'.|
|frightening||7/10 The film takes a darker, more mature approach than the first film, dealing with issues such as family hardships, war, dictatorship, and poaching of animals, among others. Compared to the first film, there are more frequent and more intense action scenes. This includes battles where casualties occur, although deaths are more implied than shown. There is a character who is missing an arm, and his stub is shown, which could frighten younger children. Some of the new dragons, particularly the massively large ones, may frighten younger children. The transformation of Toothless, under hypnosis, from Hiccup's ally into a predator who tries to kill him, may be disturbing to young children. Intense and dark scene involving a character's death about 3/4 of the way into the movie. There is no blood, and the camera cuts away from it, but the scene and build up in nature is very foreboding and intense. Much darker than the first film, and not suitable for young children. Aimed towards older kids and teenagers/adults. Not recommended for any child under 8. Total: 24/50[/b|