All right, so it’s probably not called How To Re-Train Your Dragon or How To Train Your Dragon, Too or How 2 Train 2 Dragons or anything else fun. But the teaser for Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 is here and it’s a beauty.
Let’s pause a second to admire the fact that this teaser is a complete sequence, which may or may not be in the film, which tells us nothing about the plot, but which gives us full gallop of the freewheeling, soaring-through-the-clouds value proposition of the first film while simultaneously assuring us that we’re in familiar, but evolved, territory. This is a masterful piece of marketing, aside from being a masterful piece of animation.
The Girl With The Trained Dragon Tat 2 arrives next summer.
Matt Brown co-hosts the Mamo! and Super Zero podcasts, and has a weekly column at Twitch Film called Destroy All Monsters. Imagine Thor crossed with a 12-year-old girl.