How To Train Your Dragon 2 paired with fishy food

Starring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett & America Ferrera

Rating 8/10

Haven’t seen it yet? Here’s the plot thanks to good ole Wikipedia: How to Train Your Dragon 2 plot.


Fish, fish and more fish. The dragons ate it, the people ate it. So if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us, right? And no fighting dragon flier has time to cook the darn things do they? So we’re embracing the sweet taste of sushi. Afterall, kids love the stuff and this is a kid’s movie! So it’s a win-win thing. It’s Salmon and Cucumber Sushi Rolls from BBC Good Food.


So I arrived late at the cinema to see this movie. Don’t shoot me! What cinema starts its film right on time? This one apparently. Anyhoo, after fighting for a seat (it was cheap Tuesday), we settled down, liquorice in hand, in mouth and started our adventure with Toothless and Hiccup once again.

I’m always nervous about number two movies (oh get your head out of the toilet!) But, to my great relief (once again, head out of the toilet!) this was a fun, exciting movie. I absolutely loved the first movie and although I still think it’s the best, this HTTYD flick carried on pretty well. By now you know and love the characters and it wasn’t a retelling of the first movie thank goodness. It was a whole new story.

BUT…(SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT) why oh why do kids’ movies have to kill off a parent?

I don’t get it! And there were times where the action lagged and it was a bit slow. The lady next to me was letting out loud sighs like she couldn’t wait for it to end. But these breathers were few and far between.

If you loved the first movie or just a really great kids’ film, you’ll really enjoy this one. So grab a kid (your own, preferably) and get yourself to the cinema pronto!

How to Train Your Dragon 2 trivia:

  • Budget – $145 million
  • This is the 2nd movie in a trilogy so hold onto your hats for the third instalment
  • Dreamworks used its latest in amazingness technology (did you notice?)
  • Apparently, Hiccup is supposed to be 6 feet tall or so. Wow, I now really look up to him… literally.
  • Valka, Hiccup’s mum, was at first going to be a baddie. That would have been really interesting. Awww.


Vikings, ships, shards of green ice, a beautiful black dragon and a gangly youth. So what are we having for dessert? Well, in honour of my favourite character, Toothless, we’re heading down liquorice lane with Licorice Brownies with Licorice Chocolate Fudge Frosting from Hovkonditorn.

Love or loathe these animated adventure flicks?

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