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New on DVD: ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’

DVD How To Train Your Dragon 2: In a pivotal moment of How To Train Your Dragon 2, new character Valka — the guardian of all dragons — tells our hero Hiccup that he has “the heart of a chief but the soul of a dragon.” This sequel expands on the emotions of the coming-of-age tale of a boy and his dragon.

Director Dean DeBlois, who directed the first film and wrote the sequel’s screenplay, does a fine job of tugging at the heartstrings and adding elements of humor through the interactions between the dragons and humans.

The crux of the film, however, is the fierce and loyal friendship of Hiccup and Toothless. At times, the story takes a darker turn, but it’s a worthwhile move that shows that the storyteller is confident the audience will follow along with Hiccup’s discovery of his past to fulfill his destiny. On DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD

Also new: Jersey Boys; Tammy; Let’s Be Cops; The Babadook; Mood Indigo; Getting On; Drive Hard; Fray

— Maricar Estrella