What: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Cast: The voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Djimon Hounsou and Kit Harington
Writer-director: Dean DeBlois
The story: Five years after Hiccup the viking (Baruchel) befriended the injured dragon Toothless, the peace between the two species is threatened in this animated sequel.
The buzz: The original earned $495 million worldwide and spawned a TV series, a Christmas special and a live show that played in arenas around the globe. Odds are, this one will do just fine.
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE