Having greatly enjoyed the first How to Train Your Dragon my expectations for the sequel were fairly high. The first film was an impressive outing for DreamWorks who, at that point, had put out many animated films which I felt were simply passable pieces of safe, sometimes pandering entertainment. DreamWorks had something special in the first film, perhaps a sign that it was finally ready to contend with animated film juggernaut Pixar. With How to Train Your Dragon 2, DreamWorks continues to close the gap in quality with Pixar. Read on to find out how DreamWorks succeed in doing this.