DreamWorks Animation just unveiled a teaser trailer for its upcoming "How To Train Your Dragon" sequel, giving us a look at an older Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) having fun with his dragon friend, Toothless. Check it out below.
Plot: While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair of Hiccup and Toothless journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
The new movie is written and directed by Dean DeBlois and co-stars Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller and Kristen Wiig. It's set to hit theaters on June 20th, 2014.
5 Ways They Could Have Made a More Super 'Man of Steel'
I love Superman, the franchise, the character. I was very excited for the latest attempt to bring the ultimate superhero to the big screen. I wasn't disappointed, but I wasn't super thrilled. It underperformed at the box office, which is too bad because Henry Cavill was amazing. With these slight improvements, the film would've been better overall:
#5: Re-cast Lois Lane. I love Amy Adams but not here. She's too doe-eyed to play a hardscrabble reporter -- and (ahem) brunettes anyone? We're talking Lois Lane, not Lucille Ball! Adams and Cavill lacked chemistry. And the "measuring d*cks" line was totally misplaced. We need a feisty -- but likable (and believable) -- tomboy Lois Lane character. One we root for.
#4: Lose the struggle over his powers. Does he use them, does he not use them? We paid 40 bucks to sit here not so Superman could watch his Earth dad die! Hello, save the poor farmer already! What is he Jesus? Samantha on "Bewitched"? Let the hero be the superhero!
#3: Bring back the family-comedy. That's what was great about Christopher Reeve's versions. There was cheeseball comedy. There is nothing wrong with classic humor, like Superman trying to find a phone booth to change and finding a half-phone booth and making do. Why not poke fun at the fact there are no phone booths anymore? Make it a family film. Double your B.O. You cannot bring little kids to this. Can we just not have Superman Christopher Nolan-ized? There. I said it. He's not Batman. He's Superman.
#2: Forget flashbacks. We had no emotional connection to the story other than the flashbacks. They were OK, but it left the present lacking. Give us a real story to sink our teeth into. What is Superman like? What does he do during the day?
#1: Downplay the villain. We've seen them all before. I get tired of going to superhero movies where the director falls in love with his villain and the superhero gets short shrift. That might be fine for Spider-Man, but not Superman. Nobody cares about Lex. Or Zod. Zod was boring, and he had too many cliché bad-guy monologues. My favorite roll-the-eyes line moment was when he said, "This is going to end with one of us dying." Really, I thought it was going to end with both of you becoming Facebook friends!
They got close. There were some magical moments. Superman is not just your run of the mill superhero, he's Superman. He deserves a super movie.
Good article, minkowski. I think someone more lighthearted was required for the job. I hope Andrew Stanton gets another chance to tell another small story without the weight of bajillions of dollars on his back because I think he has potential.
#5: Re-cast Lois Lane - I'd say just forget about this f*cking character,why does every superman movie needs to have Lois Lane? give her a vacation.
#4: Lose the struggle over his powers - whatever,i didn't like the fact the movie didn't show more of his powers,he was most of the time jumping around like the hulk...how about showing some of your other tricks?
#3: Bring back the family-comedy - I don't agree,I hated most of the humor in the first 2 superman movies but on the other hand superman should have a lighter side..the changing the outfit in phone booth or other random places was defiantly lacking in Man of sh*t
#2: Forget flashbacks - fully agree.
#1: Downplay the villain - It was just a weak villain and a bad casting of Michael Shannon...they should go with some villain we haven't seen in previous superman movies.