I just had to geek out over HTTYD2: a long acronym that stands for "Head To the Theatre YESTERDAY, Dude (2)" if you haven't seen it already, because this is the best movie ever.
I would rate my level of excitement to see this film at a 9/10 considering How to Train your Dragon was (and still is) one of my favorite animated films. I was at a wedding last weekend, and I found myself with four hours between the ceremony and the reception. I snuck out, hitched a ride to the mall, and got into my seat in my fancy satin gown.
I knew the movie would be amazing. What I didn't expect was an emotional roller coaster that took me hurtling in all directions. I was laughing and crying at the same time somehow, as though I had reached a new level of human emotional awareness. By the end of the film, half of my make-up had melted off my face. But it was so worth it.
Reality is always so much less fun than the high-flying, gut-wrenching, villian-fighting fantasy of the movies. Reemerging in St. Louis, Missouri was a real punch in the face after spending two incredible hours in Berk. When I got back to the reception, all I could think about is how I wished everyone there was a dragon instead. I half-heartedly raised my glass to toast, and when it was over, I rushed home to pour myself into reviews, recaps, animated gifs, and anything else I could find to make the honeymoon phase last just a little longer.
Did I mention that this is the best movie ever? XD