The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Hiccup and Toothless prepare for their next adventure.

No matter how many positive messages parents give their children about the joys of living with animals, the culture still peddles the propaganda that animals exist for humans to use in any way they choose. We know in our hearts that these creatures of God shouldn’t be viewed as property and disposable items. This is the message of How to Train Your Dragon 2.

In the Viking community of Berk, teenage Hiccup and his dragon Toothless live with other humans and dragons in peace. His father is looking forward to the day when the boy will be the clan’s leader. But first he must be tested by a villain who is building an army of slave dragons. Hiccup also meets a reclusive woman who has created a sanctuary for these creatures. Three cheers for all those connected with this animated feature who have made such an entertaining and satisfying defense of animals’ well-being and protection (20th Century Fox/DreamWorks, PG — adventure action, some mild humor).


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