Out Of Theatre

The Lazarus Effect

Out Of Theatre
27 Feb, 2015 1 hr 23 mins
Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Sarah Bolger, Evan Peters, Donald Glover
Love, longing, tears, everlasting friendship...to watch the film in 3D is to live it. The dragons give you wings! They fly, you fly.

Showtimes The Lazarus Effect

There are no showtimes in your city.

You may change your location and check showtimes in a nearby city.

  • Critic's Review
  • Trivia / Goofs
  • Summary / Analysis
  • Social Reactions
  • Times of India
Story: Four years after Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) befriended Toothless, the dragon, the duo (now inseparable) embarks on new trips of discovery. However, disturbing their idyllic setting and peace of the land is a mighty dragon trapper with vicious intentions. Can the dragon riders rescue dragons from the clutches of the mighty villain who wishes to form a dragon army for his own good?

Review: How to train your Dragon 2 should be studied by filmmakers to learn 'how to make a sequel'. For a change, it is not just a rehash or remake of the 2010 Oscar-nominated film. While keeping the spirit, titular characters and visual excellence of the previous installment intact, a new story, characters and plot twists are introduced to lend novelty to the proceedings. The makers manage to keep the high-flying action and pace impressively consistent. Not once do the scenes get sluggish. The 3D animation breathes life into the story, without overpowering it.

The film respects the intellect of its audiences, probably more than the live-action ones do. It gives valuable life lessons without sounding preachy. This ensures its universal appeal and cinematic excellence. Be it kids or adults, HTTYD2's breathtaking imagery, paired with a perfect blend of humour and drama, leave you spellbound.

What stands out in the film, other than great visuals, emotional connect and a heart-melting plot, are the surprise elements. You are kept guessing throughout, which adds to the excitement. The cuteness quotient of fun-loving Toothless and peace-loving Hiccup goes up a few notches. The latter even dons a flying suit now and the opening scenes are a sheer delight to watch. Hiccup is no more the clumsy kid he used to be and Toothless is up for a real challenge. This is their coming of age story, magnificently told.

The voice-over cast led by Jay Baruchel and Gerard Butler are terrific and so is the new addition, Cate Blanchett.

Love, longing, tears, everlasting friendship...to watch the film in 3D is to live it. The dragons give you wings! They fly, you fly.
Avg Users’ Rating 2.6/5
Be the first user to write a review for this movie!
Download FILMIPOP Movies App
Download App
For Ultimate Cinema Experience

New releases, Trailers, Filmy Gossips! Welcome to the World of Movies. Subscribe now. Stay updated.

Notification No worries!! In case you want to enable it in future you can do it by clicking on lock icon in the address bar and enabling notification