Five years after the dragon's demanding queen was burned to the ground and the dragons saw the first day where they were living together, nobody has really changed, except for everyone who has ever had a grudge against war. Now there's all sorts of games, adventure, and discovery. A tiny conflict behind all of this is a career choice Hiccup must go through in the near future: become the chief of Berk, all perfect and selfless like his father is. Other than that, nothing's been bad, up until Hiccup and Astrid discover a tiny dragon and human tribe of their own, who have started a dragon army and a conflict goes underway between a possible war in which Stoick seems to have poisonous chemistry between the possible leader. Hiccup also meets the same sort of person that Toothless would want to meet if it was another Night Fury: a loving woman who has lived among the dragons for two decades and briefly gives a hint of betrayal but entire sweetness.
Now, The Lego Movie was very good, especially in the animation and originality, but I think this movie has a higher shot at winning the best animated feature award. There's a silly but silly as in funny, love triangle with Ruffnut and some of the other vikings, Ruffnut falling a lot for some rock heart abs. There are several stunts that disappear in the blink of an eye without a bump. Toothless is as cute and funny looking as ever. The animation is gonna be hard to compete against, with every dragon flying around giving off personality and action of their own, enough so to probably be a giant competition with Finding Dory next year. There is a sad scene and I was praying that it wouldn't end that way and simply not letting, but making us wait for the next with that as the end, and thankfully it doesn't, which is what a ton of films with dying drama don't do.
Honestly, Pixar's great, but I think Dreamworks is better, because Pixar takes it's time too much with it's movies, sometimes bringing a clunker. Every studio is like that, including Dreamworks, but they release 2 or 3 movies a year. And speaking of which, I'm not sure what the next Dreamworks movie will be just yet, but if it takes four years to make an animated movie like this, with exemplary and fun 3D, and How to Train your Dragon 3 is coming out, then I'm super happy they're already two years into it.