I love animated movies, A LOT, but I have seen very few that actually surprise me, that I actually like, and that I can genuinely laugh of,some I like some aspects but few I actually feel to be well rounded, they are always missing something. Too dramatic, TOO childish, too aloof, too shallow, too obvious. I for example happen to be in the select club of people who DISLIKED enormously Frozen, i found it boring, not funny, I didnt like a single song, and it was full of plot holes, and jokes with no real point, I think I laughed like twice, i thought the songs were mediocre and the plot incredibly forced, I merely mention this cuz I had been holding it for too long, but hadnt quite posted it here because I thought maybe thats the standard now,THEN today I saw HTYD2 and every single plot twist was a surprise, they were pleasant, mortifying, jarring, tender and well… Unexpected ( in a good way, not in in a : that doesnt even make sense, lets just do something crazy for the sake of being different) the music was amazing, and although it included a song, it was not meant to fill some checklist, and become clearly forced unto the movie, IT FIT, it was real, it was scripted marvellously, it wasn’t awkward, or corny, or cheesy, ( ok maybe a little cheesy)but who cares! it was great and they didnt even bother to put great singers on it, and I cannot even start to mention the incredible amount of great feminist references there are in the movie.
I cried for Stoic, I dont usually cry for those kind of things… I wasnt even thinking it could happen, I had a total melt down while watching it, I even made frikin snapchat story for Valka’s Love story. If you haven’t seen it you should.