17. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (June 13 US/July 4 UK)
The first movie was a huge critical and financial success for DreamWorks due to a warmly relatable story (let he/she who hasn’t tried to hide secret pet dragons from our dragon-hating Viking families cast the first stone) and excellent character design (Toothless is seriously cute), and I’m really hoping that the producers of Dragon 2 have added as much meticulous detail and heart into this story as with the first.
And because this installment will probably make a buttload of coin, DreamWorks has already lined up a third movie. And by that time, I will have either overcome or succumbed to my shameful desire to own a plush Toothless toy. I’m such a slave to the merchandise beast. -GW