In 2010, DreamWorks Animation released arguably one of their best films since “Madagascar” in 2005, or perhaps even “Shrek” in 2001, with “How to Train Your Dragon.” The company is hoping to capitalize on the success of that film with the sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”
The art of sequels is no stranger to the box office. It can be hit or miss, with some grandly continuing on a story and others simply standing in the shadow of the original. Now there is “22 Jump Street,” which has decided to take the idea of the sequel and make a movie about it.
Continuing the trend of re-imagined fairytales, “Maleficent” is Disney’s latest effort to cash in on what they started with “Alice in Wonderland.”