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Trailer Watch: How to Train Your Dragon 2 teaser trailer

Okay, if you didn’t watch that yet, watch it. (And since somebody is going to ask, yes, I loved it.)

The reveal at the end, for those of you who haven’t seen promotional images before, is that Hiccup is older. Five years older, in fact.

From the official synopsis: “While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.”

As writer-director Dean DeBlois explained to Variety earlier this year: “At the end of last film, all these Vikings who were previously somewhat landlocked are now on the backs of dragons so the entire Northern Hemisphere opens up to them. And with that Hiccup’s curiosity increases, the map expands and inevitably they are going to come across new dragons, new cultures.” Hiccup soon “discovers a larger conflict brewing between humans and dragons and he finds himself at the center of it.”

It’s a pretty brave move, to redesign characters from a popular film like this, and I think it’s a good sign that they might actually take some chances with this sequel and give us something original enough to stand next to the original.

Trailer Watch: Hot Rod director Akiva Schaffer’s Neighborhood Watch

The Sun has the trailer for Akiva Schaffer’s Neighborhood Watch, starring Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and The IT Crowd‘s Richard Ayoade. It’s just a couple of clips, but the second one got a good laugh out of me.

The screenplay was written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Superbad). Neighborhood Watch hits the US on July 22.

(Thanks for the heads up Joe Dunn and Ethan Anderton!)

Trailer Watch: Jonah Hill in The Sitter (red band)

From IGN comes the trailer for the new David Gordon Green comedy, The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, Max Records, Kevin Hernandez, Landry Bender, J.B. Smoove and Method Man. I didn’t see Your Highness, but this R-rated riff on the Adventures in Babysitting mold is another head-scratcher for the former director of ponderous, Terrence Malick-esque films like All the Real Girls and George Washington… but at least it’s kind of funny.

The Sitter hits theaters on December 9, 2011, where it probably hopes to bring in the people (like me) who get sick to death of all the rampant consumerism and saccharine “Christmas” shit going on that time of year.

Trailer Watch: Moneyball

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in Capote director Bennett Miller’s somewhat fictionalized, big-screen adaptation of Michael Lewis’s book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. Brad Pitt is a solid enough actor when he’s given a good script to work from, and here, the words coming from his mouth are provided by Steve Zaillian (Searching for Bobby Fischer, David Fincher’s upcoming Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), with a rewrite (or two or three) from Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, West Wing) — so, it could be good.

Moneyball opens on September 23.