The ending monologue was the one that really bugged me...
Vending Monologue and Alternate Ending (Spoilers):
The final monologue really awkward, forced, and out of tone to me. To paraphrase it, the ending one was "others might have their armies and their armadas, but we have... our DRAGONS!!!"
For one thing, the final face off between Hiccup and bloodyfist was all about Hiccup telling him that he wanted to use dragons to conquer people, but it didn't have to be that way, there was another way that involved living together peacefully with dragons.
And yes, it's true that they defeated bloodyfist and his alpha by having all their dragons team up together under the
I actually spent several seconds as he was going through the monologue thinking "please don't end with 'we've got dragons!'", and was hoping that he'd end with "but we have our friends!", which might not have seemed dramatic enough for some people, but would have fit the tone a lot better in my mind. But they went with "DRAGONS!" to be dramatic, and to top it off, it sounded like he was going hoarse or something when he tried to shout it. In addition to being out of tone IMHO, it also sounded like really shoddy voice acting.
But anyways, as long as we're on the subject of the ending, did anyone else think that given Hiccup's concerns about being the leader of the tribe that Astrid would actually end up taking over?
Worst of all, i suppose now that they've done opening and closing monologues for both of the first two movies, it's now a tradition and they're going to shoehorn in monologues in and any all future movies in the series.