Everyone’s favorite hammer throwing Asgardian superhero returns for a second outing in his own movie after teaming up with the likes of Captain America and Iron Man to battle aliens in New York. With connections to Marvel’s The Avengers and not forgetting that villian brother who seems to be stealing more limelight to deal with, does this movie stand up to the other superhero movies? Lets find out!
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Well there are two ways to look at this rather interesting movie. On its own and if you were to judge it against the likes of other great superhero movies, this movie would be above average at best. Normal graphics and special effects by today’s standards, a soundtrack that is nothing special and acting that is to be expected form such renown such as Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins & Rene Russo.
In fact if you were to take a general look on the overall movie, this would just be another movie to watch after work to destress or for those who want to continue the Marvel Movie Storyline. Yet dive deeper into the movie and you will find little gems that would make this movie more enjoyable.
From the little humor that Thor seems to have picked up from hanging out with Tony Stark and Dr. Bruce Banner to Loki’s trademark remarks and that cameo by the super soldier, Thor: The Dark World can be a very entertaining movie if you just relax on the strict expectations. Don’t forget to do the obligatory “Where is Stan Lee” hunt that is now a staple in all Marvel related movies.
Overall Thor The Dark World comes recommended for all fans of the Marvel movie universe and not forgetting the legions of Loki fans. Tom Hiddleston has once again shown that the role of Loki was made for him just like how Tony Stark is Robert Downey, Jr and Tom’s fans will really want to catch this. In fact depending on how much you love Tom’s Loki, the ending might be just for you.
Oh, and don’t forget to stay back after the credits as with the other Marvel movies, there will be that little snippet of what to expect next.
Ratings: 3.5 out of 5 stars but because Loki is in it, there is an upgrade to 4 stars.
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by Kenneth Wong
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