112 Min | Action – Adventure – Fantasy | October 2013
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Directors: Alan Taylor, James Gunn
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor 2 Review: “Thor: The Dark World” is the next entry in the high quality series of Marvel movies over the 7 years or so and it is one of the best. Its funny, its got action. And did I mention its funny? Honestly, I think this movie had more sarcastic comments, wise cracks per minute than it did hammer punches to the face.
Story of Thor: The Dark World is fairly generic. Super evil guy thought long dead wants super evil thing. Thor and crew doesn’t want him to get it. It’s straighforward enough. However, for a movie titled Thor, it sure does spend a large amount of screen time with other people, Natalie Portman, the other scientists when Natalie Portman is in Viking Land, Loki, the bad guy, Loki again. Actually, I don’t really mind the Loki part. I hate him as a character, but he is fascinating. He truly is the god of mischief, you never know what side he is on, though usually its his own side. I don’t understand how anybody trusts him ever.
Every character always has something funny to say. Every side character is comic relief, and Thor is pretty funny himself too. With so much casual comedy all the time, the incredibly sad and dramatic moments create a jarring tonal shift. Then after a short while its back to jokejokejoke. For most of the movie, the action isn’t that mind blowing or fascinating. But Thor: The Dark World makes up for it with the final fight, full of chaos-inducing wobbly gravity and warping all over the place.
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