112 Min. | Action – Adventure – Fantasy | October 2013
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Director: Alan Taylor
Staring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor: The Dark World Review: In Thor The Dark World, Odin (Anthony Hopkins) recalls when his father Bor and the warriors from Asgard vanquished the evil Dark Elves and their leader Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) that wanted to send the universe into the darkness during the convergence of nine realms unleashing the powerful weapon Aether. Mallekith escapes and Bor hides the Aether in-between two stone columns. In the present days, on Earth, the scientist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) that is waiting for the return of Thor, investigates a gravity phenomenon in an abandoned factory with her assistant and her intern. She finds the column where the Aether is hidden and the substance possesses her. In Asgard, Heimdall (Idris Elba) reports to Thor (Chris Hemsworth) that Jane has disappeared. Thor returns to Earth and finds Jane, but when he sees that he has a strange energy protecting her, he brings Jane to Asgard to be healed.
This is a lighter and jokier affair. Its broad jokes delivered mostly by Kat Dennings playing the traditional best friend rom-com role to Natalie Portman. Portman continues to be a weak point in this franchise. It’s more her Jane Foster character who really lacks consistent chemistry and reason for their love affair. This is a love that spans the universe and I can’t explain it other than they’re both played by really gorgeous human specimens. The best parts of Thor The Dark World, are that the world of Asgard is expanded more. It’s not just a set but a real place now. Thor The Dark World gives a real sense of it. Also Thor and Loki expands their relationship. Their brotherly rivalry is deeper this time and Loki is set to become a big Marvel character in the future. Malekith is a slight disappointment as the villain.
However, Malekith also awakes and goes to Asgard to retrieve the Aether. After a bloody battle, Frigga (Rene Russo) is murdered by Malekith and Thor proposes treason to his warriors friends of Asgard and teams up with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to seek revenge for the murder of their mother and to vanquish Malekith before he destroys Asgard with his Dark Elves. “Thor: The Dark World” is another great adventure of Thor. In Thor: The Dark World, Thor makes the most unlike association with Loki and the result is a wonderful movie. The scene of Loki fighting with Thor is the best moment of “Thor: The Dark World”. Chris Hemsworth perfectly impersonates Thor and the conclusion surprises. Last but not the least, the movie is to be watched until the very end of the credits because there are two additional scenes in the credits.