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Thor: The Dark World, Reivew


It has been over six months since my last film review and with Avenger: Age of Altron just around the corner I thought this would be good place to jump off and get back into do it.

Thor: The Dark World, is the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe phase 2 and set after the events of the Avengers. It tells the story of an ancient evil coming back to turn the universe into darkness.
The film operate on a larger scale than the original with more comedy and drama than its predecessor. With a script written by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely; you can see the influence of Joss Whedon all over it, but this could be because Whedon has been doing the final pass on all script of Phase 2, leading into his second Avenger film. Though this does not hurt the film in any way.

All the main cast return except for Clark Gregg who played the ill-fated Agent Phil Coulson.
(Though if you have seen season 1 of Marvel: Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D, you will know what happened to him after the Avengers.) Joining the cast is the talents British actor Christopher Eccleston as Malekith, lead of the Dark Elfs.

Tom Hiddleston is outstand as always and steals every scene he is in. it just a shame that we don’t get to see more of him as Loki. Hiddleston gets to play with some very heavy drama scene but we also get to see his comedy side with a blink and you miss him cameo from Chris Evans as Captain America.

Chris Hemsworth still proves his is the right choice for the role of Thor. However his character really does not get a chance to grow except for the scene he is in with Loki.

Thor: The Dark World is a fun movie and it shows that Marvel really know what they are doing when it come to their characters and universe that they are setting up on the silver screen. That is not to say that the film does not have any issues there are some, but nothing that take away from the story.
The only major issue I have with the film is with the main villain of Malekith, he is not really flesh out and comes across very one dimensional, which is a great shame given how good of an actor that Christopher Eccleston is. But then at it hart Thor: The Dark World is not about the big bad villain but two brothers putting their difference aside and even coming respecting each other is some way.

I give Thor: The Dark World a 4 out of 5.

Odin: Some believe that before the universe, there was nothing. They’re wrong. There was darkness… and it has survived.


2 responses

  1. Good film. I agree, it’s a 4/5. Tom Hiddleston is definitely magic as Loki. Even though he’s a bad guy, I’ve really enjoyed him in Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World. Just the way he delivers every line is fantastic. They definitely under-used Christopher Eccleston, but I guess they figured they didn’t need much more from him than “pure evil that needs to be stopped.” He was a very single-minded character, which is probably why he came off as one-dimensional. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and the rest of the cast did really good. I liked the “crazy” Erik Selvig, which was another side effect of what happened in The Avengers. All in all, a really fun romp of a film. I’m not familiar with the Thor comics, so I wasn’t worried about how it measures up to them. Though, I usually don’t let that bother me anyway, since comic continuities are a mess of retcons and all kinds of crap that makes them a convoluted mess. I’ll bet it’s difficult to combine elements from different versions into something workable.

    I’ve really been enjoying the Marvel movies, starting with Iron Man in 2008, that have been made with the characters that make up The Avengers. (though, I also enjoyed Hulk in 2003, but the 2008 movie rebooted the series)

    10/03/2015 at 17:11

    • Never read Thor, as it did not appeal to me. But I have been enjoying the films.
      I really did not like the like Ang Lee Hulk, but I loved 2008 reboot films, it a shame Edward Norton left but Mark Ruffalo has been a great replacement. I hope he gets his own film but it not looking likely at this point. Still he could appear in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D

      17/03/2015 at 09:18

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