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.
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So, yes, I'm a marvel fanboy, but I am also not biased. A good movie is a good movie. And this is a good movie. It finds the right balance between action/ adventure and comedy. I'm going to try not to give any spoilers away during my review. Like any movie, there are good parts and there are bad parts, but overall this is one of my favorite superhero movies to date. The actors give very good performances, but I do feel the roles of Darcy and Dr. Selvig are a bit overplayed. I thought overall visual effects were very good, but there was one particular part with Jane Foster where the special-effects looked really second rate and shoddy. Loki, as usual, brings the fun and humor to the movie with his wit and antics. Hemsworth is coming in to the role of thor beautifully and I look forward to seeing more of thor in the avengers two and possibly a third movie. This is worth $15 to see at the movies, but I would skip the 3-D. PS don't forget to stick around for both of the post-credit scenes ;)
Let me just say, that compared to the first movie, Thor: The Dark World, is a large improvment. The story is much more substantial and interesting and the humor is much more convincing. However, while this movie is worth watching, it is nothing too top-notch.
Overall, this movie can be seen as another pretty typical superhero movie, with a strong lead character, a dark villain who threatens the people of Earth, and a background love story. This isn't necessarily a negative quality, but this movie isn't anything we haven't seen before. From start to finish, the story line is pretty simple, but has very good action sequences, and flows well from beginning to end. Second time around, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston seem more confident in their roles, and due a truly amazing job of both moving the audience to laughter and excitement. The character balance of Thor as the Brawn, and Loki as the snarky Brains is absolutely phenomenal. Natalie Portman's increased involvement in the film also made the movie more interesting to watch.
My complaints about the sequel are pretty basic. Sometimes overuse of CGI, made the film look a little too fake, and some of the humor added was a little confusing to the tone of the film. Overall, my biggest complaint was the under-developed villain. Malekith, played by Christopher Eccelston (a very talented actor) did not get much characterization at all. Unlike, Loki's witty portal in Avengers, Malekith is a pretty stereotypical antagionist; he is evil, and powerful and wants to do bad things. Other than that this film, is pretty entertaining, and is worth seeing once or twice.
It has been 2 years since the New York incident and wars are raging all across the nine realms. Asgardian warriors have the onus of restoring order and warding off all evil. Meanwhile back on Earth, Jane Foster has accidentally unleashed an ancient weapon of the Dark Elves that resurrects their race, threatening the very existence of the Universe. The Norse God of Thunder has a mighty force to reckon with and will need the assistance of his deceitful brother Loki. Thor must prevent the world from falling into darkness before the imminent convergence of all realms. With most of the events unfolding upon Asgard, some fantastic special effects were obvious devices to be used by the celebrated TV director Alan Taylor whose most recent works include several memorable episodes of Game of Thrones, Mad Men & Sopranos. 'Thor: The Dark World' is undeniably an exciting superhero epic that outdoes its predecessor and establishes Chris Hemsworth as a worthy Avenger.
While the Asgardians police the realms and keep trouble away from their homeland, Thor's ambivalence is highlighted. On one hand, he has a role in protecting Midgard as an Avenger and being closer to Jane Foster and on the other, the responsibility of being the King of Asgard in the near future. As Jane accidentally becomes the host for the dark power Aether on Earth, Thor decides to bring her to Asgard. Darkness then draws onto itself and the resurrected Malekith (Christopher Eccleston – Who?) attacks the might of Asgard itself causing terror and despair. Thor must now seek the assistance of whom he wouldn't trust at all but retribution, has common enemies. Together with Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor must prevent Malekith from unleashing darkness upon the world before the convergence of all nine realms occurs. The common plane of this rare alignment falls in Greenwich, which then serves as the final battleground for an epic clash between Thor and the forces of the Dark Elves.
At his third outing as the God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth is more convincing and iconic than ever before. He effectively manages distinct relationships in this sequel, between his father, his conniving brother and his love, Jane. With more humor, action and evil, Hemsworth does a mighty job with his hammer. Natalie Portman has a better role that is suited to her talent and at Asgard, she feels just at home as she was on Naboo as Queen Amidala. Anthony Hopkins might look weary of playing Old Odin but his voice and persona still make him the most suitable King. The show stealer however, is Tom Hiddleston as Loki. His comic timing and charm simply add to his character's dishonest nature. The untrustworthy Loki is turning out to be the most lovable villain and that simply asserts how well Hiddleston plays the part.
Alan Taylor's comprehensive background with major TV series does enable him to blend in several elements of the story in a fast paced, eventful and exciting movie of less than 2 hours. A seemingly uncomplicated plot does yet provide the grip and thrill. With some exemplary visual effects that not only showcase the fantastic realm of Asgard in vivid light and colors but also showcase the epic destruction in Greenwich, Taylor makes remarkable use of technologies to enhance the story's appeal. The best part is, he directs the screenplay in a seamless manner that keeps the audience engaged with the pace so the film isn't heavily reliant on its visuals but is merely aided by it in its storytelling. That is precisely how such superhero movies should be made. The cinematography is excellent even with simple scenes such as Thor's arrival upon Earth, London's aerial view and the action on desolate landscapes of other realms. The background score has the epic tone and sustains the darkness associated with the film's evil.
Technicality finds its happy medium with comic book storytelling and Taylor deserves credit for enhancing Thor's presence in the Marvel world. As Malekith's evil grows with the power of Aether, Thor's strength increases with his loved ones around him. His definitive stance for Midgard's well being and for his love, Jane Foster will establish him as an Avenger and protector of all realms. Meanwhile, Loki's wile ways shall keep us entertained with the brilliant Tom Hiddleston.
Thor: The Dark World isn't ground-breaking but it does everything right for a superhero movie and that, is the simple reason you should spend that money. Oh, and to watch the scene where Thor sheds his cloak, jumps off the balcony, catches the incoming mjölnir and flies away. Epic.
- 8.688 on a scale of 1-10.
Well for the starters..the movie has to credited on being different from other Super heroes Sequels.The movies has elements of humor and laughs which necessarily cannot be found in most of action heroes movies as i recollect. Anybody adoring director Christopher Nolan wont be exactly finding the movie so interesting if they visualize from the perspective of the Dark Knight series.
The visual effects are good if not " blow you away ". Natalie Portman is ravishing as usual but has a more of eye candy presence. Chris Hemsworth has improved as an actor and that be substantiated if u compare him with other performance. The X- factor of the movie i believe is Tom Hiddleston. He is a gem of actor and but is yet to shine. Even though Chris Hemsworth character is the main protagonist but people will talk about Loki as step out of Exit . His brilliance is personified in an intriguing way and i would love to keep it within wraps.
Beautifully crafted are the humour shots...and i believe anybody reading my comments wont disagree on agreeing to it.