Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thor: The Dark World

 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.

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, and Anthony Hopkins return in the sequel to Thor. This time, they are fighting none other than...dark elves! 


It's no secret that I'm a fan of elves of any sort, and what a delight to have the good ole Doctor, Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) as the villain. However, I have to admit that I was quite disappointed. 

The Dark World takes place mostly in Thor's home, Asgard, but there isn't much of that fantasy that I adored in the first Thor movie. In the first Thor, I was captivated by the different powers and skills that Loki, Thor, and the others displayed. We didn't get nearly enough of that this time. The pacing is quite slow, and the characters aren't quite as developed, and sadly, most of the action scenes fell flat.

Wait a minute...

Maybe I'm just upset that Kenneth Branagh (My hero) didn't direct this version. 

Let me take a moment to evaluate.

No, I'm still disappointed. No bias. I promise. 

Back to the review!

Loki has been brought back to Asgard to face his father and accept his punishment. After being sentenced to the dungeons for all eternity, Thor cannot think of anything other than to team up with his old stepbrother to exact revenge upon this evil elf. The leader of the dark elves wants to return the entire world to darkness, but somehow, his only source of power has been consumed by Thor's love interest, Dr. Jane Foster (Portman). 

They speed through the film to take us back to the human realm, where we get to meet a cute Brit, Ian (Jonathan Howard) and have a not-so-epic battle in London. I surely hope they do better next time. 

Oh, and what was that strange addition of Zachary Levi (Tangled & Chuck) as Fandral? 

**shudders** Creepy! 

I much rather have Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time). Bring him back!

P.S. The new Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer looks much better than its predecessor. We can only hope so!


  1. Good review. Cool to see Thor get another movie that fully-fleshes him out, without making him seem like nothing other than just a total meat-head. With a hammer, of course.

    1. I agree! Thor is still my favorite Avenger! I just expect more from him. Ha! Thanks for stopping by.