Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Friday, 13. December 2013

Thor: The Dark World
Director: Alan Taylor
Writer: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Based on: Stan Lee‘s, Larry Lieber‘s and Jack Kirby‘s comic character
Sequel to: Thor
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Zachary Levi , Jaimie Alexander, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jonathan Howard, Chris O’Dowd, [SPOILERS] Benicio Del Toro, Chris Evans
Part of: Marvel movies

Ever since the events in Avengers, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has done his best to ensure the peace across the realms, while Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is locked up on Asgard. Which means that Thor doesn’t have time for Jane (Natalie Portman) who is still waiting for him. But when Jane stumbles on the Aether, an ancient weapon, Thor comes to her aid, just as Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) comes for the Aether, planning to destroy the universe with it.

As much as I love the first Thor movie – and I do – I have to admit that it doesn’t quite reach the heights that Thor: The Dark World reaches. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard in a movie, especially an action movie. It does almost everything completely right and it’s just plain great.



To get the things I didn’t like out of the way: First of all, did they really have to fridge Frigga? I mean, was that absolutely necessary? Yes, it gave us delicious acting on Tom Hiddleston’s side of things, but any acting he does is pretty much wonderful and I wanted more Frigga and generally this fridging needs to freaking stop.

My other major complaint was the 3D. Absolutely unnecessary if not to say annoying. This is another thing that needs to freaking stop. And the plot wasn’t bad, though it didn’t make complete sense to me, but Christopher Eccleston was a bit wasted on a villain without proper motivation


But apart from this, it was fantastic. The acting was great (Tom Hiddleston, as mentioned, but also Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard) and the people wqho keep popping up in this film! I didn’t know that Chris O’Dowd was in it, and when he appeared I actually wanted to squeal for a second. And Chris Evans’ surprise visit has got to be one of my favorite moments ever. And the after-credits scene of course.

It’s a film that keeps you excited and entertained from start to finish which is exactly what it should be like.


Summarizing: YES!


  1. And I’m not sure that trying to touch an unknown thing with bare hands is actually scientifically accurate… But that’s maube just me. ^^

    • I thought the exact same thing. I actually sat in the theater and thought, “are they really gonna pull the same shit as in Prometheus? Really?”

      • I don’t remember Prometheus although I live-msn-ed it to a friend with a lot of “omg, that’s so bad and boring and please kill everybody at last! Why? What? How? Oh come on, baaaad acting. Baaaad direction. Baaaaad everything.”.
        There’s a quite nice post “what happened to Jane Foster?” http://eatingcroutons.tumblr.com/post/66843295375/what-happened-to-jane-foster that sums up a few things that bothered me too. ^^

        • Yeah, in Promotheus you get the wonderful scene where biologist just touches an alien lifeform, because “it’s so cute it can’t possibly be harmful”. But you’re right, that was just one of many, many bad things about it. The Jane Foster post is excellent. I like it. I’ll have to reblog it later!

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