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Thor: The Dark World

Rounding out this year’s superhero soiree is; Thor: The Dark World. The sequel to 2011’s Thor is unfortunately not taking the Rainbow Bridge to the next level with me. To quote a friend, it’s as if Marvel lines us up for our yearly vaccines of Thor saying, ‘Here take this, you’ll need it in the future.’ Because in the end there are Marvel films that stand on their own and there are the ones that merely set us up for the next.

Don’t think I completely hated Thor: The Dark World because I didn’t. Picking up directly where Avengers left off, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is returned to Asgard by Thor (Chris Hemsworth). At the same time Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is doing research work on anomalies and finds herself in a bad situation. An ancient warrior named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) is awoken and hellbent on taking control over the galaxy while Thor takes Jane to Asgard. As powerful as Eccleston is as an actor (Doctor Who, The Others), it doesn’t shine through in The Dark World. He’s constantly overshadowed by his right-hand man Kurse and even in battles does Malekith blend in with the other Dark Elves. To be honest the title is Thor: The Dark World but it’s really all about Loki this time. Hiddleston steals the show in this movie. I’m one that constantly roots for the upright hero, but watching Loki be is conniving self made me want more.

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Rounding out this year’s superhero soiree is; Thor: The Dark World. The sequel to 2011’s Thor is unfortunately not taking the Rainbow Bridge to the next level with me. To quote a friend, it’s as if Marvel lines us up for our yearly vaccines of Thor saying, ‘Here take this, you’ll need it in the future.’ Because in the end there are Marvel films that stand on their own and there are the ones that merely set us up for the next.


Don’t think I completely hated Thor: The Dark World because I didn’t. Picking up directly where Avengers left off, Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is returned to Asgard by Thor (Chris Hemsworth). At the same time Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is doing research work on anomalies and finds herself in a bad situation. An ancient warrior named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) is awoken and hellbent on taking control over the galaxy while Thor takes Jane to Asgard. As powerful as Eccleston is as an actor (Doctor Who, The Others), it doesn’t shine through in The Dark World. He’s constantly overshadowed by his right-hand man Kurse and even in battles does Malekith blend in with the other Dark Elves. To be honest the title is Thor: The Dark World but it’s really all about Loki this time. Hiddleston steals the show in this movie. I’m one that constantly roots for the upright hero, but watching Loki be is conniving self made me want more.

Thor: The Dark World is a great mix of humor, action and story and yet its simply an intermission between Avengers films for me. Due to Dark World spoilers, I can’t speak too much on the in-credits scene but it sets up Guardians of The Galaxy and more, so be sure not to leave the theater beforehand.

I’m a big fan of Thor and the stories behind him, but I can’t help but feel there was just something missing here with the Thor: The Dark World film. – Jake Grunwald

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Thor: The Dark World is a great mix of humor, action and story and yet it’s simply an intermission between Avengers films for me.

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