Thor: The Dark World
Year:
2013
Country:
USA
Genre:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
IMDB rating:
7.1
Director:
James Gunn, Alan Taylor
Zachary Levi as Fandral
Rene Russo as Frigga
Stan Lee as Bus Driver
Ray Stevenson as Volstagg
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Erik Selvig
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Algrim / Kurse
Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis
Idris Elba as Heimdall
Storyline: Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to ...
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Reviews
Lazy writing leads to lots of missed opportunities
Let me start immediately with my major gripe; the writing is awful across the board; the story, the dialogue and the action are all extremely bland.

Ten minutes into the movie, the story appears to be identical to that of Avengers, and it stays like that until the end. An immense old power is found, the good guys try to destroy it and the bad guys use it to take over the world. The power is nondescript and functions as a deus ex throughout the film. The big disappointment is that, you don't get a good demonstration of what this power is until 90 minutes into the movie, and without spoiling too much I can say that it really isn't that much of a threat at all, just like the relatively small army of aliens in the Avengers wasn't much of an actual threat either. I truly can't imagine any way the premise of the movie could have been worse. Copying the premise right from your last major release and making the bad guys even less of a threat...

The dialogue consists mostly of cheesy one-liners, which doesn't help making the relationship between Thor and his family, and him and Jane more interesting, even though things got of to a reasonably good start in the first Thor movie. There's hardly any real tension save for the most textbook cliché's with Thor challenging his father in an argument, where the king's position is portrayed as such a blatant idiocy he loses all his stature.

The enemies are 'dark elves' which all look identical and about which we learn absolutely zero-squat except that they are invisible to everything and everyone unless they need to be beaten by a bunch of Asgardians to aid the progression of the 'story'.

Meanwhile, we visit Asgard, but we learn nothing about it either. We see identical and disposable soldiers/guards and a king sitting in a large EMPTY palace, and that's all. The one star I gave is for the rare moment of humor and displacement when the queen of Asgard briskly tells Jane to do everything she tells her to without question, and Jane immediately realizes that this woman who's bossing her around is not just a demigod but also her new mother in law. There is so much more room for stuff like this, however it's never used.

The fighting choreography is awful; mainly lot's of close-ups of elbows hitting prop-armor. The tactics of Asgard's armies are those of kindergarten play-warfare; run forward and shoot, nothing more.

Truly a lackluster affair..
2014-02-18
The Light at the End of a Dark World
When we left our friends in Asgard, all was right in the 9 realms after Loki was thrown into an abyss for his selfish ways and almost destroyed everything the Asgardians hold most dear. But it has been 2 years since Jane Foster and Thor parted ways and now they are reunited because of a darkness that shrouds over Jane's inner body as she infects a most powerful and deadly weapon that could not only destroy her but the entire 9 realms – it takes a vicious monster Malekith (played wonderfully by Christopher Eccleston) to destroy all of the races in the universe to converge it all in darkness.

But it takes Thor (Hemsworth) along with Foster (Portman) and Loki (Hiddleston) to save the day. But what we don't know may surprise us – that the Tesseract, the Aether, so close together creates something more deadly than what they could ever even think that could happen to the fate of the entire universe.

This movie was excellent and I am looking forward to seeing what is next for our mighty god of thunder.
2014-06-26
Bad Plot
Im still trying to find out which movie did everyone see. Acting is well done, directing any everything is pretty good... the plot, oh the plot !!

1.- Predictable. 2.- Villains that nobody cares about. 3.- Love and kisses in the middle of catastrophes. 4.- you will forget everything about this movie in less than 2 hours. 5.- Overrated

This is why movies are crap, cause they only want to see a character (loki) in action instead of getting a good story.

I don't know why the writers think if they put some science to movies its going to be a good movie.

Is not as good as they say, not as bad as you think. Watch it? yes, just wait till its free on TV. Meanwhile go and watch something else.
2013-11-11
Hollywood gets your $ again
I studied the convergence for 25 minutes. This movie gets high ratings for the same reason that The Hobbit does: people love to see great effects that are neato, and rumbling sounds. One more sign of crumbling intelligence in a crumbling society. Most of the great movies have no special effects whatsoever. Few of them come from modern day Hollywood. Save your time and pick your nose in the bathroom at home. Crap, I don't have enough lines. I can't figure out how to write a long review about something as vapid as this movie. If you liked "Android Cop, "I, Frankenstein" or "After Earth," then you will love this one. I took my son to this and 25 minutes in I told him I would buy him a toy at Walmart if we could leave. The total price for the evening was $15 for the movie + $45 for the LEGO set = $60. However, he got a new toy and I didn't have to watch that crap movie.
2014-02-10
OK in parts but seen it all before
'Thor - the dark world' has some good moments, particularly the gags and the characters of Loki and Thor himself, but most of the rest is bloated CGIsville and ham portentousness. The plot is straight out of 'Lord of the Rings.' The dark side of life portrayed by the Black Elves (very reminiscent of The Teletubbies!) are rising (originally the Universe was dark until Thor's Grandad sent them packing and brought the Light). However, the Elves' main ultimate weapon - the Aether (cue misty red smoke) - was not destroyed but buried beneath a fifties car park in East London!!!! Where's that Ring when you need it?! Thor's girlfriend (Natalie Portman - the Elves are taller than her!)discovers it and becomes a carrier - fortunately she does not suffer Gollum's fate of disfigurement. Now that would have been a plot twist! The rest of the film is the Black Elves trying to get hold of the Aether while Thor, Loki and assorted London-based Earthlings attempt to prevent them. The best bit is the relationship between Thor and Loki with some good acting from Hemsworth and Hiddlestone, but the attack on Asgard is a copy of Michael Shannon's rebellious effort on Krypton, and from then on in the plot holes get bigger and bigger. True, the destruction of Greenwich - as Thor and Chief Baddie battle it out - does not go on as long as 'Man of Steel' in New York, but is a yawnfest. Isn't it about time that audiences started to give these Comic book adaptations the b**'s rush? They are getting so similar and boring.
2013-11-22
Terrible is too good a word
OK so I am going to get straight to the point.This movie is one I was really looking forward to watching.The first Thor movie was one of my favorite super hero movies of all time.This was NOT. For a big budget movie with a big budget cast it left me feeling like I had wasted my time watching it.I can't single out anything in particular that was bad as the whole thing just felt like filler material. The baddies are lacking any real threat and this time round I just found that both thor and Loki did nothing worth remembering.

I am not expecting much from the next Captain America either but it cant be worse than this.For me this is up there with Catwoman and both Fantastic Four movies
2014-02-09
Just Wonderful! Packed with action, heartfelt emotion, humor, drama and intensity.
Thor The Dark World is brilliant and completely tops the first film. There are a lot of extremely funny bits in it as well as some dark and moving moments. Probably a much funnier movie than it had any right to be given the subject matter. Loki is done perfectly and the dialogue between him and Thor is superb.

If you're a fan of the first, this certainly won't disappoint at all. Without spoiling anything, the scale of this film is very Avengers-like in that the action pieces are amazing. During a sequence halfway through, I literally turned to my friend and said, "this is freakin' awesome".

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Each frame is packed with action, heartfelt emotion, humor, drama or intensity. I was expecting to simply see crazy mythology with monsters destroying the landscape of the nine realms for two hours. Instead, I was shocked at the depth and complexity of this film. You definitely need your brain and your heart turned on for this one, unlike other CGI mishmashes. If you want a movie with just dumb action and no plot then stay away from this exceptional film. The performances are top tier and the visual effects may be the best I've seen this year. I have to join the majority of people and even critics that are praising this film. It's a true joy and such a pleasant experience.
2013-10-31
Fantastic piece of writing and captivating actors!!!
I was really excited to watch this when it first came out and I was one of the first at the cinema, and the film didn't disappoint. With a fantastic contrast of scenes and emotions this film kept me entertained and hooked until the very end. It made me laugh, made me scared and made me cry (especially the scenes surrounding Loki). Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard made some hilarious jokes and made me and all of my family laugh. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman conveyed the relationship excellently, Christopher Eccleston was captivating and Tom Hiddleston made me smile and cry, what more can I say( he is an amazing actor and my idol).The plot twist at the end was fantastic and totally unexpected, the whole plot was well planned and written. I cannot wait for the next installment of this franchise! Fantastic writing and acting!!!!!
2014-05-05
Action hero movie, emphasis on the ACTION
In this movie, there is way more action than plot. It appears that the director/writer was focused on making the movie "exciting" first, then coming up with some plot devices to fit in with it. The "Aether" is particularly uninspired as a choice for the big bad. It's an excuse to skip writing any characterization for the antagonist; ("Hey, it's just an evil entity that's silent and just sort of.. there. Yay! Less work for us!").

(SPOILER) My biggest complaint with the movie (and this bugged the heck out of me) is the completely out-of-place spaceships and fighters (Think x-wings like Star Wars. Yes, really.) Asgard is supposed to be a realm out of myth. There is a reason everyone gets around using the bi-frost, isn't there? If everyone has spaceships, why were we told in the first Thor movie that the destruction of the bi-frost prevented transportation to other realms? And if these people have guns, why do all the characters on Asgard fight with swords/clubs/daggers? I'm trying to get over my annoyance about this ill-advised overlap with sci-fi. Not having any luck with that.

The movie is entertaining, though, in the same way that mindless summer blockbusters are. This would have fit right in with summer releases. Some nice in-jokes for Marvel fans.

Now for the actors:

Natalie Portman is pretty boring. She doesn't have much to do except swoon, really.

Chris Hemsworth does a good job; in my opinion there are limits to what you can do with Thor as he's written in these movies. A bad actor could make a disaster of it; a good actor can make it just fine. There's not much room for an actor to show off his craft.

Anthony Hopkins is never bad, but both he and Rene Russo are just sort of there to occupy roles that have to be filled. Very one-dimensional, but then again, that's not out of the ordinary for superhero movies in general.

The best part of the movie?? TOM HIDDLESTON. The dude wears Loki like a second skin now. He steals every scene he's in. The character of Loki would, in anyone else's hands, be as simple and one-dimensional as all the other characters in the movie. Instead, he brings subtlety to a role that could easily be reduced to scenery-chewing. He's a master at the grin that conveys, all at once, the mischief of a little boy, the evil of a true villain and a bit of the resentment of the orphaned and overlooked son. I found myself paying much more attention anytime he was on screen just because I find his portrayal to be bordering on the sublime.

6 out of 10 overall, because of the (gag) spaceships and the lack of any suspense for the audience.
2013-11-17
Style Over Substance: The Movie
Oh was that not the name of the movie? Could have fooled me that's for sure.

When people talk about this movie they often talk about how great it looks, well the budget is 170 000 000 dollars so OF COURSE it looks good.

It would take the biggest idiot on earth not to be able to make it look good with that big of a budget, just hire a great director of photography, set director and CGI artists and everything will fall into place... Visually.

To get it right story-wise and acting-wise of course requires a little more finesse which in reality is not the movies strong parts if we're being realistic here.

The plot is messy and throw random sci fi logic (with very little actual logic) and events around like they are sprinkling an ice cream and not really seeing the full picture of what story they are trying to convey, random transportation ports and monsters for instance is very convenient to say the least.

And the acting, oh no, Nathalie Portman who I usually like a lot does the definition of a phoned in performance clearly just doing the movie for the money and the rest of the cast is not that much better.

But who cares about plot and acting in a Marvel movie right? Clearly not that many considering the high rating (of currently 7.1).

If people asked for more than just a stylish movie and didn't sucker in just because a movie looks good and has cool action scenes then perhaps we would have gotten a little more substance to it, but clearly that is not a lot of people's priorities which is unfortunate.
2016-01-03
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