Thor: The Dark World (♦♦♦♦)

After the events related in Thor (Thor, revisited), and Marvel's The Avengers, we find Thor back in Asgard with Loki as his prisoner. The destruction of Bifrost (in the first installment) has left the Nine Realms in a state of unrest. Thor and his Asgardian warriors have restored peace.

Meanwhile, a great threat has resurfaced to threaten the stability of the Nine Realms. Jane Foster has found a site of great energy disturbance. In there, she comes in contact with an anomalous substance that predates the birth of the universe, an energy so powerful that threatens to immerse in darkness all that exists.

The luscious feel and out of this world special effects, together with the solid screenplay, and excellent ensemble cast that made the first Thor (Thor, revisited) so successful have been kept in place. Darkness has crept in, however, and make no mistake, Thor: The Dark World is true to its title, but there is new ingredient in this installment that hasn't been as apparent before: Loki's sense of humor. Somewhat cynical, Loki's humor peppers scenes that may have been boring otherwise, and in none of the movies that came before, namely Thor (Thor, revisited) and Marvel's The Avengers, has Loki's personality threatened to steal the show. Never has he been as duplicitous or as charming.

As in Thor (Thor, revisited), the ensemble cast has fun working together and it shows, as the chemistry is palpable.

Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Renee Russo as Frigga, Stellan Skarsgård as Erick Selvig, Kat Dennings as Darcy, Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif, Zachary Levy as Fandral, Ray Stevenson as Volstagg, and Tadanobu Asano as Hogun all reprise their roles.

Comments

  1. What a marvelous cast this movie has. How could it possibly not be a winner?

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    1. I know, right? The cast is stellar.

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  2. Natalie Portman ala Jane Foster has it made with Chris Hemsworth. Lucky girl. Hemsworth makes a great Thor!

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    1. Haha...So true, and they have so much chemistry working together! ;-)

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  3. I enjoyed this one even more than the first one - I loved that it was darker but balanced it with Loki's awesome humour!

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    1. Actually I started liking Loki a lot.

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  4. I am out of the loop. Haven't seen any of these yet! Thanks for the review.

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    1. Well, Judy, you have said that you are not into superhero movies. I'll get back to the artsy types later this month. :-)

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  5. I would definitely like to see this one! Sounds great and I love this type of film.
    Lynn :D

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    1. I know you like your fantasy with dark undertones and this one certainly fits the bill. I think you'll like it.

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