Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

I’m back to bring you my review on ‘Thor: The Dark World’, one of my most eagerly awaited movies of 2013.

I’m going to attempt to make this as spoiler free as possible for those of you who haven’t been fortunate enough to see it yet.

IMDB:

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.

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Even though IMDB has no mention of Loki in its brief synopsis, I would call this the Loki movie because he stole the film, as he tends to do. His silver tongue is back and his quips were the perfect accompaniment to what could have been simply an overdone superhero movie. Without Loki, the movie would have just been about a journey and a war – not about someone’s attempt at redemption.

The imagery and settings in this movie were beautiful. I’m thrilled that the majority of the film took place on Asgard – I love exploring that world.

The film kept me guessing/on the edge of my seat and the ending set the scene for the next line of films. Jane Foster didn’t drive me bananas, Thor grew more as a character, Darcy was fabulous (as always), and Frigga simply outdid herself – what more could you ask for? I even found Christopher Eccleston (9th Doctor on ‘Doctor Who’) as Malekith a good fit. My only real complaint is that I wish I could have seen more of Sif – but that’s such a minor thing.

In my opinion, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ was a much better sequel than ‘Iron Man 2’ and a much more developed film that “Thor” itself.

All in all – this will be a definite “buy” on DVD. In fact, I may even watch it again next weekend while it is still in the local theater. Our theater was recently renovated with a new screen, sound system, and digital capabilities, so it made the entire movie-going experience more enjoyable.

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