Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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As Marvel’s 8th big screen installment, Thor: The Dark World brought to Marvel fans exactly what they expect. It may not have been Iron Man or The Avengers, but it was as entertaining and lovable as its prequel.

Just like last time, the movie starts with a prologue, here retelling the story of the ages of the Dark Elves, and the battle between them and Odin’s father, which Odin’s father won. After about 5 thousand years, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) finds the Ether, an ancient artifact that can put the whole world in darkness (which is exactly what caused the Asgard-Dark Elves war). The Dark Elves are back. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has to stop them.

The movie was entertaining, with awesome visuals and decent enough characters. Although the Dark Elves’ king (Christopher Eccleston) wasn’t developed the way a proper super villain has to, no one really cared because it was neither him nor Thor the center of attraction in this movie. After Thor and The Avengers, it was Loki, with the help of his actor Tom Hiddleston, who’s been gaining popularity. Personally, it was until I saw him in Thor: The Dark World’s trailer that I got really excited for the movie. And as expected, the ambiguous, lovable evil villain was the best thing about this movie. So let’s say scenes without Loki were a 7/10, scenes with him were a solid 8.5. Not to mention that Tom Hiddleston was terrific as always. (I consider him to be one of the relatively “rising” talents, alongside Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch).

Thor:  The Dark World was a good movie.  I enjoyed it like any other Marvel movie. I think it did justice to the series, especially with its badass after credits scene which only fans with real Marvel knowledge would understand (no spoilers). Like many movies today, something was missing, but the overall was good and it is a movie I can watch twice without getting bored.

Rating: 6.5/10. Not so bad, but could’ve have easily been better if Loki was the main.

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