Sunday, 16 March 2014

Movie review - Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013) / action, fantasy

Directed by Alan Taylor
Screenplay by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely
Story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat
Based on Thor by Stan Lee Larry Lieber Jack Kirby
Produced by Kevin Feige
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Zachary Levi
Trailer: click.

The sequel to 2011's Thor. This time Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must team up with Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), who is out for revenge and intends to plunge the universe into darkness. Meanwhile in London, astrophysicist Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. With her intern Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) they travel to an abandoned factory where portals have appeared, disrupting the laws of physics around them. Thor rescues her and takes her to Asgard, much to Odins (Anthony Hopkins) dismay.

Typical plots, clichés, poor writing, one-dimensional characters (with the exception of Loki), forced humor and dull visuals. The only good thing was solid acting but all the rest felt all over the place. Nevertheless I've seen worse and at times it was average ok entertainment. Better than first part yet still far far from great blockbuster film. I love Marvel movies and don't mind badass cool blockbusters but with Thor 2 it just seemed that it was made because of the money. 3-/5

No comments:

Post a Comment