Release Date: November 8, 2013.
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston, and Anthony Hopkins.
Director: Alan Taylor
Running Time: 1 hour; 52 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Rating: PG-13 (sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content)
Continuing from the first film, Thor must now do battle to bring order back throughout the cosmos. He must defeat Malekith, leader of the Dark Elves (a race thought to have been destroyed by the Asgardians many year ago), who wants to take control over the ine realms (or the universe). In order for Thor to stop Malekith from accomplishing his goal, he must forge an alliance with Loki, Thor’s adopted brother (who is still seething with rage over his failed attempt to rule Asgard himself), to save, not only Asgard, but all living beings in the nine realms as well (that includes us here on Earth).
My Impressions of Thor: The Dark World:
Being a fan of the Marvel universe, I rather enjoyed this sequel. It was so much better than the first Thor film. This is probably due to the fact that in the first film, they were establishing the characters for viewers not familiar to Marvel’s take on Thor, whereas the sequel continues with these characters into a new adventure.
It seemed as though the writers wanted to try to have a bit of something for everyone. For you action lovers, there is no shortage of fighting, chase scenes and objects blowing up in this installment Thor: The Dark World! There were also plenty of clever quips and joke-like moments, mostly led by Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster’s intern) and Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig). And for you romantics, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman were able to share the connection their characters had for each other to the viewers extremely well. Finally, for us ladies, there is a snippet where Chris Hemsworth showed us why he chosen for the role of Thor!
There was only one minor annoyance I had with this film. It was the exchange between Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston shared during one of the action sequences that, I believe, was supposed to be funny, but I didn’t think it was. A lot of what was being said felt repetitive. Saying something once or twice is cute, but hearing the same thing for what seemed like four minutes put me off a bit.
Overall, Thor: The Dark World was a great movie to watch if you are in the mood to have a good time. The action was great, the usual cameo by Stan Lee was cute, and there were a few surprises thrown in for Marvel fans as well.
What Parents Should Look Out For In This Film:
The violence can get pretty heavy, and there are scenes of decapitation as well
Blurred nudity and a hint of semi-nudity (not too may scenes, but it’s there!)
Drinking (again, only one scene)
Some profane language (not throughout, but it’s part of the reason it’s rated PG-13)
For more information about Thor: The Dark World, you can visit the official website at http://marvel.com/thor.
My Rating of Thor: The Dark World – a 4.5 out of 5. I really enjoyed it!
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