by Roy Runnels
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Thor: The Dark World manages to follow in Iron Man 3’s footsteps and successfully craft a movie that is enjoyable and still manages to have good reasoning as to why the rest of the Avengers aren’t there to help save the day. Filled with twists and turns, the movie improves upon everything established in the first movie.
Returning to Asgard we get to catch up with Thor (wonderfully acted by Chris Hemsworth) and the rest of his Asgardian friends. We also get to see the aftermath of The Avengers and what happens to Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) after he is brought back to Asgard. The movie begins with his sentence of life in the dungeon, but being the god of mischief, that doesn’t last very long. Meanwhile we get to see how Jane (played by Natalie Portman) has been doing since Thor seemingly abandoned her in the first movie.
This sequel addresses my issues with the first movie in that we didn’t get to see much of Asgard and any of their technology. The film quickly takes us from Earth to Asgard and we spend the rest of the movie dealing with the big threat. I can’t say too much without entering spoiler territory, but I can say that I am very happy with where the big threat led. Seeing Thor’s growth from arrogant meathead, to noble knight of the realms, has been very enjoyable. Plus it’s nice to see him picking up on the way Earth works.
I am once again reminded of the incredible casting for these two movies as I see Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston play so well off of each other. These two actors really understand the characters, and Loki outshines Thor on more than one occasion. The other actors also have great moments, but it’s really Thor and Loki’s show.
I always look forward to another movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Thor: The Dark World really impressed me. I am really looking forward to the inevitable Thor 3, but in the meantime The Avengers: Age of Ultron should be enough to keep us entertained.
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