This week, MoviePencil features a first time reviewer for the site….. He takes on recently released Marvel Blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World and tells us if we are bombarded with another disappointment like Iron Man 3 or given something we can smile home about. Read up and please drop your comments on his thoughts below.
Note: This Review is Spoiler-FULL
In a year that has seen some really average movies showing in our cinemas, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has yet again given us something to be cheerful for… just about.
Thor: The Dark World, which is the 2nd Marvel movie released in 2013, and the second installment in the Thor franchise, had just about enough space action, effects, and humor to cover up its really crammed-up plot.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, reprising his role as the almighty ‘Thor of Asgard’, Odin-son, and heir to the Asgardian throne, the movie is set two years after his first sojourn to earth, and mini-romance with the ‘Earthling’ scientist Jane Forster (Natalie Portman).
Now a somewhat broken, less arrogant Thor is fighting to return order to the 9 realms, defeating all comers as always, that is, until a powerful enemy returns, an enemy that predates the universe… the Dark Elves. Led by the ruthless Malekith, the Elves seek to bring back darkness to all realms, one that hasn’t been witnessed since they were vanquished by the Asgardians millennia ago.
It’ll seem fate has brought Thor and Jane back together as she possesses the one thing the dark Elves need to plunge the universe into total darkness.
The movie had great use of CGI as we’ve come to expect from MCU, and the movie was a major step-up from its predecessor in just about every aspect, especially with action getting much more needed screen-time, (as superhero movies should).
Loki might have been the supporting cast, but Tom Hiddleston killed it! Overshadowing all other cast as expected with his humor, he kept dull moments pretty much at bay.
112 minutes well spent in my book, a breath of much needed fresh air …just what 2013 needed! If you haven’t seen Thor: The Dark World, you need to remedy that ASAP.