Thor: The Dark World, Is It Worth Your Money?
It’s Hammer Time!
Directed by: Alan Taylor, with a screenplay by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins
Official Synopsis: Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
I’m one of the few nerds in this world who wasn’t terribly impressed by the first Thor movie. I didn’t hate it. I didn’t even really dislike it. It was a movie that was just there. A one word rating for it would be meh.
When Avengers came out I was pleasantly surprised by how much more entertaining the Thor and Loki characters were. They started to grow on me. While I’m not quite sold on Thor as a stand-alone super hero, I love Loki as a stand-alone villain.
I’m going to say it right now and save you some trouble; this movie is very much worth your money!
If you stuck around after that last statement, instead of just going out and throwing your money at some teenager with a poor complexion, then let me tell you why this movie is so great. It really breaks down two three things.
The first is the Amazing visual effects. Thor: The Dark World is much more in the production style of Avengers, than the first Thor. It had big ambition, big talent, and an even bigger budget. These amazing VFX are only highlighted by some great cinematography, and amazing locations. Iceland (as an alien planet) was the most amazing of them all.
The second was the story line. Thor: The Dark World focuses on an agent race of evil elves that are in search of a substance that can destroy all nine realms by throwing them into eternal darkness. While the elves were goofy looking, they made for a formidable foe. I won’t lie, the script won’t win any awards (except maybe something goofy like an MTV movie award), but it’s fun! Fun counts for a lot.
The third and final aspect that made this film so great was Tom Hiddleston. The man who plays Loki is an amazing actor, and portrays villianry at near Tim Curry levels. Hiddleston has an amazing career in front of him.
Go see “Thor: The Dark World,” wait through the credits (there’s two stingers), and enjoy the large amounts of fun that is the Marvel universe. You wont regret it, and you’ll be prepared for the next Avengers movie.
OVERALL RATING 8.5 OUT OF 10