I went to see Thor: The Dark World this afternoon and it was very very good. I didn’t go to the fancy Imax theater but I did see it in 3D. This is my review…
“No Spoilers!!! Or I will kill you!!!”
Calm down dude. No spoilers. No fucking spoilers.
Much like the first movie, The Dark World is very funny. Kat Dennings (who kills it every week on 2 Broke Girls) steals the movie with her dry wit from the moment she walks on the screen. And this one is sort of romantic like the first one. Though I feel that the Jane Foster character, at least the way Natalie Portman plays her, seems romantically stunted. Which is believable for a nerdy scientist (even a smoking hot one) who is dating an alien (Lois Lane much). And at this point Chris Hemsworth IS Thor. There’s no replacing him.
“Me, Thor. You, Jane.”
But Thor: The Dark World is much better than the first movie thanks to fantastic directing and special effects. The look and feel of Asgard is my favorite thing about the film. You can see that Alan Taylor‘s work on Game of Thrones benefited him greatly here. You get less Shakespeare and more Lord of the Rings (I love Kenneth Branagh but this is a much better Asgard)
The bad guys are scary because they are just evil. No need for any explanation. Pure evil. Love these guys.
However, I thought the main baddie, played by Christopher Eccleston (The Ninth Doctor) did not get enough screen time. He reminded me of Nero from the first Star Trek reboot, except that he doesn’t get a good monologue (Unless they cut it for time). I love a good villainous monologue.
But seeing the brothers; The Sons of Odin, side by side is very cool and well worth the price of admission.
Once again you have to stay until the credits have finished because there are two epilogues. One after the titles and one after the full credits. I don’t know who picked the order but I kind of feel they make more sense the other way. First one second and second one first. But really that’s nitpicking. The movie is very very good all the way through.
See you at the movies,