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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Review

Thor:The Dark World Review
     The latest movie in "Phase 2" of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is Thor: The Dark World. For those of you that don't know what I mean when I say the MCU, I mean all the movies that Marvel/Disney have made that are part of one big story. So far There are Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, and now Thor: The Dark World. 
     Thor was my 2nd favorite film before the Avengers (behind the Incredible Hulk)so the sequel had a lot to live up to. It didn't disappoint. It was so much better then its predecessor. 
     The head of the dark elves, Malekith is waiting for The Convergence. An event that happens every 5,000 years that causes the 9 realms to align. Malekith planned to use this event to release the Aether at its full potential and the make the 9 realms return to darkness. Right before Malekith was going the release it, Asgardians came and stole the Aether from him. Malekith and the rest of the dark elves failed. Malekith went to sleep for another 5,000 years. When he woke up again, it is now the present day and a time for another convergence. The Aether became the focal point for war. Portals began to appear from one realm to another. When Jane Foster fell threw one of those portals, she found the the secret vault of the Aether. The Aether bonded to her. When Thor brought Jane to Asgard the Asgard's doctors could not do anything about it. So, Malekith came back from his sleep and tries to reclaim the Aether. So the main focus of the movie is Thor trying to save the 9 realms from Malekith and the Aether.
     Every movie has the negatives, every movie has the positives. I'm going to start out with the negatives I had. Lets start of with the music. To me music is one of the most important things that make the enjoyment of the film for the better or the worse. The music in this film was nothing to be excited about. It was not what superhero music should be. If music doesn't affect your enjoyment of movies or you just really don't care for the music you should be fine. The music didn't make me me rate it lower than it would have been, I just wished it would have been better. Another is the actual character Malekith. They missed the perfect opportunity to use one of my favorite villains in MARVEL comics played by Christopher Eccleston. I wished he would have been used more than a character to move the plot along. He was more of a plot device than an actual character. They had a missed a perfect opportunity to use a fantastic character. Going along with that they underused Sif and the Warriors 3. Jamie Alexander is awesome in the roll as Sif. They especially under used her. I guess that's due to the reason she had some on set injuries that limited her filming days. I still would've liked to see more of a love triangle between Thor, Jane Foster, and Sif. You don't need any action to show the "hatred" between Jane and Sif. There was just a bunch of underused characters which, I could have made fit together with no problem. Maybe if they changed the length of the move an hour and 54 minutes to even 2 hours and 15 minutes. One character I do believed that they overused was Kat Dennings character. They tried to hard to make her funny and it did not pay off. Every line she said was not funny. It was a joke (not in a good way.) 
     Now the positives! Alan Taylor was a perfect director for the film since Kenneth Branagh left who directed the first one. With Taylor's background from directing several Game of Thrones episodes, the action was great. Chris Hemsworth's portrayal of Thor was the best in this film. The depth that Thor's character had to experience would have been very hard to portray. The character development is some of the best I've seen. The best part of this movie has to be obvious. Tom Hiddleston. Loki has to be one of my favorite villains in cinematic history. Same as Thor, the develop of the characters make you feel for them. I can't say much with out spoiling it. The comedy was awesome (besides Kat Dennings.) I love the way MARVEL is so good at putting their movies in reality and fantasy at the same time. The way the comedy was structured to make it fit into reality made it ten times funnier then it would have been. The visual effects were always very good. I liked how you got to see more of Asgard in the Thor sequel. The story line is one of the best I have seen in a comic book movie. The thing that really stuck out to me was the relationship between Thor and Loki. The banter between those 2 was probably my favorite thing of the movie! It is a very love hate relationship which we all love to see in a Thor movie. Again, I can't say much with out spoiling the movie. I guess you are going to have to go see it your self!!
     Over all this is a great fun movie. The story was exciting, most of the acting is what you wanted to see. The action and comedy is exactly what you want to see in a MARVEL film. When you go don't forget to stay after for both of the after credit scenes!! I give this movie a 4.7/5, a 9.3/10 or a "A".

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