Steven and Marqees discuss their initial thoughts on Thor The Dark World.
Marvel has done it again with ‘Thor: The Dark World’. The sequel to its namesake The Dark World delivers hugely with the perfect blend of action, comedy, suspense and drama. TDW picks up two years after Thor and about six months after the Avengers, Thor is working to unite the 9 realms after Loki’s assault on Earth (Midgard). With peace on the horizon all seems well until an ancient evil in Malekith, leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfeim awakens thanks to the help of one Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman). This turn of events finally allows gives Thor a reason to reunite with his love. Whisking her away to Asgard Jane finds out she holds the Ether, an Infinity Gem (one of five). Malekith wants to use the Ether as a catalyst to plunge all 9 realms into darkness forever and it’s up to Thor and the unexpected ally of his brother Loki to save the day.
The acting in TDW was top-notch Tom Hiddleston stole the show as Loki. It seems like this was the role he was born to play and he does it effortlessly. Hemsworth did a great job showing the growth Thor has undertaken since the first movie, gone is the immature, rash, battle hungry prince. Now we have a patient, wise and cunning would be king who weighs the severity of actions before they are done. The supporting cast members really strengthen the story telling as well from Rene Russo as Thor’s sword wielding mother to Kat Denning as the witty Darcy. The story was on par with the Avengers showing the tone that Marvel wants to go with their cinematic universe is one of hope and optimism. Which is far in comparison to DC’s dark and brooding. Marvel is really stepping up their game with this film which gives me really high hopes for their future Phase Two and Three projects and beyond. All in all Thor: The Dark world is a great film definitely worth checking out.
Oxidation Level: 4 out of 5