“The Subtle Art of Tying Fans Off Until The Avengers 2” (Thor: The Dark World)

The 9th Doctor
Hey, look! It’s the Ninth Doctor!

It’s March of 2014, and I’m finally watching Thor: The Dark World. Mind you, this movie came out in November of 2013. Why the wait, you ask? I lead a busy life. But anyway, I got around to watching it now, and I guess it’s my moral obligation to review it for you. Just for you.

Thor, the God of Thunder, is on the front lines in the Nine Realms, working to keep the peace. But, when Jane Foster makes a groundbreaking scientific discovery, he is pulled back to Earth, and must work to save it from Maleketh, a Dark Elf hellbent on using the Ether to bring darkness to the Nine Realms, during the Convergence. Fleeing his own world, his friends in danger, and making a shaky alliance with Loki to save Earth, can Thor overcome the deadly power of the Ether?

Thor 2 (Wallpaper)
A large wallpaper version of the poster for Thor 2

I, to be honest, was not disappointed by this movie. It had cool action, a very interesting storyline, lots of cool moments with Loki, Christopher Eccleston (the 9th Doctor), fun humor, and some really cool teleportation aspects in the finale.

If I had to have one complaint, I would say that Thor: The Dark World really tried too hard to be both a sci-fi movie, and a fantasy movie at once. You had the God of Thunder running around the nine realms and blowing stuff up with “divine influence”, but then you also had starships, laser guns, futuristic grenades, and what appeared to be some kind of sword/lightsaber hybrid. Though, for trying so hard, I feel like it turned out pretty well, with only a few logic problems. Overall, it was pretty much classic Marvel fun. 8 out of 10.

Overall, Thor: The Dark World is a fun, and funny, relatively new installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though it does seem to have the same purpose as it’s predecessor, to get fans off of Marvel’s back until the release of The Avengers, that doesn’t stop it from being an enjoyable and action packed romp through the Nine Realms.


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