The Asgardian brothers are back! Thor: The Dark World starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthoney Hopkins. Hollywood does it again, bringing marvel fans the action packed, fun filled, epic adventure with Thor and his battles against evil across the 9 realms. The movie was an awesome hybrid of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings with its extensive swordplay action and its wide spread conflicts and gun battles taking place on multiple planets.
In this movie, Thor is up against an ancient evil, the dark elf Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston, who plans to bring the universe into total darkness. In order to stop this from happening, Thor will have to recruit the help of his brother Loki, who cannot be trusted. Will Loki betray his brother?
Unfortunately the complicated relationship of Oden’s sons were not a featured element of this story. The plot was ripe with potential to explore the meaning of being a brother and forgiveness, however Hollywood proceeded to sweep meaning under the rug.
As we know, what makes a roller coaster ride fun is that there are breaks in between the ups, downs, twists and turns. In some ways, that’s what comic relief does for drama in a film. But the writers (of which there are many, by the way) flooded the script with comedic moments. Now, all of these moments were funny, well performed, by the entire cast (almost literally), but there were too many of them. This is not a complaint but also not a compliment, more of a surprise.
TV veteran famous for directing episodes of Lost, Game of Throne and Rome, Alan Taylor was a perfect fit to direct. The movie looked great, and contained many creative shots. This is a must see for everyone in your family and all of your friends whether or not you are a fan of the comics. My only warning is that the marvel movies are now dependent upon knowledge of history and events of the avengers and other features so make sure to be aware of the previous events in order to get the most out of these movies!