Thor: The Dark World (2013) review

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Dark Elves are here to take over the universe and it’s up to the son of Odin to put an end to them in Thor: The Dark World. Check out the review after the jump.

After thousands of years in intergalactic hibernation, the dark elves, led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) return with a plan to bring back darkness to all over the realms, in order to rule them all again. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) hasn’t seen Thor for two years and tries to locate him but accidently finds herself on another world and possessed by some kind of evil power, a power that Malekith needs. thor the dark world poster 202x300 Thor: The Dark World (2013) review

After the events of The Avengers, Loki is in shackles and sent to the underground dungeon by his adopted father Odin for the rest of eternity.  He is soon brought out by his brother to aid him in reaching the Dark World to battle Malekith and keep him away from Asgard, mush against the wishes of Odin.

Alan Taylor does a brilliant job as director, taking over where Kenneth Branagh left off with the first. The Game of Thrones director adds some epicness to the war and fight scenes, all of which are more grand than the previous instalment.

The humour is spread out though out, with Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard bring some funny moments throughout.

Effects are top notch and everything from Asgard, to the elves’ spaceships look spectacular. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Sir Anthony Hopkins (fine shouty form) and Tom Hiddleston all put in strong performances again. Christopher Eccleston makes a brilliant bad guy in Malekith, especially with his altered voice.

Thor: The Dark World is an improvement on the first and the best film of Marvel’s phase 2 so far, even if the only other film is Iron Man 3 to date. Do you want to be entertained for a couple of hours? Make sure you book a ticket and enjoy.

Also, don’t forget to stay for the credits scene. This time (without spoiling it for you all) it acts as a bridge between Thor: The Dark World and another Marvel film from next summer that begins with a G.

4.5 / 5 stars     

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