Thor: The Dark World (2013) Movie Review

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2013 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
112 minutes /

User Score: 62/100

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Thor: The Dark World Review


When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) is an American superhero action fantasy film that is the sequel to Thor (2011) and the eighth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It had a budget of $170 million and grossed over $644.6 million worldwide. Director Alan Taylor (Terminator Genisys (2015), Palookaville (1995), The Emperor’s New Clothes (2001)) did an incredible job making this masterpiece that I have watched more than once. The visuals and CGI were done fantastically as they were crisp and well rounded. The movie contains excellent high-stakes action scenes, romance, the right amount of tongue-in-cheek humor and tension, suspense, thrills, drama, violence and a scene where someone is naked but parts of his body is pixelated.

Thor: The Dark World revolves around Thor teaming up with Loki so that they can save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves. Malekith ( Christopher Eccleston) is the leader of the Dark Elves and wants the universe to be covered in darkness. Astrophysicist Dr. Jane Foster and her intern Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) disrupted the laws of physics around them when they visited an abandoned building where portals are opening up at. Jane ( Natalie Portman - V for Vendetta (2005), Black Swan (2010), Leon: The Professional (1994), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)) accidentally teleported to another world. Thor did not take long to descend to Earth to find Jane, who he quickly brought to Asgard. This is where I stop because I do not want to give too much information about the movie away - no spoilers.

There was a lot of scenes that was breathtaking, and I was amazed by. The graphics were out of this world as well as the exceptional acting from the entire cast and once again, excellent special effects. One of the best scenes was when Loki and Thor had to join to defeat Malekith. I would recommend this movie to any Marvel fan to enjoy with their families/friends.

A few places the movie was filmed at:

  • Iceland
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Skogarfoss Waterfall, Iceland
  • London, England, UK
  • Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington, London, England, UK
  • Bourne Woods, Farnham, Surrey, England, UK
  • Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK
  • EMI, Blyth Road, Hayes, Middlesex, England, UK
  • Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England, UK
  • Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, UK
  • OXO Tower, South Bank, Lambeth, London, England, UK
  • Longcross Studios, Chobham Lane, Longcross, Surrey, England, UK
  • Ironmonger Lane, London, England, UK
  • Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios - 1600 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, California, USA

About Thor: The Dark World 2013

Title: Thor: The Dark World
Original Title: Marvel Thor: The Dark World, Thor 2
Year: 2013
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.05/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Stan Lee, Chris Evans, Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tony Curran, Christian Wolf-La'Moy, Julian Seager, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Leigh Holland, Gintare Beinoraviciute, Richard Brake, Bern Collaco, Natalie Portman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alex Gillison, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Warren, Ray Stevenson, Matthew Skomo, Jd Roth-round, Alexander Gillison, Jimmy Pethrus, Alice Krige, Andrew Scott-Marshall, James Michael Rankin, Chris Marchant, Paul J. Porter, Corey Jovan
Writers: Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Don Payne, Robert Rodat, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Walter Simonson
Director: Alan Taylor