Thor: The Dark World (2013) Movie Review

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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

2013 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
112 minutes / 1h 52min

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Thor: The Dark World Plot Synopsis:

Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to find out what happened to her. When the energy is released again, they discover that when Jane disappeared, she crossed paths with the Aether and it entered her. Malekith, upon sensing that the time to strike is now, seeks out the Aether. He attacks Asgard and Thor's mother Frigga is killed protecting Jane. Odin wants to keep Jane on Asgard so that Malekith will come. Thor disagrees with his plan, so with his cohorts, he decides to take Jane away. He enlists the aid of his brother, Loki. Unfortunately, Loki's motivations remain unknown.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) Review

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
  • Thor: The Dark World Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.57
  • IMDB: 7.0
  • MetaCritic: 5.4
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.6

About Thor: The Dark World 2013

Title: Thor: The Dark World
Year: 2013
Runtime: 112 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.28/5 stars from 506,179 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 506,179
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Thor: The Dark World Cast Starring: Stan Lee, Chris Evans, Bern Collaço, Stellan Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Bern Collaco, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Brake, Christian Wolf-La'Moy, Julian Seager, Leigh Holland, Gintare Beinoraviciute, Tony Curran, Natalie Portman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Benicio Del Toro, Alex Gillison, Paul Warren, Ray Stevenson, Matthew Skomo, Jd Roth-round, Alexander Gillison, Jimmy Pethrus, Alice Krige, James Michael Rankin, Chris Marchant, Corey Jovan
Thor: The Dark World Writers: Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Thor: The Dark World Director: Alan Taylor
Box Office: $206,360,018
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA