My husband and I attended a screening of Thor: The Dark World, but all opinions are my own. Except when they are my husband’s. Then they’re his opinions.
It wasn’t hard to convince CandyMan to join me at the screening of Thor: The Dark World this week (He was even willing to collaborate and share his thoughts for this Thor: The Dark World Review. We’re all pretty big fans of Thor and ALL of the Avengers. To say we’ve been excited to see the newest chapter of the Thor story is an understatement.
About Thor: The Dark World
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves…but our universe itself.
Check out a peek at the sets and more from the actors on this featurette:
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.
“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
What we thought of Thor: The Dark World
One of the very first things that CandyMan said after we left the theater at the end of the movie was “It sure is nice to see a city other than New York get blown to pieces every once in a while.” When I asked him what he thought about Thor 2, he said that he thought it was very well done and perfectly cast. “It was true to the previous movies in that there were ridiculously funny little things throughout the movie, like Thor hanging his hammer on a coat rack on Earth.”
The setting: I was thoroughly entertained throughout the 112 minute film and especially loved that a large portion of the movie takes place on Asgard…and places other than Earth. The scenery and settings were majestic and definitely brought a whole new feel to the movie. I loved seeing more of Thor and Loki’s world.
The scariness: The evil “dark elves,” led by Malekith (played by the fabulous Christopher Eccleston), are…evil and dark. There is enough violence and hero-action that I would definitely recommend keeping little children at home for this one. I would have no problem bringing my kids (3rd through 12th grades) to see Thor in the theater.
The acting and script: Both CandyMan and I were impressed with the quality of the script and the caliber of the actors in Thor: The Dark World. I appreciate when I can watch a movie and never once think about how “unreal” the story is. Thor: The Dark World engulfed me in the world of the Asgardians.
We also loved the humor hidden in bits and pieces throughout the movie, especially a certain scene where one of the characters has some “personality” issues. I am still shocked that both CandyMan and I were completely surprised by a certain turn of events. We have a tendency to suspect twists before they happen, but both of us were completely caught off guard. I love that.
3D or 2D? I saw the movie in an IMAX theater in 3D. While the 3D definitely adds some dimension to the movie-watching experience, I don’t think there’s a huge reason to see it in 3D. My recommendation is that you save a few bucks and buy popcorn instead.
The final verdict: I’m sure you can tell by now that we LOVED Thor: The Dark World. I would definitely recommend heading out to the theater this weekend to catch it as soon as possible!
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- Visit the website: marvel.com/thor
THOR: THE DARK WORLD is in theaters TODAY. Go see it!
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