Thor, The Dark World

Jays Rating:

Comic book fans will be happy with the latest edition in the Marvel Universe with the action adventure film Thor, The Dark World. In this film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) takes scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) back to his home world of Asgard to meet his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). Asgard is attacked by an ancient race of beings called the Dark Elves and their leader, Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) allows all of Asgard’s prisoners to go free. When Malekith escapes back to his own realm, Thor rescues the only prisoner left in the Asgard jails, his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and they team up to enact vengeance on Malekith and the Dark Elves. This is the third film with The God of Thunder as one of the key characters and it would have been hard to beat the first film, Thor and The Avengers. As expected, there was plenty of action after the first ten minutes. In fact, that’s my biggest complaint. The movie just seemed really busy and the action never seemed to stop. (Only a blind guy would complain about that.) The writing isn’t one of the strong points, but everybody loved the light humor sprinkled throughout. The acting was top notch and Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston have great chemistry. I wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel found some way to have the character Loki in the next Avenger film. Somehow the two main stars know how to spout their lines without sounding hokey. (That has to be hard while throwing a hammer around.) All the die-hard superhero fans will want to stay for the end credits so they can see not one, but two post credit scenes. I’m giving this fun, exciting film a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA