Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by Alan Taylor
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston
Plot: When Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful object, Thor must protect it before an army and it’s ruthless leader try to get their hands on it to take over the remains of Earth.
Movie Trivia: This is the last film written by Don Payne (who also wrote the first Thor movie in this series). He died of bone cancer before the film was released.
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
This movie continued with the campy feel of Thor’s world, which again is not necessarily bad. Tom Hiddleston was, by far, the best part of this film. His performance as Loki was at its peak in this film after having two other films as this character to practice. The peaks and falls this go around are much more strongly felt as Loki plays the system better than ever before. He was the saving grace of this film to keep the story interesting. And again, this is coming from someone who is not part of the “Hiddleston-can-do-no-wrong-isnt-he-pretty” club. Purely from a novice critics perspective, every scene with him was better than the last.
In regards to Hemsworth and Portman, it is not that they were bad, but they didn’t really have much arc or development. Everything was focused more on Loki until a certain point. The effects were as good as ever and the humor was spot on for the type of movie Thor brings. All in all, it wasn’t a great movie but again, to complete the entire Marvel Studios plot, it is something you need to see.