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Thor: The Dark World (2013)



Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 223
Fresh: 146 | Rotten: 77

It may not be the finest film to come from the Marvel Universe, but Thor: The Dark World still offers plenty of the humor and high-stakes action that fans have come to expect.


Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 45
Fresh: 20 | Rotten: 25

It may not be the finest film to come from the Marvel Universe, but Thor: The Dark World still offers plenty of the humor and high-stakes action that fans have come to expect.



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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. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark

Feb 25, 2014


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All Critics (223) | Top Critics (45) | Fresh (146) | Rotten (77) | DVD (1)

Thor: The Dark World is a good model of how superheroes can save the world without forced gravitas, and have fun doing it.

December 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Enough with the appetite-whetting experiments. Just wake me when The Avengers: Age of Ultron is here.

December 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Grantland
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A wildly uneven but entertaining sequel to one of Marvel Comics' most enduring franchises.

November 25, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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The Crocodile Dundee II of superhero films-in a good way!

November 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Slate
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Though hardly a must-see, Thor: The Dark World is better than the original: a looser, loopier hybrid of science fiction and fantasy powered by a pair of magnetic performances and leavened with a number of truly witty moments.

November 8, 2013 Full Review Source: The Atlantic
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Like so many comic book epics these days, Alan Taylor's 3-D Thor: The Dark World is both monumental and generic.

November 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Thor: The Dark World survives purely on the charisma of its insanely attractive cast and periodic bursts of good humor.

July 31, 2014 Full Review Source: Forbes

"A decided improvement in the balance department. Not only do we get more in the way of humor, we get more convincing, exciting action, as well as a few welcome surprises."

May 12, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinephiled

The Dark World is more of a missed opportunity than a complete failure, but it's disappointing nonetheless.

February 24, 2014 Full Review Source: Flix Capacitor
Flix Capacitor

[Director Alan Taylor] is helped by Tom Hiddleston's sleekly malevolent performance as Thor's untrustworthy brother Loki, a more engaging and complex figure than Chris Hemsworth's monosyllabic Thor.

February 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Independent

Populated by bland characters and saturated with tedious dialogue.

February 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine
Movie Mezzanine

There's more action this time around, and less deliberate alignment of the Marvel universe. The result is a film that flows better and gives the characters a little more room to be themselves.

February 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

An escapist comic-book movie, without apology.

January 22, 2014 Full Review Source: The Verge
The Verge

Another dull, achingly generic story about saving the world.

January 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Impulse Gamer
Impulse Gamer

Thankfully, Taylor and his cast create enough laughs and just enough thrilling set pieces to save the project from being crushed under the weight of its own dreary backstory.

January 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

Comic-book superheroes have become so angst-ridden in recent years it's a relief to be around one who has hung on to his sense of humour.

December 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

It's wider in scope than the first effort but just as funny.

December 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Once the action picks up, Thor: The Dark World will satisfy Marvel fans and casual viewers alike.

December 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

The result is a good Thor movie when post-Avengers we wanted a great one.

December 18, 2013 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

It's sad to say, but Thor: The Dark World marks Marvel's first serious misfire.

December 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Film School Rejects
Film School Rejects

A slight improvement over its predecessor, but not much better.

December 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

The movie doesn't go nearly as in-depth as we would like it to. But that's ok, because it has enough fun on the excursion to be thoroughly enjoyable.

December 4, 2013 Full Review Source:

Enjoyable but inconsequential addition to the Marvel Comics movie universe.

December 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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Audience Reviews for Thor: The Dark World

It makes 0 sense. Logic has left the building. But, Thor: The Dark World is mindlessly entertaining. I had a ridiculous amount of fun. Also, Hiddleston's Loki steals every scene he is in. This was also probably the funniest Marvel movie I have ever seen.
June 5, 2014
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May 5, 2014

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Exciting and fun -- although the "aether" at the center of the plot is almost undecipherable, forced and improbable. Heck, the whole film is improbable -- but it's really nice to look at. Sadly, this is not one of Anthony Hopkins finest films -- that is, unless hamminess passes as Shakespearean in Asgard.
April 6, 2014

Super Reviewer

Very enjoyable! As always, Marvel studios has done it again. They just keep getting better, and better. If you liked the Avengers, you will love this. Thor, and Loki, are just plain outstanding. A feast for the eyes, and for fantasy buffs. Humorous. Action packed. Just loads of fun!
March 31, 2014

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    1. Dr. Erik Selvig: There's nothing more reassuring than realizing that the world is crazier than you are.
    – Submitted by Frances H (56 days ago)
    1. Darcy: How's Space?
    2. Thor: Space is good.
    – Submitted by Aime W (3 months ago)
    1. Odin: Am I a piece of butter that needs to be buttered so heavily?
    2. Thor: That was not my intent.
    – Submitted by Mark W (7 months ago)
    1. Malekith: Where is she?
    2. Frigga: I'll never tell.
    3. Malekith: I believe you.
    – Submitted by Sean G (9 months ago)
    1. Thor: Who's Richard?
    2. Jane Foster: Really?
    – Submitted by Sean G (9 months ago)
    1. Jane Foster: Darcy?
    2. Darcy: Jane?
    3. Dr. Erik Selvig: Ian?
    4. Ian Boothby: Dr. Selvig!
    5. Darcy: Myeu-muh!
    – Submitted by Sean G (9 months ago)
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