Thor: The Dark World Reviews

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Sean Burns
EntertainmentTell
May 5, 2015
At least sixty percent of the film consists of characters frantically hurling monster-sized gobs of exposition regarding the increasingly arbitrary rules of this fantasy universe.
July 31, 2014
Thor: The Dark World survives purely on the charisma of its insanely attractive cast and periodic bursts of good humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
Jeff Vice
Cinephiled
May 12, 2014
"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."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
February 21, 2014
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brogan Morris
Movie Mezzanine
February 9, 2014
Populated by bland characters and saturated with tedious dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: D
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 8, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bryan Bishop
The Verge
January 22, 2014
An escapist comic-book movie, without apology.
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
January 8, 2014
Another dull, achingly generic story about saving the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
January 2, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
December 18, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 18, 2013
It's wider in scope than the first effort but just as funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 18, 2013
Once the action picks up, Thor: The Dark World will satisfy Marvel fans and casual viewers alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Tilly
IGN Movies
December 18, 2013
The result is a good Thor movie when post-Avengers we wanted a great one.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects
December 18, 2013
It's sad to say, but Thor: The Dark World marks Marvel's first serious misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Dave McGinn
Globe and Mail
December 18, 2013
Thor: The Dark World is a good model of how superheroes can save the world without forced gravitas, and have fun doing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
A slight improvement over its predecessor, but not much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Grantland
December 10, 2013
Enough with the appetite-whetting experiments. Just wake me when The Avengers: Age of Ultron is here.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
December 4, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 1, 2013
Enjoyable but inconsequential addition to the Marvel Comics movie universe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
November 25, 2013
A wildly uneven but entertaining sequel to one of Marvel Comics' most enduring franchises.
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