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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Enjoyable but inconsequential addition to the Marvel Comics movie universe.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A wildly uneven but entertaining sequel to one of Marvel Comics' most enduring franchises.
While there is a lot at stake plotwise, it never feels all that grave
This effort feels more like a retread than a fresh enterprise, with an emphasis more on spectacle than story or character depth.
Humor plus heroics make this action movie a winner.
| Original Score: 7/10
A much better film than its 2011 predecessor, embracing its fantasy roots with exciting, entertaining results.
The Thor saga continues with this terminally underwhelming entry...
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Sweeping, smartly paced, and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, Thor: The Dark World feels much more in tune with the playful tone of The Avengers than its own predecessor.
Since the release of 'The Avengers,' the bar has been raised considerably and even demigods will have to step it up in order to receive otherworldly praise.
| Original Score: B
Tom Hiddleston proved to be a dynamic villain in The Avengers and that star power explodes again.
Not as fun as the original, but still pretty good.
| Original Score: 2.75/5
It throws everything at you ... . A good deal of it, amazingly, sticks, even if it quickly slides off like a cheap suction cup on a dirty window.
| Original Score: 3/5
Better than average, the second in the "Thor" franchise isn't as interesting as other Marvel tales.
'Inside her is a relic that predates the universe,' says Anthony Hopkins. 'And we don't mean Michael Douglas.'
| Original Score: D
This is the kind of spectacle, carried off with panache, that Hollywood does supremely well.
Suffers... from an ill-defined conflict: the stakes are that old popcorn movie chestnut, "the entire universe", but how we get there is foggy at best.
| Original Score: 6/10
"The Dark World," while a serious feature, does not take itself so seriously as the first film. It has a sly humor about it.
I was never a fan of the original and this sequel did nothing to change my opinion.