Thor: The Dark World


Thor: The Dark World

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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 on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. (c) Disney


Natalie Portman
as Jane Foster
Stellan Skarsgard
as Dr. Erik Selvig
Idris Elba
as Heimdall
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
as Algrim the Strong/Kurse
Ray Stevenson
as Volstagg
Zachary Levi
as Fandral
Rene Russo
as Frigga
Claire Brown
as Volstagg's Wife
Jonathan Howard
as Ian Boothby
Henry Calcutt
as Volstagg's Child #1
Ava Estella Caton
as Volstagg's Child #2
Abbie McCann
as Volstagg's Child #3
Thomas Arnold
as Desk Officer
Sam Swainsbury
as Stonehenge TV News Reporter
Connor Donaghey
as Sad Child
Annabel Norbury
as Woman on Platform
Sophie Cosson
as Wench #1
Chris O'Dowd
as Richard
Justin Edwards
as Police Officer #1
Gruffudd Glyn
as Police Officer #2
Richard Brake
as Einherjar Lietenant
Stan Lee
as Himself
Steve Scott
as Himself
Brett Tucker
as Einherjar Guard
Richard Wharton
as Asylum Patient
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  • May 30, 2019
    Would be 1 star without Loki's humour. The mid-movie escape + battle scene was the only part worth watching. "Well done. You just decapitated your grandfather." "Let's steal the biggest, most obvious ship in the universe and escape in that. Flying around the city, smashing into everything in sight so everyone can see us. It's brilliant Thor, it's truly brilliant!" [Thor shoves him out of the ship] "You lied to me. I'm impressed."
    Letitia L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 23, 2016
    With a clear improvement from the first Thor movie the dark world dosnt disappoint. With way better action and visuals the only thing it lacks is a clear story. Often viewers may get lost in the confusing story and crazy asgardian worlds and terms. I would've scored it higher though at a 73%. Better than Age of Ultron in my opinion.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • May 06, 2016
    Thor: The Dark World was surprisingly really good, there are people out there saying its the weakest MCU film and I honestly disagree completely. Let me explained what I liked/disliked. Positives: 1. Chris Hemsworth is again fantastic as Thor! He has proven yet again that he owns this role and I can't imagine another actor helming this role. Tom Hiddleston honestly is just awesome as Loki, I'm not fanboying here he literally kicks ass as this character. The rest of the cast is good too it would take me too long to explain all of them. 2. The visuals; this movie looks nice and stylistically looks better than its predecessor which had annoying dutch angles. Asgard looks breathtaking and the scenes in it are awesome. The action is spectacular, I especially love the scenes where Thor is kicking ass. 3. The feel; one of the things I love about these movies are how different they feel compared to other MCU films. This film reminds me of Lord of the Rings and it does remind me of Man of Steel too especially the scenes in Asgard are reminiscent of Krypton. Negatives: 1. The humor I did like in this film but at times it does get a little silly especially the scene where Ian crushes the elves with a car and then him and Darcy make out and teleport, I thought that was kind of ridiculous. 2. Jane Foster didn't really have much to do in this film I felt. She was in Asgard and didn't seem too surprised, she gave a tennis ball type look. And throughout the film she again didn't have much to do. Except for the finale but that was pretty much it. 3. The villain is weak as usual with most MCU villains. There is nothing interesting about his character other than he is a menacing a-hole, which honestly isn't enough. Overall: Thor: The Dark World I found to be a really good experience. I like the different feel to it along with the first movie and I actually do prefer this over its predecessor.
    Diyar G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2016
    Is this a huge stepup from the original "Thor" movie. No, unfortunately not. Is it another watchable, fun superhero movie; yes, definitely. It's a really good movie and if we look at the way Alan Taylor directs this movie, it's actually not that much different from what Branagh did back in 2011. Chris Hemsworth is good as usual and Tom Hiddleston is more wonderful than ever as Loki, but the villain Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston, unfortunately, is a bit of a disappointment, mostly because of the lack of motivation.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer

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