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Thor: The Dark World Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
When Thor: The Dark World doesn't work-and it doesn't, far too frequently-it's when the writers and director take the whole thing much too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 22, 2016
While Thor's journey may be the weakest of the Avengers' tales - this entry nevertheless improving upon the first - it remains essential to the context of the whole.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 18, 2016
Save for Hiddleston's too-brief supporting turn, this is mighty forgettable stuff, a by-the-numbers sequel to what was already the slightest and least entertaining of the 'Avengers' components.
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
An astoundingly sleek sequel that delivers a steady stream of both rousing action and substantial laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
April 3, 2016
There's more action this time around, and less deliberate manipulation 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: B+
Eileen Jones
The Jacobin
February 26, 2016
How long are you fans going to put up with this kind of slack nonsense?
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
August 9, 2015
...too little of the hammy delight of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 15, 2015
It brings some awe and brawny excitement into comic-book cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Espino
The Young Folks
July 14, 2015
If you give it a chance, I guarantee it will win you over with its humor and charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dan Casey
Nerdist
July 14, 2015
A massively enjoyable film that course-corrects the missteps of the original and delivers on big action, grittier subject matter, and a less pretentious take on the sometimes prohibitively dense Thor canon.
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
July 14, 2015
When Marvel brought in Alan Taylor, the director of Game of Thrones, to invigorate the Thor franchise, many hoped for a breast-bearing, dwarf-battling, blood-spurting melodrama -- with capes and hammers. Sadly, it was not to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review
July 14, 2015
The superhero gets a second solo album with Thor: The Dark World, which manages to outpace the first Thor in terms of atonality and gobbledygook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
July 14, 2015
Don't worry about its grim title and galactic stakes. For all its self-seriousness, Thor: The Dark World is a very silly movie. And that's why it works.
| Original Score: 4/5
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
July 14, 2015
Thor: The Dark World is uneven, but the combination of strong personalities, humor and clever battle choreography keeps the Marvel superhero movie formula from dragging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan Hatfull
SciFiNow
July 14, 2015
With a good sense of humour, strong action set pieces and Hiddleston and Hemsworth on top form, it's just great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
July 14, 2015
Is it possible to be both overstuffed and too slight? If so, that's Thor: The Dark World in a nutshell.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
July 14, 2015
The character, and the actor, need some variety, with Thor: The Dark World doing just enough to keep Marvel's increasingly unwieldy construction in motion before The Avengers' 2015 reunion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
July 14, 2015
Thor: The Dark World is a wildly entertaining continuation of Marvel's dominance of the big budget action blockbuster genre, and a savvy revisit of its most difficult and ambitious piece of character mythology.
Alex Doenau
Trespass
July 14, 2015
This movie is marking time for bigger things, a constant fear in the lead-up to another Avengers outing, but it's fun and entertaining enough to justify the time spent watching it.
Randall King
Winnipeg Free Press
July 14, 2015
Sure, Hemsworth is physically impressive as Thor, but let's face it, the evil Loki got all the charm in that family. (Hiddleston is as reliable a scene-stealer here as he was in The Avengers.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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