Thor: The Dark World Reviews
Loki steals the movie again, and is the only character who somehow shows acting despite a script that does not does any favors, and he is the saving grace of the movie. Loki here is less of the cartoon he was in Avengers, and more the god of michief, being finally the fisrst MCU villin to suceed at somethng. CGI is 2/3, still cartoony. The problem is how Marvel Studios films are never serious enough (except Ironman1 & 2), and how they seem to be becoming more and more by the numbers, Thor2 is well directed but the formulaic script, prevents it from greatness. but how long can Loki be there without getting as stale and overdone as everyone else was in the Avengers. Hemworth is good as Thor but unlike Thor1 here he is given too few to go on, Natalie Portman is a great actress and her talents are totally wasted here.
Thor: The Dark World continues Thor's (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki's (Tom Hiddleston) story excellently from where we left off in Marvel's The Avengers (2012). It is definitely not perfect as it suffers from a villain problem namely that Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) has no other motivation to conquer the 9 realms than just conquering them. Also we have a giant laser beam shooting up into the sky, which is a downside might I add. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is definitely a plus in this movie, I love his charisma and back and forth banter between Thor (Chris Hemsworth). The CGI also could be better in some places. I love that the movies continue introducing us to the MCU in the way that the Aether (Reality Stone) connects all 9 realms and shows us that there is way more out there. Thor: The Dark World is, I think, worse than Thor (2011) but it is a pretty average entry in the MCU.