Reviews

Mar 18, 2019
Loki is the only character who makes himself new and interesting. When he is around, Thor: The Dark World becomes a different film altogether. You wish there was more of him. The rest of it is metal clanking.
Sep 6, 2017
This feels like a really, really, expensive episode of Doctor Who. In a good way.
Jun 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.
Jul 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.
Feb 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 10, 2013
Enough with the appetite-whetting experiments. Just wake me when The Avengers: Age of Ultron is here.
Nov 25, 2013
A wildly uneven but entertaining sequel to one of Marvel Comics' most enduring franchises.
Nov 8, 2013
The Crocodile Dundee II of superhero films-in a good way!
Nov 8, 2013
The ambitious Game of Thrones-esque mythology can't mask the fact that this superhero entry is just another piece of mildly satisfying, disposable entertainment.
Nov 8, 2013
Though hardly a must-see, Thor: The Dark World is better than the original: a looser, loopier hybrid of science fiction and fantasy powered by a pair of magnetic performances and leavened with a number of truly witty moments.
Nov 8, 2013
Like so many comic book epics these days, Alan Taylor's 3-D Thor: The Dark World is both monumental and generic.
Nov 8, 2013
Thor is essentially Marvel's answer to Superman and, as with The Man of Steel, it can be difficult to craft a tale around a hero who is essentially invincible.
Nov 8, 2013
Loki... fittingly, gets all the best moments and the actor clearly relishes the way his character enjoys being evil.
Nov 8, 2013
The limited ambition of The Dark World's climax is a relief. It scuttles all term paper aspirations and instead humbly lobs a thesis statement-slash-open invitation: Let's have some fun, shall we? And so we did.
Nov 8, 2013
True, this sequel gets better as it goes along, but that's a very steep climb just to arrive at not bad.
Nov 8, 2013
Can we please cease and desist with movies where not just the fate of a person, or a family, or a city, or even a world but where THE FATE OF ALL EXISTENCE is at stake? Wouldn't it be nice to see a superhero simply rescue a puppy sometime?
Nov 8, 2013
Its monsters and angry armies and visual effects are interchangeable with Peter Jackson's Tolkien pics, with Clash of the Titans, with The Avengers, with Man of Steel, and on and on.
Nov 8, 2013
There's just enough tension and humor in "Thor: The Dark World" to make the film's otherwise listless proceedings worth watching, but only just.