‘Thor: The Dark World’ follows on from the events of the first film as well as what happened in ‘The Avengers’, but is still perfectly watchable for those who have not seen either of those films. The story follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as Asgard comes under attack from Dark Elves, believed destroyed thousands of years before, in their quests for the Aether. The big bad this time around is Malekith, played brilliantly by Christopher Eccleston who seeks to plunge the universe back into darkness. Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, a fan favourite, makes a reappearance, as does Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) to comical results.
I really enjoyed the film. In it was action, comedy, romance and a lot of exciting twists. I will admit, I saw some of the twists coming, but most caught me off-guard and came with the right effect. There were a few moments which did not sit completely right with me, such as an attempt of a love triangle between Jane, Thor and Sif that did not really go anywhere or seem to have much point to it. One of the Warriors Three was also demoted to his home world, taking him from most of the movie, which I found disappointing. One of my favourite parts in the first film was the dynamic between the Warriors Three. A few loose ends were also left hanging. However, none of that stops me from wanting to see the film again. If you do go and see it, be sure to stick around right to the end of the credits, so you don’t miss either of the end-credit scenes (sneaky Marvel put in two, I ended up missing the second one).
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars