Sound Off: Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
November 8, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "I gave you my word, that I would return." Now showing everywhere is the latest Marvel Studios movie, Thor: The Dark World, following up Thor from 2011 after The Avengers. Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder, along with the rest of the cast: Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård & Rene Russo. "Game of Thrones" veteran Alan Taylor directs this epic sequel. So how is it? Better than the first movie or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Marvel's Thor: The Dark World.
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To fuel the fire, I was thoroughly entertained by Thor: The Dark World but in all honestly I did not enjoy it more than the first Thor. As expected with Marvel nowadays, it's big, it's exciting, it's tons of fun, it's epic in many ways; they did a solid job making the story interesting continuing on after all the previous Marvel movies. But it's way too goofy in parts, Kat Dennings is annoying non-stop, Stellan Skarsgård is ridiculously misused even moreso than Jeremy Renner in The Avengers. There are some cool action scenes, but some of the action is a bit underwhelming. That said, Heimdall is such a badass (when he leaps onto that ship holy SHIT yes!) and I love, love, love Loki so much. Plus, that cameo at the end was quite a delightful surprise.
What did you think of Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World? Best Marvel movie or the worst? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!