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Thor: The Dark World

Updated: Monday, November 11 2013, 10:03 AM CST

Grade: B

By Ken The Critic @kenthecritic

Thor is back! It's been 2 years since Thor and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) have seen each other and she is awaiting his return. The story here isn't much different than the first one. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) still wants the throne, but Odin (Anthony Hopkins) wants to hand over the seat to Thor. Of course, Loki will do anything to get it!   

In Thor: The Dark World, the planet of Asgard comes across a weapon called Aether that the Dark Elves tried to use to make the world dark, but they didn't succeed. The Dark Elves' leader, Malekith, hopes for another opportunity to bring the universe into darkness. Aether is an energy that can't be destroyed. Jane comes into contact with the Aether and it enters her body, which, unknowingly, gives her a power around her. Thor comes to London to get her to take her back to Asgard to find out what is going on. Malekith wants the Aether so he is coming for Jane. Thor calls on his brother, Loki, for help.

There's much more of the fantasy world than the first film, much of which is Asgard, than there is earth. The special effects are impressive. The storyline is strong, even though the movie felt longer than it was, maybe because the battle scenes are lengthy. There's more substance to this sequel, mainly because the first one had to do more set up. Comic timing was great all throughout the film. Most of it can be credited to Kat Dennings as Jane's quirky intern, Darcy. I believe that the extent that you enjoyed the first film will be how much you enjoy this one as well.  In my opinion, you shouldn't be disappointed.

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Ken's Movie Review Grading Scale

A – Superb and solid; a movie that will be etched in your mind 10 years from now

B – Good movie, so good in fact that you would want to see it again before it’s out of the theaters; the story may drag in places

C – Average, entertaining at parts; you might want to wait and rent it

D – Lacks a lot from entertainment, plot, realism, development, etc.

F - Terrible and you will want to walk out of the movie; no redemptive qualities whatsoever

Thor: The Dark World

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