Thor: The Dark World

Since The Avengersmy eldest has become such a great big fan of the this particular Marvel franchise. Needless to say, there was no way we could miss this latest installment when it finally hit the cinemas.

Anyway, since I'm too lazy to come up with a decent review, let me point out the good and the bad in bullets. 

Warning: Possible spoilers ahead!

The Bad (because I like to save the best for last):

  • - slightly sluggish start
  • - banal villain
  • - generic MacGuffin
  • - some plot holes
  • - a potential love triangle that went nowhere
  • - Natalie Portman as Dr. Jane Foster wasn't really given much to do or say
  • - a lot of scientific nonsense

 The Good:

  • - Chris Hemsworth's charisma (and his ripped body!)
  • - Tom Hiddleston's brilliant portrayal of Loki
  • - scenes between Thor and Loki are the ultimate saving grace
  • - cameos from old friends
  • - witty one-liners and gags (Joss Whedon was actually brought in for this)
  • - pain and loss
  • - a mind-boggling final showdown between Thor and Malekith

The Verdict:

Despite the slow start, it was an undeniably extremely entertaining movie. I loved how scenes went from serious to funny and back again. I liked it more than Iron Man 3 to be honest. And this despite my being a huge Robert Downey, Jr. fan. 

Of course, as with all Marvel movies related to the Avengers franchise, there were two Easter eggs at the end of the movie. The first one came after the animated credits and gave a hint of what's to come in Guardians of the Galaxy while the second came after the credits finished rolling.

With all that said, Thor: The Dark World  has successfully managed to keep Marvel's Avengers franchise going and having people look forward to the next chapter which is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And by the looks of this trailer, it looks like it's going to be awesome.

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