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December 2, 2013 / minusbar

The Loki show has arrived! (A belated review of “Thor: The Dark World”)

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

As many of you are probably aware, Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor, premiered semi-recently. There was (and still is, for those who haven’t seen it) a huge amount of hype about the movie. As an avid fan of the Marvel movies, I was very excited to go see it–I was not disappointed.

First of all, I was extremely pleased with the character development. I was so glad that Taylor decided to give the characters more dimensions. This was especially evident with Thor and Loki. Thor, for one, was not simply an attractive lump of muscle. He had feelings. He showed his feelings. He did not explode (that hardly counts as a spoiler). Loki’s development was similar; we see a little bit of the deranged reasoning that makes him tick. The dynamic between the two, however, was priceless. Thor is no longer the naive, trusting fellow he once was, and Loki is forced to realize this. Their subsequent actions reflect this change. While a was a bit let down about Jane Foster, it wasn’t the end of the world. She simply was someone to rescue (albeit a sassy someone).

The scenery was breathtaking and the action was not overdone. If you have problems with objects moving too quickly though, be warned; there are several fast-paced scenes that were somewhat hard to follow. On the opposite end of the spectrum there were also parts that I wanted them to get on with it. Taylor managed to strike a happy medium most of the time though.

The plot (I shall reveal nothing important) was good. It was a continuation of both the first Thor film and the Avengers. Though if you prefer all of your loose ends wrapped up neatly at the end of a movie it would be misleading to say that this was perfect. Of course, we will just have to look forward to the next Thor movie!

I was very satisfied with Thor: The Dark World in the end. If you go see it I hope you are as well.


Molly Chenault


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