Written November 08, 2013
Fun action sequences in the climactic battle. Effects were really good especially the backdrop of Asgard. Comic relief moments on Earth were entertaining and Loki stole many scenes. Happy to report Marvel returned to form since Iron Man 3 was a letdown IMO.
Written November 22, 2013
Thor: The Dark World was better than I expected it to be. Going by the previews, I really wasn't sure about the Dark Elves as the villain(s). I thought their masks looked kind of childish but in the end, I was pleasantly surprised at how well they worked as characters. I think that their "story" was actually well put together. The movie had some great laughs in it as well which I think is important in super hero movies that can sometimes take themselves way too seriously. The interactions between Thor and Loki were fantastic and Loki's character this time around was the best yet. My only complaint overall was that Jane's character has taken a turn between the first and second movies. They set her up to be more of a helpless female this time around instead of the strong, independent scientist that she was in the first one. I think this type of thing is really common in movies but unfortunate, none the less.
I am looking forward to seeing this again on the big screen at home!
Written November 12, 2013
Could have been so much more if it hadn't focused on sci-fi space-ship fighting scenes. Catered too much to an intended audience and ignored the rich story-telling and character development that was possible. Too many artificial twists.
Written November 30, 2013
What you read in the reviews is true: most of the movie is just okay, lots of fighting and random explosions. But every time Loki is on screen, the movie is sharp, funny, and moving. I quite like Hemsworth, especially in the original Thor and again in Avengers. But the character isn't nuanced enough to carry another movie alone. Fortunately, he doesn't have to. There's also a great Captain America trailer right before the main feature starts.
Written November 09, 2013
I loved the first Thor movie, but this one is better. Action, comedy, and some drama. It has it all.
This is probably the 3rd best Marvel movie ever behind Avengers, and Iron Man 1.
Go see it in 3d. The Captain American and Xmen trailers ar worth it.