Thor: The Dark World – Film Review

There are many reasons why Thor is my favourite Avenger, and so many of these reasons are displayed in Thor: The Dark World. Once again we are reunited with our favourite characters; The Asgardians; ThorLokiOdinFriggaSif, and Heimdall all played by Chris HemsworthTom HiddlestonAnthony HopkinsRene RussoJaimie Alexander and Idris Elba respectively. And the humans; Jane FosterDarcyDr. Erik Selvig played by Natalie PortmanKat Denning and Stellan Skarsgard.

In Thor: The Dark WorldThor and Jane‘s worlds collide again as a common enemy, Christopher Eccleston‘s character “Malekith”, leader of the Dark Elves wants to use a weapon called the “Aether” to destroy the universe and bring every world of the Nine Realms into eternal darkness.

Not only is this film exciting for the fact that we finally get to see Jane Foster reunited with Thor, but we also get to see Thor reunited with his mischievous brother, Loki. The chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston is incredible – it’s hard not to love every moment when these characters work with each other, tease each other, fight each other and bicker. Unlike other Marvel films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’ve always believed that the Thor series is one of the best as they provide the perfect combination of superhero, fantasy, science-fiction, comedy, romance and action. You can call me biased though, as Thor is indeed my favourite out of all the Avengers.

It’s no secret that Tom Hiddleston was the stand out in this film. But then again, Tom Hiddleston is outstanding, FULL STOP. Even though the title of the film says “Thor”, comic fans and film fans alike would agree with me in saying that it isn’t really a “Thor” film without Loki. A Thor film without Loki would be very bland indeed. Well… that and also without all those awesome one-liners. New characters Jonathan Howard as “Ian the Intern” and Jane Foster‘s lunch date, Richard played by Chris O’Dowd were also great additions to the film, playing funny, cute but quirky minor characters.

In conclusion, Thor: The Dark World has a great thorough plot, excellent characters, great acting, is funny, exciting and is absolutely better than the first film. Do yourself a favour and go see this in cinemas before it flies away. Even if just to see Loki in all his mischievous glory.

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