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Saturday, November 09, 2013

The Review: THOR The Dark World

11/9/2013 10:20:51 AM

Thor’s second movie was all about adventures on the dark world, a follow-up sequel to the first American superhero movie in 2011 and the cross-over The Avengers in summer 2012. Honestly speaking, I can’t tell you much on how did the story rolled, except that Thor must face a vengeful medieval force who threatened to turn the nine realms universe to darkness, and as well as for the Mighty avenger to embark on the most perilous journey he could ever deal with alongside the earthling Jane Foster and Loki, with desperation.

Honestly speaking, I think Loki was more of the focal point of this film than the Mighy Avenger himself. Look, that dark, sneaky, rocker-look-alike brother-slash-antagonist at the first Thor movie (and as well as the Avengers), had a much painless (err) flow on how Thor trusted him again after all of the time, when he committed crimes in the eyes of both humans and Asgardans. Talk about redemption, sacrifices, and second chances, eh?
I know, Loki wanted power, while Thor was all for the good of Asgard. Well, I can only speak for a bit, but I can’t tell you the entire flick’s flow as I don’t want topsoil your asses. If you insist on what scene I did liked there? Okay… next paragraph, please.
It’s even tricky when Loki attacked Thor, only for Malkeith’s forces to get screwed up by a bit (yes, only a bit as Thor still failed when Loki got a fatal wound while protecting Jane). I think that was the defying scene for this sequel. Thor tells the dying brother “I’ll tell him (Odin) what you did today.” “I didn’t do it for him,” Loki replied.
But you know what, the scenes and settings like what I saw at Thor’s second movie was just almost similar as what I saw on the Man of Steel or any other similarly-concept movie right there. Of course, titles will always be different. Maybe, physics was also emphasized here; the un-defined meaning of science right there.
Well, I liked the execution of its closing billboard, too. And two after-credits scene was paced before the film formally closes on its own (so I would highly suggest that you should not leave the viewing premises yet just because the credits were rolling already – believe me, you would not want to spend another ticket only to catch the wrap-up scenes).
But overall, I think the film was over-hyped. I saw some of the “now showing” columns at an entertainment section of a broadsheet last week, and it only displayed “THOR: THE DARK WORLD” was the only movie airing at all of its cinemas. Yes, one shopping mall company did that during the long weekend.
As I went home by 11:30 in the evening, fresh from the cinemas, I can only come up with few words (and don’t get me wrong, it’s just my opinion): “It’s good, but not that good enough to please me.”
The verdict: 7.5
Thor The Dark World stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skasgard, Idirs Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanodu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo. Screenplay by Christopher Yust, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, Thor The Dark world was based on the story made by Don Payne and Robert Radat, and the entire comic novel series by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby. Produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Alan Taylor, Thor The Dark World was a production of Marvel Studios, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Author: slickmaster | © 2013 september twenty-eight productions


  1. I liked the first Thor movie. Pero okay lang. Papanoorin ko pa rin syempre kung may pangatlo! :)

  2. Weird how this felt like a summer blockbuster, right at the beginning of November. But it didn't bother me, because it was still worth watching. Nice review.


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