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Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Alan Taylor

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

It’s like playing Portal on a universal scale!!! With Vikings! Ha ha ha!

The best thing Disney ever did was buy Marvel. Why? Because they actually know what the ef they’re doing.

Sequeling used to be far more difficult, successors rarely holding up to the original. With writers in top form and some serious talent behind the scenes, that’s quickly not becoming in the case anymore. No longer just another opportunity to capture a few more bucks, franchises are a legitimate form of continuous cash cows.

Back to the movie.

It was a little slow to get going. Sort of fumbling about to really grab it’s foot hold. Like the first, there had to be some extra exposition to clarify the main players of Thor’s world. New enemies, a new weapon (that works a lot like red matter from Star Trek) and plenty of familiar faces. The whole cast was back for the fun, though the setting was much more out of this world.

The banter between Loki and Thor was absolutely priceless and made up wonderfully for any shortcomings, and the supporting cast was just as funny.

The final ‘Portal’ battle was so inventive and well done, you couldn’t help but have fun with the whole thing.

Another great entry into the quickly expanding Marvel universe. Very entertaining and worth more than a few showings.

There are two easter eggs at the end during the credits. One after the initial credits with tie ins to Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Soldier, and possibly the next Avengers. Then there is one at the very end which is just… effin adorable.

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