Monday, April 6, 2015

2013 - THOR: THE DARK WORLD, a sequel to THOR


Follow up to Thor and not too bad.  This time Thor has to take on a bunch of evil Elves.  They want to return the universe to the "dark era" whatever that is.   The film has lots of action and hammer throwing.  Chris Hemsworth is the stud god, his earthling girl friend is played by Natalie Portman.  Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard are the comedy relief.  Tom Hiddleston is back as Thor's evil step-brother Loki.  The topper in the cast is Anthony Hopkins playing Thor's dad Odin like a Norwegian King Lear.

These Thor movies are a strange mixture of Norse mythology, sort of science fiction, sort of fantasy all channeled through the Marvel movie universe not the Marvel comic universe which probably had an even more involved story line with this character than these silly movie time lines.



I actually kind of enjoyed this fight the elf nonsense loaded with overblown dialog and a lot of the cast running around in silly Viking outfits.  It's more of a comic book film then the overly serious Ironman and the self important Captain America because when you get down to it Marvel movies are basically silly comic book movies.

112 minutes.

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