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Thor: The Dark World
Movie Review by Lauren
IMDB Summary: 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.
Review: I haven't seen the first Thor film in awhile. While I remember enjoying it alright, it wasn't until the other Marvel movies started coming out (including Avengers) that I fell in love with the characters of Thor and his brother Loki. By the time I started hearing about the sequel, Thor: The Dark World, I knew I had to see the movie!
I went with my mom and sister and we all three enjoyed it. I love action films that also mix in humor, because it makes the pacing a lot better (instead of non-stop fighting) and it shows other sides to the characters. I will say that most of the humor comes from Loki, which should be no surprise if you've seen The Avengers. He's a mixed character and definitely my favorite. Yes, he's the bad guy and currently locked up in the beginning of the film...but he's also got some layers and is always keeping you guessing.
I read part of a review for this movie after seeing the film and they mentioned that Loki seemed to be the only character with insides, and while I don't know if that's quite true, it does make a certain sense. Like I said, Loki has layers. He's more than a stock character villain and I love characters like that!
Loki aside, I think everyone did a great job in the movie. The main villain in this one is Malekith, who wants to possess something called the aether (pronounced ether) so that all the worlds will go dark. He almost succeeded in the past, and he's proving to be a challenge for Thor this time around.
What I wish I would have remembered before seeing the movie is that Malekith is played by Christopher Eccleston, who was the ninth doctor in Doctor Who. It wasn't until I saw his name in the credits that I remembered. I guess I'll have to pay more attention the next time I watch Thor. Regardless, he was a fairly typical evil villain, though definitely one that could easily succeed.
Definitely an enjoyable film! It's one I'd happily watch again.