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Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

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Thor: The Dark World

Actually saw this in the theater. I think I liked it better than the first movie, which was a surprise. It's rather remarkable how well Marvel has done pulling B- and C-list villains out of its archives as movie Big Bads.

Best parts: Loki's banter, and London getting trashed. (Why does it always have to be New York?)

Worst parts: No way do I buy Natalie Portman as a PhD astrophysicist. And if you keep slapping gods, sweetie, sooner or later one of them is going to slap you back. Also, there seems to be a biiiig unexplained plot hole at the end, which I guess will be addressed in the next movie?

Wait for the very, very end of the credits - the audience that waited for the first easter egg and left missed the second.

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fatpie42
Nov. 16th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
Also, there seems to be a biiiig unexplained plot hole at the end, which I guess will be addressed in the next movie?

What did you think was unexplained at the end?
inverarity
Nov. 16th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
What happened to Odin?
fatpie42
Nov. 16th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
You think they are going to ignore that in the next movie? Nah, that's definitely a cliffhanger.
hermione_vader
Nov. 17th, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
Oh, that's definitely going to be addressed. They left the story there to freak you out and draw you in for the next film.
Graeme Sutton
Nov. 17th, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
Really they might as well just call them the Loki movies. It's what half their audience tunes in for.
inverarity
Nov. 17th, 2013 01:51 am (UTC)
I watch them to see Thor hitting people with a hammer.
Graeme Sutton
Nov. 17th, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
You'd be part of the other half of the audience, the half with a Y chromosome.
tealterror0
Nov. 19th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
I have a Y chromosome (as far as I know), but I thought Loki was by far the best part of the first movie. (Haven't seen the second yet.)
inverarity
Nov. 19th, 2013 02:53 am (UTC)
Just tell me you don't squee at Loki.
tealterror0
Nov. 19th, 2013 03:41 am (UTC)
But he's so dreamy~~ <3

Seriously though, he's a legitimately complex and interesting character in the 1st movie (again, dunno about the 2nd), especially remarkable since he's an action movie villain. Pretty much everyone else, especially Thor, is...well...kind of boring. So this time, I think the fangirls have it right. :p
Graeme Sutton
Nov. 22nd, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
I dunno, I like Loki as well but I don't think Thor is boring. I actually kind of liked what they did in the first movie where they made a super hero movie that was less an action movie than a sort of dual character study of Thor and Loki, I don't think they executed it perfectly but I appreciated what they were trying to do.
hermione_vader
Nov. 17th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
I actually disagree about Natalie Portman: I can buy her as a scientist far more easily than I can buy other love-interest-related superhero movie casting. See Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns and Blake Lively in Green Lantern if you want some major miscasts.

And Jane can always count on Thor to slap any god that tries to slap her. Or she can suck them into oblivion with those teleportation/anomaly-detecting instruments.
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