Wait Wait…This movie didn’t suck?
After the average film that was Thor when they announced a sequel I think it’s safe to say no one held their breath for it. No our eyes were all turned to the over marketed and over hyped Iron Man 3, and I think we all know how that turned out (Click here for the Iron Man 3 Review), So If hopes weren’t high for Thor 2 already after Iron Man 3 I went into this film expecting either another completely average movie or another plot hole filled boring movie like Iron Man 3, since October seems decided to prove me wrong all the time, I was wrong once again.
This movie picks up right where the last movie and the Avengers left off, we see that Jane Foster played once again by Natalie Portman is not quite over Thor, you know falling in love with a god isn’t something that happens everyday, so one does tend to get kinda emotionally attached. She’s in the middle of a rebound date when Darcy from the last movie interrupts her and drags her back into the plot as they investigate a gravity anomaly in the form of a floating truck, of course when they get there a few kids are screwing around with the damn thing because come on, who wouldn’t screw around with a floating truck. This leads to the plot device known as the Aether I won’t tell you what happened because the marketing campaign tried to keep it secret so I’ll respect their wishes but it’s reason enough for Thor to come down and meet up with Jane once again, and he gets slapped, twice, Thor’s apology for 2 years of radio silence is obviously a destroyed rainbow bridge and the 9 worlds in chaos we meet up with them while they are calming a riot, bringing peace to the universe seems to calm down Jane but there are urgent Aether primordial evil forces of evil problems to deal with so he takes Jane back to Asgard and we have some great scenes of character interaction when our villain Dr.Who I mean Malekith the Dark Elf King wakes up and goes to wreck some shit on Asgard.
The rest you’ll have to see the movie to find out but let’s start analyzing the first things first, how are the characters ? Well a thousand times better than the first Thor that’s for sure, Thor’s character now actually feels like he went through a good story arc and not the rushed one we got in the first film, he retains his cockiness and smugness but is now humble and has more depth than before, and most important he is just more fun to watch, and i can say the same for all the characters expect maybe Odin were improved more true to the comics and more fun to watch, and i have been a fan of the Thor comics for a while so i can definitely say that i am really happy they got the supporting characters right they were so bland in the first one, and of course Loki, yes Loki, he was freaking awesome in this film actually even better than in the avengers if you believe that, he was not only awesome and charismatic but also funny and smart, and its always fun to see him work alongside Thor, and yes that was handled very well and wants just a complete character 180, and the actors supported this very well every one gave a great performance the only actor i felt was a little weak was maybe Anthony Hopkins, I expected him to be great but he was fairly average in this movie and I don’t why, but it dint distract from the overall quality and he still had some good scenes.
The story itself is nothing overly complicated but its still pretty damn good, the villains don’t stand out but they are fun to watch especially awesome cursed monsters, and there are actual scenes that will make you emotional, yes i am serious it surprised me a lot how beautiful they made this one scenes and the movie in general but well get to that, So its basic good vs evil but everything is well thought out Erik Selvig is back and has some bad side effects from having loki inside his head, and everything is well thought out somewhat believable and just fun as all hell to watch, and that is all it takes, no over complicated terrorist plots or stupid character disrespecting twists , no pointless slapstick and out of place jokes no boring scenes of the hero not using his powers and okay you get my point i hate iron man 3 and Thor the dark world just gives me more reason to do so because this is damn good, now this movie does have more comedy than the later ones but you know what its good here because there are believable circumstances and every joke they make is established funny and just works so well.
So yes the special effects, i was surprised i think you can see the money that the avengers made marvel, Thor the dark world as a gigantic scale its fast paced in its action scenes yet it still manages to show all of its amazing effects, and im not just gonna praise the CGI here, ill give out some praise to the amazing set design using real props instead of computer ones actually levitating a freaking fire truck and most of all for making Asgard just right that is Asgard home to the Nordic gods there it is completely realized in the big screen and its amazing, another group of people i never thought id have to point out in a review are the fight choreographers in the first Thor it was really weak and it was such a huge advancement its fluid and it shows everyone’s character, it is amazing in all senses of the word the execution is astounding and im running out of adjectives so lets get this over with shall we.
If I haven’t made my point head bashing clear by now, Watch this movie I seriously hope it surpasses iron man 3 in sales because it deserves to do that and so much more. there is so much dedication and passion in this film from everyone’s part, a film that can make us leave the theater with a smile on our faces deserves some praise and the fact that I got virtually nothing to complain about is astounding to me because even the avengers had flaws this i cant really see any, it’s not perfect obviously and the villains could be better but there’s nothing wrong with it, its faithful to the comics and it brings something new that I haven’t seen since the avengers, i wanted every marvel movie to be as good as the avengers and if they continue like this i have no question let in my mind that they will be.
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