Friday, November 22, 2013

Thor: The Dark World

Last we saw our god of thunder hero he had helped save New York and took Loki back to Asgard. In Thor: The Dark World we find our hero facing a threat to all 9 realms. The first thing I noticed was that this Thor, directed by Alan Taylor had a different tone to it. It switched rapidly between very dark serious scenes to tidbits of comic relief. This worked surprisingly well throughout the film keeping the pacing alive and enjoyable. Christopher Eccleston didn't have a huge amount to do as the films villain, a dark elf but was still a formidable foe for Thor. As the director himself mentioned this film was much "dirtier" than it's predecessor. The worlds we see are not all as clean and shiney as Asgard is portrayed in the first. The world, the plot and even the characters are grittier. The film was very visually pleasing and this was owed to the vast amounts of different worlds we see instead of just Asgard. Sif seemed like she had more of a story t be told as several long shots were focused solely on her, yet she has no real story. the final climactic battle was the best part of the film and done in a true comic book fashion. The mano y mano battle was intercepted by the more comic relief-y moments keep you at the edge of your seat while also making you laugh. Stay through the credits for a great post credit scene featuring Benicio Del Toro. Thor: The Dark World will satisfy the comic book and movie lover until Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy premier next year.

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