When an unspeakable evil returns from centuries ago threatening to destroy the universe, Thor must embark on a perilous and somewhat personal journey. The Dark Elves are very powerful, with even Odin and Asgard's forces unable to stop them. Reunited with Jane Foster, Thor much go against his own father's rule, reluctantly teaming up with Loki, in an effort to save the nine realms from total destruction. Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World is a worthy addition to the Marvel canon that is looser and more engaging than its predecessor. While Kenneth Branaugh's original film did feel much more Shakespearean, Taylor's version is much more successful at capturing this hybrid of science fiction and fantasy filmmaking. Like most sequels, Thor 2 is bigger, louder and more epic than its predecessor and I gotta say I had more fun. While the Dark Elves sound silly I found them to be a strong villian for Thor: Dark World, certainly upping the ante while delivering a fun, albeit derivative, main antagonist. With all that out of the way, the real reason to watch Thor: Dark World is Tom Hiddeston. His portrayal of Loki is still by far the most interesting aspect of these movies. Hiddleston gives this character so much added depth and dimension, adding so much more than what is written on the page. Thor: Dark World is nothing to write home about but it's a successful sequel, especially considering Thor's adventures still remains one of the harder superheros to capture on the screen.
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