Marvel Studios 10th: Thor: The Dark World
- 1hr 52m
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One of the problems with The Dark World is that its monsters and angry armies and visual effects are interchangeable with Peter Jackson's Tolkien pics, with Clash of the Titans, with The Avengers, with Man of Steel, and on and on. These superhero movies. These Middle Earth movies. These mythic god movies. It's getting hard to tell them apart.
The larger problem, transcending all realms, is that this action-adventure sequel from Marvel soon turns so dumb and 3-D-murky that it hurts.
Although director Alan Taylor manages to get things going properly for the final battle in London, the long stretches before that on Asgard and the other branches of Yggdrasil are a drag.
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Movie Info & Cast
- Chris Hemsworth
- Natalie Portman
- Tom Hiddleston
- Anthony Hopkins
- Christopher Eccleston
- Jaimie Alexander
- Zachary Levi
- Ray Stevenson
- Tadanobu Asano
- Idris Elba
Did You Know?
- Josh Dallas was supposed to return as Fandral, but commitment with Once Upon a Time (2011) prevented him from returning. He was replaced with Zachary Levi, who was the original choice for the role.
- (at around 1h 30 mins) Thor is shown boarding the London Underground at Charing Cross station, asking a commuter how to get to Greenwich. She says he can "take this train three stops," but that's not possible. Two lines pass through Charring Cross. One is the Bakerloo Line, where three stops one way would arrive at Regent's Park, and three stops the other way is Lambeth North, and the Northern Line, where three stops one way is Goodge Street, and three stops the other way is Kennington, none of which are near Greenwich. The nearest stations to Greenwich are either Greenwich or Cutty Sark on the Docklands Light Rail. To get there from Charing Cross, Thor would have to go one stop south on either line to Embankment, then take the Circle or District line five stops east to Monument, then change for the DLR Lewisham Branch and take that to Greenwich.
- [first lines]
- Odin: Long before the birth of light, there was darkness... and from that darkness came the Dark Elves. Millennia ago, the most ruthless of their kind, Malekith, sought to transform our universe back into one of eternal night. Such evil was possible through the power of the Aether, an ancient force of infinite destruction. The noble armies of Asgard, led by my father King Bor, waged a mighty war against these creatures. As the Nine Worlds converged above him, Malekith could at last unleash the Aether... but Asgard ripped the weapon from his grasp; without it, the Dark Elves fell. With the battle all but lost, Malekith sacrificed his own people in a desperate attempt to lay waste to Asgard's army. Malekith was vanquished and the Aether was no more. Or so we were led to believe.