Monday, November 11, 2013

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

Movie: Thor: The Dark World
Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: Two thumbs up.

So, I remember back when the first Thor came out, I wasn't that excited. I was very ho hum in fact. But I ended up going, I can't remember why, but then after the fact I was pretty much in love... not with the hero, but with the villain.

Yes, I became an instant Loki fan.
Look! Loki reads!

So when this new movie came out, I was very excited...not for Thor (though he is awesome) but to see Loki again. And I was not disappointed.

This movie starts off about two years after the first one ended. Thor is in his world winning battles, and Jane Foster is in hers (which happens to be London this go around) doing scientific things. Even though they haven't been together since the first movie, Thor is having his  buddy The Guardian, keep an eye on her. So when one day she disappears, he is quick to come to her rescue. (Why he didn't come before, who knows?)

Only he is too late and she has already been compromised and now they must fix her! Oh... and save the world in the process!

Thankfully, he has thought up a plan, but in order to do this... he needs Loki's help! Loki...who he just happened to have thrown in the dungeon!

But can he trust Loki or not? Ah... that is the question!

The plot, I must admit, goes over my head sometimes. It's a bit complicated, other worldly, very science-y sometimes and often it leaves me scratching my head and going... now... what? But as you can see from the synopsis above... I get the gist of it!

The special affects are AMAZING! (Yes, I saw it 3D and yes I saw it at the IMAX! Dang, I'm such a fan of the IMAX people. Really. I have it bad.) The music is awesome, the characters are quirky and the story is compelling.

And then there's Loki. Man, what a perfect lovable villain he is. His smile absolutely slays me. Like dead on the floor. Oh my gosh. And can we please find someone for him to kiss on? Some romance for Loki, yes? And then there's the comedy relief he provides... the Captain America stint...yes? So so funny! And the twists and turns and the surprises and the sadness. Ah, he is utterly FILLED with sadness. Does your heart not simply ache for him? Poor Loki.

Did I mention the smile?

Sigh. I loved this movie.

Here's the trailer, the one with the most Loki that I've seen anyway:


  1. I agree with loving Loki -- we saw the movie this past weekend and my kids and I loved it. Loki stole the movie again lol and he is reading :)

  2. Loved it. Loved it, loved it, loved it. :)

  3. Did you see this in Utah? I didn't think they had a real imax there? In fact.. I just checked and they don't. So you might not want to spend your money on it... it's hard to know since it's still called "IMAX"

    I do always try to tell people about this though!

    Anyways.. back to the movie. I liked it too! I love Loki.. too bad he can't get a movie to himself!!! Now that would be amazing!

    1. Angie: I saw it Jordan Commons, which I thought was pretty real. Why could they call it IMAX if it's not. Makes no sense. Now I know Thanksgiving Point has one they call "mammoth screen" which I figured meant that is NOT a real one. Anyway, I'm off to read the link you provided to see what all this is about! I must defend my screen!!!

    2. Angie: I'm back! So the link you provided has a google link for real IMAXs and both the Jordan Commons one and the Clark one (I've been there too!) are listed. So now I can breathe a sigh of relief! :)

    3. OH GOOD!! I hate it when I think people are paying IMAX prices and the price is for a fake IMAX. That really upsets me. There is one here by me (well up in Denver) that is the fake one and I just don't think it should charge the same price. I am so glad they have real ones there. When I lived there (of course this is 8 years ago now) there wasn't one so I wasn't sure.

    4. I did check again ... but I thought green was fake. I mis-read that map. So happy though to find out they have IMAX there now!!

  4. I haven't seen the new movie (yet!) but I am also a Loki Lover. (And my name is SO close to his name. We're a perfect match.) I blogged about him and other favorite villains last year.

    Any author wanting to write the perfect villain should study Loki in depth. It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it! :)

  5. The first Thor movie was ruined by the stupid Portman girl. GAH! I want to see this one, for Loki as well, but I don't know if I can stomach that stupid actress! What kills me about Tom Hiddleston is how charming he is in real life! He is so kind, and I just love British men!

  6. I really liked the first Thor movie too. I've got to see this one.

  7. I loved Loki too! I wish he'd turned out to a good guy instead though :)

  8. Ha ha! I love that your review is more like a review of Loki, lol. So awesome. And, yes, completely smitten. I <3 him bad!!!

  9. Seeing it tomorrow and I can't wait to see Loki again!

  10. I cannot wait to see this movie!!!!!

  11. This movie was such a good one for Loki! “I think you missed a column.” HAHA! I would love romance for Loki :) I loved this movie too. I can’t wait for the next one!



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