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2.5
1,202 Ratings

Thor: The Dark World

Directed by Alan Taylor
United States, 2013
Fantasy, Action

Synopsis

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

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Thor: The Dark World Directed by Alan Taylor

Awards & Festivals

Empire Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Bottom line? Daft plot, scads of pompous dialogue (“Unleash the Aether!”) leavened by a streak of snarky humour – Loki up in Asgard, Jane’s sardonic assistant (Kat Dennings) here on Earth – and an overall impression of amusing moments in a sea of superfluous filmmaking. We didn’t need a Thor sequel, but it’s part of the business plan so here it is, wasting two Oscar winners and a passel of very good actors…
December 02, 2013
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All three “Iron Man” films have this same basic problem, but story was never more important than personality in those earlier films. “Thor: The Dark World”‘s characters are often very charming, but they’re only so much fun when they’re stuck going through the motions.
November 08, 2013
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The first hour of this movie has Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgård, and Kat Dennings all giving the same performances they did in 2011, except without Kenneth Branagh’s fascinating delusion that he was still directing Shakespeare. Now it’s boring stuff, I’m afraid: characters hopping from one screen saver to the next… [But] the effects department gets to show some visual wit and simulate comic-book chaos.
November 07, 2013
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