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Friday, November 21, 2014

Thor: The Dark World

It seems like I've been watching a lot of Marvel movies lately ... this week's rental was Thor: The Dark World ...

a 2013 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor .... It is the sequel to 2011's Thor and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed by Alan Taylor .... It stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba ....Thor teams up with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith, who intends to plunge the universe into darkness.

The movie is set after The Avengers save New York from an alien invasion finessed by Loki. The story is pretty light entertainment, but has some fun bits ... Asgard has been upgraded to look sort of Rivendell-ish, Loki dresses up like Captain America while Thor breaks him out of jail ;) ...

And some of the movie is set in London, with shots of Stonehenge, Thor bouncing off The Pickle, and an alien attack at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich .....

Here's a review in The Guardian - Thor: The Dark World – first look review

And a trailer ...

Is it worth watching? If you read a lot of Thor comics as I did when a kid, you'll be happy enough :)


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