Movie Review – “Thor: The Dark World”

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days, but I have been having some serious computer issues, which led to my getting a brand new computer, complete with Windows 8 and all the bells and whistles.

Last night my sister and I watched “The: The Dark World” together, and it was our second time seeing it. I had forgotten how much I loved it, and enjoyed just as much the second time as I had the first. I will start, as usual, with what I didn’t like. For starters, the language was a bit heavier in this one as opposed to the first film. Whereas the first film only had a couple of uses of the “d” and “h” words, this film had multiple uses of each, along with one full and one half usage of the “s” word, which was extremely shocking. One scene that I hated was a scene in which Eric Selvig (Who sort of lost his marbles after the events of “The Avengers”) is running around Stonehenge shouting… sans clothing. Fortunately, private areas were pixelated, but it was still extremely uncomfortable to watch.

Now for the good stuff, and there is lots of it! Thor was his usual lovable self, showing how obviously he has grown since his first appearance. Over the course of the film, you begin to see what  a truly caring and noble man he is, even going against his own father to protect his people. Speaking of Odin, we see a different side of him in this film, which is not a actually a good thing. We see a haughty, slightly self serving side of him, and there were multiple instances where I found his parenting skills to be lacking. Jane Foster was every bit as awesome as I remembered her, with her brainy ways, caring heart, and bravery. One of my favorite examples of her courage was a part where a monstrous ship was about to fall on top of Thor, and she covers his body with her own in a futile attempt to save him. Definitely someone to learn from. Now, we all know that this was coming inevitably… it is time to talk about LOKI!!!!!!!! Loki was the first main character that we saw on screen outside of Malekieth, and dominated every scene he was in after that point. Over the course of the film, we see the holes in his carefully constructed walls. He obviously cares for Frigga, his mother, and definitely desires SPOILERSPOILERSPOILERSPOILER, which seemed to be the main purpose in his helping Thor. We also see a gallant side of him, as he twice in one scene protects Jane, almost dying in one instance. In the end, he makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Thor and Jane, in a sob inducing scene that left me in shock.

Darcy Lewis, Jane’s vivacious and goofy intern, has a chance to shine here as well, proving her mettle several times, as well as finding… Love? The film resounds with messages about family, love, and sacrifice, and the scene before the credits left me screaming. WHAT ON EARTH JUST HAPPENED????? The mid credits scene was a bit odd, apparently connecting to the upcoming film “Guardians of the Galaxy”. The after credits scene however, was the most beautifully cheesy, romantic running-into-each-other’s-arms scene ever. Overall, “Thor: The Dark World” did not disappoint, and was even better than the first film. The language, however, forces me to bump a star off of an otherwise stellar review. So I give “Thor: The Dark World” 4 stars out of 5. Teens will definitely enjoy this film!

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  1. Beth Passburg
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 14:53:40

    Ahhhhhh I just adore this movie. ^_^ 😀 We’ve got TV guardian, which mutes out the bad words — so it’s almost perfect with that! 😉

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