Heavy CGI effects laden THOR: THE DARK WORLD continues the Marvel adventures of the franchise. It’s enjoying a renewed interest by fans due to his Marvel(ous) appearance in last year’s THE AVENGERS blockbuster.
With a running time of just under two hours my biggest complaint lies with the film’s rather slow take off. Let me assure you though that its second act all but makes up for it with its final London showdown.
Here our mighty Avenger battles an intergalactic war to save the earth and all nine realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself—not to mention earthling hottie Jane Foster played by Natalie Portman.
Thor fighting to restore order across the cosmos, faces an enemy that even Odin and Asgard have major problems dealing with—or something like that…….
As I stated up top, it’s sinister brother Loki who steals most scenes that he’s part of. Tom Hiddleston is the perfect Loki as he plagues his brother at every turn.
Is the 3D upcharge worth it?
My take is not so much for this post production converted film.
And don’t get in a hurry leaving the auditorium when you THINK it’s over.
Then the credits continue to roll again.
But we’re still not done yet!
A second final transition scene bridges this Disney tongue-in-cheek Marvel adventure to THOR 3.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD also featuring Chris O’Dowd, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins (seeming less than interested) as Thor’s father. It hammers down a C- grade.
(Reviewed at AMC Town Center, Leawood)
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