Saturday, February 8, 2014

Thor: The Dark World

I finally got a chance to see Thor: The Dark World last night (what can I say, the second run theatre has been a little slow to get new films lately) and I absolutely loved it! It was another great film in the Marvel Avenger series with a fantastic story. This film was a lot sadder than the first Thor film, but brought back most of the cast from the first film. (They had to cast a new Fandral, one of Thor's companions from Asgard, because Josh Dallas from the first film was too busy playing Charming on Once Upon a Time.)

The film starts with a bit of a history lesson about the Dark Elves. Flash forward to now. Thor is still trying to make up for the problems that Loki has caused throughout the nine realms. Jane is in London, she's still working with Erik and Darcy, who has found herself an intern, and she is still missing Thor. And that's when the action starts.

There are a lot of battles in this film, which were really action packed and thrilling, but there are also several quiet moments that are very intense. Without giving anything away, I have to say, this movie has one of the most moving funeral scenes I've ever seen. It was incredibly sad and yet very beautiful. There were also some truly hilarious moments. Such as the scenes with Dr. Selvig in Stonehenge. And as usual, there was a humorous cameo by Stan Lee. (He's the man requesting his shoe back from Dr. Erik Selvig.) There's also a cameo by Chris Evans when Loki pretends to be Captain America. It was great.

All in all, it was a great movie and well worth the wait. It is a great balance of action and humor, dark and light. Thor: The Dark World comes to Blu-ray and DVD on February 25, 2014.

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