So it takes me forever to see a Marvel movie so sue me. Anyway. Thor: The Dark World which I will from hence forth call Thor 2 is pretty good movie. I gotta love those superhero movies where its all put on the line and the world is going to end if you fail and the love of your life with it. Like I said I like this movie for the action and the interactions between some of the characters. However, it drives me up the wall that Loki isn’t dead. Doesn’t anyone believe in the death penalty anymore? Seriously, the guy can’t be trusted and it’s just proven in this movie. There are several things going on in this movie which keeps your interest peaked through the entire thing and it is definitely the bridge between a much more serious and balls to the walls sequel that will be coming up hopefully soon.
The main plot is a grudge match between Dark Elves, a race of beings that predate the existence of the known universe…universes? Anyway, they are born of the night and hate the light (suns, stars, electricity, all that stuff) and the Asgardians who are the protectors of the nine realms and obviously don’t want the universes to be destroyed. Problem is, is the Dark Elves are seriously bad ass and kick the hell out of Asgard before Thor takes matters into his own hands and disobeys his father to save the universe with a very risky plan. The death of the Queen of Asgard prompts Loki to come back into play who apparently wants revenge for his ‘mothers’ murder. At the same time as all of this is going on, Jane Foster, Thor’s mortal love interest, trips over the weapon of the Dark Elves and absorbs it and becomes the weapon herself…or at least its carrier. Thor learns of this and whisks her away to Asgard to try to help her but Odin has other plans but Thor won’t have it. His friends help him break Loki out of jail, get Jane out of house arrest, and then out of Asgard via a secret passage only Loki knows about. After that it’s just a long battle between Thor and the Dark Elf leader. Oh and Loki apparently dies after seemingly redeeming himself after protecting Jane and helping Thor kill the beefed up second and command of the Dark Elves. I didn’t quite believe it as some of the things that Loki said pointed to a Loki who was biding his time and not really remorseful for what he had done. Thor battles a very hard battle to save the universes and wins the day. But low and behold, treachery in Asgard. When Thor and Odin discuss what makes a good King and the fact that the realms want Thor as king, Thor refuses as he swears that he will protect the realms the best if he wasn’t on the throne. The exact treachery I will not say as it will screw up your viewing the movie objectively and properly going through the emotions but let me tell you I was offended, pissed off, and exasperated all at the same time. The ending of this movie is the exact reason why I believe you must break your enemy so that he may never get back up again. Because they will always be snakes waiting for the best time to strike.
And….looking at a plot review on line…I realize that I didn’t quite wait long enough in the credits before I turned off the movie. There is an after credit scene that wasn’t the one I thought was the after credit scene. I mean two? Really? Nasty trick there Marvel. Apparently the bastard evil guys from The Avengers is still running around causing a ruckus. Imagine that? Seriously, there are so many movies intertwined with this stuff that it makes my head hurt. I am of course at a disadvantage as I don’t read comics, not even Batman. So I do not know the natural progression of things, I just know these are pretty good action flicks and they are actually doing an excellent job with the whole superhero thing.
Now, anyway on to the actors and actresses in the movie and the characters they play.
Chris Hemsworth: I’m not a damn fan girl so don’t go looking for me to spout off this guys credentials in the looks department. As far as I know, no one else has portrayed Thor in an actual Marvel movie so Hemsworth is it. And I gotta say I like how he does it. The cocky attitude that is hidden behind the polite and obedient bad ass. Hemsworth is able to balance all of that out perfectly and it’s always entertaining to see Thor interact with other characters. Right now, I am being told there will be at least three more movies with Thor in it and I gotta say I’m happy to see him stick around.
Natalie Portman: Do I really have to go into detail with this actress’ credentials? This girl can act and has been doing so for as long as I can remember and being damn good at it even as a child. Her portrayal of Jane Foster is fun to watch as she is an awkward brainiac who is romantically involved in a seemingly immortal being that is a complete badass. The interactions of these two are fun to watch and Portman is able to portray the confident scientist who absolutely melts anytime the big hulking Thor is anywehre close by. But it’s okay because it works for the films. And it’s Natalie Portman. What? I’m a huge fan so sue me. I remember her as a child actor in the movie The Professional, one of the first and most memorable movies of my childhood. And she’s only gotten better with age. So yeah, sue me for being such a big fan.
Kat Dinnings: Wondering why the hell I am bringing her up? Well….Darcy was freaking hilarious in this movie so I thought I would mention her. And Kat Dinning always portrays these kind of characters (as far as I know) and its always great to see. Her comments and behavior in the back ground completely lightens up a dark and serious moment perfectly to where you are completely zoned in on the world ending then she does something and you have to chuckle before something disintegrates and you realize the world is still ending. So good job there Kat Dinnings.
Anthony Hopkins: Really? Do I have to say anything? It’s Anthony fucking Hopkins. The dude nails just about every role he ever plays and he obviously nails the role of Odin. So that is all I am saying on the matter.
Tom Hiddleston: I AM SICK AND TIRED OF ALL THE FUCKING FAN GIRL BULLSHIT GOING ON OUT THERE ABOUT THIS GUY! Now that my little outburst is done, this guy is a perfect Loki. He is able to portray all the emotions and mannerisms that are required of a trickster. However, I hate his character, and I hate when people go all doe eyed over an actor or actress and it clouds their judgement on a movie or character because seriously, if they’re hot then who the hell cares right? I do, I judge a movie based on plot, not by actors or actresses. And it’s a huge pet peeve when people judge by who’s in it, not what’s it about.
I have to give a little shout out to Frigga….who knew the Queen of Asgard was such a bad ass? She damn near bested the Dark Elf leader all on her own before back up arrived. So yeah….good work there…up until you got stabbed. Sorry to hear that…damn shame.
I also have to discuss a bit about Sif who is played by Jaimie Alexander. The whole bit about Sif and Thor leads me to believe we are about to see the demise of Jane Foster right? I have no idea as I haven’t touched a comic book. But the insistence on Sif’s feelings for Thor, and Thor’s not 100% refusal of her, and Jane Fosters very short life span, makes me think that Sif and Thor hook up after a very depressing death or leaving of Jane Foster. But who knows, I am probably wrong. Now that that is over, I have to give props to Jaimie Alexander who apparently fell down a flight of stairs while on set and was out for a month. This isn’t funny as she apparently really fucked her back up and did a number of other things to herself and she was only out for a month. Bad ass and dedicated. Good work!
Okay, now I’m done with all of that. Thor 2….watch it! Obviously. I mean who is refusing to watch this movie? I mean, seriously? Superheroes, great action movie. Great family movie…..what the hell is wrong with this movie? Absolutely nothing. So watch it already…or again…several agains if I was you.