Follow up to popular “Thor” film opens in theatres tomorrow.
Marvel Entertainment has been producing great films featuring the likes of Ironman, Captain America and the Hulk in both stand alone and group films for the past several years. These films intertwine to create the Marvel Universe, but can also be viewed as stand-alone pieces. The latest offering out of the Marvel stables in “Thor: The Dark World” which opens in theatres in the United States tomorrow.
The film is set after the battle of New York, which was seen in Joss Whedon’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” last year. After returning Loki (Tom Hiddleston) back to Asgard to face imprisonment for the destruction in New York, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to do battle with Malekith (Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston), the vengeful leader of a primordial race that seeks to destroy the Nine Realms. With even Odin (Anthony Hopkins) unable to protect Asgard from the approaching darkness, the god of thunder reunites with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Loki as he prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world from certain destruction.
“Thor: The Dark World” sees more action and special effects than Kenneth Branagh’s original “Thor” film, which was more of a character study that set up the backstories of all of the main characters. “Thor: The Dark World” is a fast-moving piece with a lot of stunts and explosions that will keep audiences entertained from start to finish.
The characters in the “Thor” universe are so well-defined at this point that the interaction between them seems effortless. Nowhere is this more apparent, than between brothers Thor and Loki. Their bickering and digs at each other will seem more than familiar to anyone who has siblings. Both Hemsworth and Hiddleston have perfected their portrayals of the demi-gods and are so secure in their characters that their time on-screen is the best thing about the films. Other stand-outs in the film include Kat Dennings as Jane Foster’s intern Darcy, Stellan Skarsgard as Eric Selvig and Idris Elba as Heimdall.
To see Thor try to save the world, check out “Thor: The Dark World” when it opens in theatres tomorrow.