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Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 11/08/2013 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Zachery Levi, Ray Stevenson

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense Sci-Fi action and violence, and some suggestive content , Running time 112 minutes, Fantasy/Action/Adventure

Compare to: Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Star Trek (2009)

It’s tough to judge a movie based purely on it’s own when it’s a movie like Thor: The Dark World. Not because it’s a sequel and it’s going to be compared to the first one; a film that defied a lot of expectations when it came to how such a fantastical character could be brought to film in a way that wasn’t a flat-out wacky cartoon. But they did it, didn’t they?

No, the reason this movie is hard to judge on it’s own is because it isn’t it’s own. Dark World takes plot devices, action scenes and even characters out of every major Sci-Fi film in the last decade and it’s too obvious to ignore. Continue reading