Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor is one of the best science-fiction/adventure films of the year.  Not only is there great action and fabulous sets by Production Designer Charles Wood, but the script by the writing team of Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely provides humor and well as thrills.
The nine worlds are coming into an alignment that occurs only once in thousands of years, including our world, as well. 

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has quelled all the rebellious forces and has brought all the worlds under the control of Asgard where his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) rules. 

But, the dark elves, led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) have escaped their captivity and are searching for the ether that will turn the universe back into the darkness that existed before light.

Through one of the anomalies in nature created by the convergence of the worlds, Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) has been transported to the place where the ether has been hidden and it becomes trapped inside her.  This brings Thor back into her life, but it, also, brings Malekith after her, as well.

Everyone mentioned does his/her part well, including Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s duplicitous brother Loki and Jaimie Alexander as Sif, the warrior who wants Thor for herself.   

And the above-mentioned humor is thanks to Stellan Skarsk√•rd as the mad scientist and Kat Dennings, who is on Dr. Foster’s team.

It’s getting cold, so grab a box of hot popcorn and go see Thor: The Dark World.  I give it a 4 out of 5.

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