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Thor: The Dark World — What Did You Think? 233

Posted by Soulskill
from the not-as-dark-as-doom-3 dept.
On Friday, Marvel released its latest superhero blockbuster, Thor: The Dark World. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston reprise their roles as Thor, Dr. Jane Foster, and Loki. Christopher Eccleston, best known for his role as the Ninth Doctor on BBC's Doctor Who, portrays Thor's nemesis in The Dark World: Malekith, ruler of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim. Despite a strong opening weekend at the box office, critical reception has been lackluster. The movie averaged 66/100 on Rotten Tomatoes and 54/100 on Metacritic, but user reviews rated it higher, at 86/100 and 8/10 respectively. io9's review calls the plot "completely forgettable," but also said, "at a time when superhero films are gravitating towards Christopher Nolan-style darkness, it's really nice to see a movie go swinging into adventure with a song in its heart." Comic Book Resources also commented that the movie was a lot of fun, but added, "the film doesn't quite reach its true potential due to a villain who never truly feels like much more than an amorphous bad guy." Those of you who went to see it over the weekend: what did you think?
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Thor: The Dark World — What Did You Think?

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  • Re:Loved It (Score:5, Informative)

    by GodfatherofSoul (174979) on Monday November 11, 2013 @04:08PM (#45393885)

    You never even catch a glimpse of Kat Dennings' assets. She's wearing heavy clothing the whole movie.

  • by Quakeulf (2650167) on Monday November 11, 2013 @04:08PM (#45393891)
    If it did not have the love sequences between Portman and Hemsworth it would have been *cough* worth it.

    Leave it to Hollywood to make dialogue awkward and cringe-worthy. It got good once the action started rolling, but there really was no chemistry between the two lovers, and Kat Dennings' character felt so forced I felt uncomfortable in the chair.

    Special mention to Skarsgård for doing perhaps the best scene in the movie in which he uses shoes to explain the coming convergence. It looks like he had a lot of fun doing that and he seemed quite relaxed and confident in his role, unlike Portman who seemed off the whole time.
  • Re:Loved It (Score:4, Informative)

    by erroneus (253617) on Monday November 11, 2013 @04:17PM (#45393981) Homepage

    They confuse me. On one hand (or both), I really love looking at them. On the other, I have to imagine they are quite a burden. Men are burdened but not quite like that and it's usually quite manageable. I like things the way they are -- I'm not complaining. But they do confuse me a bit.

  • Re: missed it (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 11, 2013 @04:17PM (#45393999)

    Enders game was far better. Enders game was far better than its peers at making you think. The psychology of Bender vs his siblings vs the academy and his peers were all well done.

    Even Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston) was flat and not his usual standard. The absence of a solid story didn't help.

    Seriously, go see Enders Game ... Much better than Thor.

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