Thor: The Dark World
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Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thor: The Dark World is a good model of how superheroes can save the world without forced gravitas, and have fun doing it."
‑ Dave McGinn, Globe and Mail
"The Crocodile Dundee II of superhero films-in a good way!"
‑ David Weigel, Slate
"Thor: The Dark World survives purely on the charisma of its insanely attractive cast and periodic bursts of good humor."
‑ Scott Mendelson, Forbes
"[Director Alan Taylor] is helped by Tom Hiddleston's sleekly malevolent performance as Thor's untrustworthy brother Loki, a more engaging and complex figure than Chris Hemsworth's monosyllabic Thor."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"An escapist comic-book movie, without apology."
‑ Bryan Bishop, The Verge
"Enough with the appetite-whetting experiments. Just wake me when The Avengers: Age of Ultron is here."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Though hardly a must-see, Thor: The Dark World is better than the original: a looser, loopier hybrid of science fiction and fantasy powered by a pair of magnetic performances and leavened with a number of truly witty moments."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
""A decided improvement in the balance department. Not only do we get more in the way of humor, we get more convincing, exciting action, as well as a few welcome surprises.""
‑ Jeff Vice, Cinephiled
"Populated by bland characters and saturated with tedious dialogue."
‑ Brogan Morris, Movie Mezzanine
"Another dull, achingly generic story about saving the world."
‑ Damien Straker, Impulse Gamer
"A wildly uneven but entertaining sequel to one of Marvel Comics' most enduring franchises."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Like so many comic book epics these days, Alan Taylor's 3-D Thor: The Dark World is both monumental and generic."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The Dark World is more of a missed opportunity than a complete failure, but it's disappointing nonetheless."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"There's more action this time around, and less deliberate alignment of the Marvel universe. The result is a film that flows better and gives the characters a little more room to be themselves."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Thankfully, Taylor and his cast create enough laughs and just enough thrilling set pieces to save the project from being crushed under the weight of its own dreary backstory."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
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