Marvel continues to build their cinematic universe with Thor The Dark World with a wildly successful heroic adventure. While the villain is far too underdeveloped to match the conflict the script implies, the chemistry between Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster is much improved over the first Thor. While Malekith’s plot to destroy the universe drives the events in the film, it’s the relationships and interactions between the main characters that define the film and energize it with heart, excitement and romance. And then Tom Hiddleston as Loki nearly steals the entire movie; his pure charisma and handling of the¬†mischievous¬†nature of Loki underline every scene he is in with depth and complexity. Director Alan Taylor handles the material with expertise, bringing it his own style without sacrificing what Kenneth Branagh built in Thor (2011) and the highly successful formula Marvel Studios has developed to guide its properties. It’s a delicious marriage that make Thor The Dark World another triumph for Marvel Studios.
Thor The Dark World (2013)