Movie Review – Thor: The Dark World

While I enjoy most of the Marvel movies Stan Lee has been putting out for the past decade, this one is no exception.  The only problem is that I kept comparing it to Star Wars.

Combining Nordic mythology with space is awesome. I never would have imagined Norse gods and demons as aliens and/or having space ships.

Also, I enjoy the character development of Loki. Is he a bad guy? Seems like it. Is he evil? I can’t tell, but he is funny.

I think that’s the other thing I enjoy about the Marvel Universe, it’s not just an action movie, there’s a decent amount of humor in it.

Not to spoil anything, but I just might do that with the rest of my post.  You’ve been warned.

The main dark elf bad guy (whose name I cannot remember or pronounce) sounded like Jabba the Hutt. Seriously, at one point I thought he was going to say, “Bring Solo and the Wookie to me…”

Then later in one of the many battle scenes, Thor lost a hand…hello Luke Skywalker…and I thought, “Thor, I am your father!”

Plus, a lot of the explosions in space had a very distinct ILM sound.  I kept waiting for a Jedi to appear when the bad guys were attacking Asgard from their cloaked space ships.  Yes, I kept calling them Romulans.

All in all, it was a good movie. I wasn’t disappointed in braving the crowds at the Mall of America to see it.  And that’s saying something because that place is insane on the weekends.

 

4 thoughts on “Movie Review – Thor: The Dark World

  1. Moxie

    I saw it Saturday night and oddly enough the theatre wasn’t even full. Huh? Surely 2nd Saturday doesn’t have that much of an impact? Anyway, I enjoyed it too – and I am so behind on my superhero/Marvel flicks. Love me some Loki.

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    1. Amy Ruiz Post author

      Paul & I usually go to the VIP showings at the Mall of America, which means you pay an extra $2 per ticket to sit in bigger seats with little tables and get served food & booze. Hardly ever is it full. Just for the lack of crowd, I happily pay the extra two bucks!

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