Thor: The Dark World Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1287

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 162

Theatrical Release Date: 11/08/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/25/2014

Language: English

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Alan Taylor

Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccelston, Anthony Hopkins, Zachary Levi

Plot: Following the events in The Avengers, Thor returns home to Asgard only to face a malevolent force older than the universe itself. Malekith has returned and plans to return all to darkness - and not even the might of Odin and Asgard can stop him. Thor will take on a journey both dangerous and personal, and he may have to sacrifice everything in order to save all the realms from destruction. -- Chris Kavan

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
4/4

JohnSmith - wrote on 11/08/2019

Didn't enjoy it as much as the first one but watched it for the sake of keeping up with the timeline and making sure I wasn't missing any information critical to understanding the next Avengers movie coming out.

Rating of
3/4

JessieCollins - wrote on 11/08/2019

Not as Thor-y as the first one but definitely gives Thor some character development which, let's all agree, he needs in order for him to establish better his role as one of the main heroes in The Avengers.

Rating of
2.5/4

JaneHall - wrote on 11/06/2019

Not as good as the first one. I had my hopes up the whole time as I was able to enjoy the first one, but I guess it really is true that sequels always do worse than the originals.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

"Thor: The Dark World" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/03/2019

A war-like race who predate the Asgardians are reawakened when Jane Foster inadvertently becomes host to an ancient and powerful source of evil.

Yes, it’s yet another “baddie intent on unleashing ultimate evil and reshaping the universe in his own image” plot line, but thankfully the sequel to Thor has enough tongue in cheek humour and sense of fun to rescue it from becoming the tediously pompous and po-faced pantomime that was the original film. The combination of mythology and action sci-fi does sometimes resemble a glorified episode of Stargate SG-1, but the spectacular battle scenes set on Asgard make it a far less boring place to be and the comic relief provided by Chris Hemsworth’s human sidekicks works pretty well. There’s little here of any originality – the one …

Snoogans
Snoogans
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

He Laid the Hammer Down

Snoogans - wrote on 11/12/2013

'Thor: The Dark World' is able to overcome the slight inconveniences I had with the first simply due to the fact that it is a sequel and is free to let loose, story wise. This sequel, unlike 'Iron Man 3', does much to further the universe created by the previous Marvel films. Though, it does this seamlessly while still working as a standalone effort. Those minor problems I had before are mostly gone. A substantial portion of the film takes place in Asgard and other reams, the action is abundant, and the humor is improved upon. There's still the addition of a couple needless characters and one side-plot, but the overall tone feels more balanced. It's just more enjoyable than it's predecessor, especially in the latter half. I only wish there had been more scenes between Thor and …

MikePA
MikePA
Producer

Rating of
2.5/4

Review: Thor The Dark World

MikePA - wrote on 11/11/2013

While it's certainly not one of the best or most memorable of the bunch, Thor: The Dark World, made by Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor, is an enjoyable and visually remarkable entry in the Marvel movie machine. It has its fun moments and a few truly great ones, but this whole ordeal ends up feeling like just another Marvel film. Now that The Avengers came out and basically raised the bar for the future of Marvel films, anything that's too inferior to that (and too similar, as a matter of fact) just feels a little disappointing. It's not that this is a bad film - it has its awesome moments - it's just it gives us much, much more of the same.

Let's start with what these movies are essentially all about - the effects. They're terrific. Rich in detail and vibrancy, the special …

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