Thor: The Dark World, is an improper title for this film. The film should be called Loki. A much cleaner name in my opinion and a name true to the real star of this film, Tom Hiddleston (Midnight in Paris). Thor (Chris Hemsworth, Rush) and his love for Jane Foster (Natalie Portman, Black Swan) is sweet and all, but Loki’s clever deception makes him the key player in the wake of his attach on New York City.
Its been two years since Jane has seen Thor. Coincidentally her world and Asgard were close than ever due to the convergence of all the different cosmos of existence. To save the realms from an ancient race of dark elves, Thor and Jane must disobey Oden (Anthony Hopkins) and team up with Loki in hopes of saving the lives of everyone in the universe. To make things even more personal, Jane has been possessed by some sort of dark energy that may lead to her death.
A lot of things feel forced in this Avengers outing. After so many movies, the filmmakers didn’t even seem to know where to begin. Consequently, it may be in your best interest to show up late and hopefully miss the opening ten to fifteen minutes. Even when it gets started, some characters still don’t have a place (Kat Dennings and her intern are just dead weight). Without Loki its a below average superhero movie, but we haven’t seen the last of him yet.
By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief