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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  8 November 2013 (USA)
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When Dr Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful object, Thor must protect it before an army and its ruthless leader try to get their hands on it to take over the remains of Earth.



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Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stop them but their leader Malekith escapes to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster awaits the return of Thor although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth but his father, Odin refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall, who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when some policemen try to arrest her, an unknown energy repulses them. Thor then brings Jane to Asgard to ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marvel Thor: The Dark World  »

Box Office


$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$85,737,841 (USA) (8 November 2013)


$206,360,018 (USA) (11 April 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chris Hemsworth grew out his hair for over a year to have more authentic long hair rather than use a wig. See more »


After the attack on Asgard by the Dark Elves, Odin enters the Throne Room with about half a dozen guards and Sif. After he blasts off a dark elf, he is seen standing alone; then with 1 guard only. The Lady Sif has disappeared. See more »


[first lines]
Odin: [narrating] Long before the birth of light, there was darkness. And from that darkness came the Dark Elves. Millennia ago, most ruthless of their kind, Malekith, sought to transform our universe back into one of eternal night. Such evil was possible through the power of the Aether, an ancient force of infinite destruction.
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Thor 2
9 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Thor: The Dark World" is just another cash grab for Marvel Studios. Its totally unoriginal, boring, bland, predictable, convoluted, and stupid. I don't understand why studios pour millions of dollars into CG effects that look so fake, when practical effects are much cheaper to achieve and cost effective, and actually have conviction and a sense of authenticity to them. Plus it takes forever for a movie to get released when you go for CGI because of the months it takes to polish up the effects work....At least the first couple Spiderman and XMEN movies felt like real films, this and Iron Man 3 were lifeless and robotic. I like the way Tim Robey of The Daily Telegraph put it... (Thor 2) feels entirely made by committee—the definition of house style, without a personal stamp in sight."........Why does the world and the whole universe have to be at stake in every movie nowadays? and the humor in this movie was very weak and lame, that hipster chick was so annoying too.....Its an entertaining enough product for most people I'm sure, Natalie Portman's easy on the eyes, and there are a few decent scenes, but overall its the same crap we've seen a million times before.

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