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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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When the Dark Elves attempt to plunge the universe into darkness, Thor must embark on a perilous and personal journey that will reunite him with doctor Jane Foster.

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Alan Taylor

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Christopher L. Yost (screenplay by), Christopher Markus (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Natalie Portman ... Jane Foster
Tom Hiddleston ... Loki
Anthony Hopkins ... Odin
Christopher Eccleston ... Malekith
Jaimie Alexander ... Sif
Zachary Levi ... Fandral
Ray Stevenson ... Volstagg
Tadanobu Asano ... Hogun
Idris Elba ... Heimdall
Rene Russo ... Frigga
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Algrim / Kurse
Kat Dennings ... Darcy Lewis
Stellan Skarsgård ... Erik Selvig
Alice Krige ... Eir

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Storyline

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 stopped them, but their leader Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) escaped 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 (Natalie Portman) awaits the return of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), 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 (Sir Anthony Hopkins), refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall (Idris Elba), who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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There was darkness.


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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Trivia

Speaking of the aether, Odin says, "Their leader, Maleketh, made a weapon out of that darkness, it was called 'the aether'." Maleketh later says, "Your universe was never meant to be." The dark elves' universe predates (but was replaced by) the Marvel Cinematic Universe and these statements imply that Maleketh (possibly with other dark elves) created the aether and may have created all the Infinity Stones - perhaps they saw the MCU replacing their universe and tried, like Thanos, to destroy it. No one else in the MCU ever mentions this, which is no surprise. No one outside Asgard ever had contact with the dark elves and none would have any reason to know the true origin of the Infinity Stones. See more »

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(at around 48 mins) Algrim's hold on Frigga when Malekith is confronting her changes between shots from a grip on her shoulder to a strangle hold. See more »

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[first lines]
Odin: [narrating] Long before the birth of light, there was darkness... and from that darkness came the Dark Elves. Millennia ago, the 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. The noble armies of Asgard, led by my father King Bor, waged a mighty war against these creatures. As the Nine Worlds converged above him, Malekith could at...
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the credits where Sif and Volstagg take the Aether to the Collector, because with the Tesseract already on Asgard, it would be unwise to keep two Infinity Stones close together. After Sif and Volstagg leave, the Collector says, "One down...five to go." See more »


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Golden Song
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Good movie
17 May 2018 | by djfrost-46786See all my reviews

It's a good movie. Like that Natalie Portman was still in it. Too bad she wasn't in Thor Ragnarok. The bad was they tried to go funny at parts. It wasn't very funny.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,737,841, 10 November 2013

Gross USA:

$206,362,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$644,783,140
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