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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

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Alan Taylor

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Cast

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 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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marvel Thor: The Dark World See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,737,841, 10 November 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$206,362,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$644,783,140
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje described Kurse as "an amalgamation of a bull and a lava-like creature". For his role as Kurse, he underwent a daily three hours of make-up, and forty-pound prosthetics: "I'm sure there will be a certain amount of CGI, but a good eighty percent was me in that suit." 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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Good, decent solid MCU superhero sequel that is much better than the original ©
25 September 2018 | by rambofan4lifeSee all my reviews

In my honest opinion the sequel "Thor: The Dark World" was much better and the strongest sequel in my opinion, it is a good sequel too "Thor". It was much better than the original for the sci-fi dark fantasy, CGI special effects, better action sequences than in the first one and it is a true sequel to the first film. I like this movie more than Iron Man 2, because it as a good decent solid bad-ass, kick-ass superhero flick. Thor saving the world. I love, love this movie more than the sequel, in my honest opinion this movie get's unfairly criticized by critics and get's the hate that doesn't deserve.

This time the director Kenneth Branagh was replaced by Alan Taylor who did a good, solid job directing the sequel to Thor that does deserve. I have enjoy it more than the first one. I can get in to the story what was it about. (At least it wasn't boring like Justice League (2017) that movie was boring as hell and not logical Thor: The Dark World is.). I love that the romance between Thor and Jane continues. Thor teams up with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith, who intends to plunge the universe into darkness. When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.

What I like about this movie beside the action sequences: Thor protects Jane in Asgard, Jane sees Thor's home and meets his parents. I love the London sequences in Greenwich, the center of the Convergence on the end of the film: Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) plans to unleash the Aether to destroy the universe,

Malekith plans to unleash the Aether to destroy the universe, and that he will do this in Greenwich, the center of the Convergence. Thor battles Malekith, but a portal separates them, leaving Malekith unopposed. Thor comes back in time to help Erik, Jane, Darcy and Ian use their scientific equipment to stop Malekith before he destroy our universe. I love the battle between Thor and Malekith and Erik (Stellan Skarsgård) in which he helps to transport the ship in which it try to fall on Jane and Thor. I love in which Thor and Jane are trapped in a dark dimension Svartalfheim in which they find a portal and they try to stop Malekith from destroying our world.

I love that the cast from the first film returned and reunited with Chris Hemsworth as Thor: Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård and Kat Dennings I enjoy those cast so much. Darcy (Kat Dennings) was a good girl. Natalie Portman is a hot bad-ass babe as Jane Foster. I love the CGI, special effects, action Thor fighting's Malekith army with his ships. I love the music score from Brian Tyler who replaces Patrick Doyle from the first film. Jaimie Alexander is a bad-ass babe as Sif, she is so gorgeous and sexy I love her. We see Jaimie the last time in this movie as Sif. Christopher Eccleston was a good villain as Malekith I liked him. Before I forgot Chris Evens did had a briefly cameo role as Captain America in which Loki imitated him.

Enjoyable fun decent, solid good superhero and not bad movie Thor: The Dark World is my favorite MCU film. In 2013 they were still good decent MCU movies today they aren't anymore. 8/10 better than the original MILES way better than Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Guardian of the Galaxy 1 and Vol 2, Doctor Strange, The Incredible Hulk (2008) I don't like those movies.


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