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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There was darkness.

Genres:

Action | Adventure

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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Details

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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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

(At around fourteen minutes) A fair amount of improvisation was allowed on-set. Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis) calling Stellan Skarsgård (Dr. Erik Selvig) "banana balls", was made up on the spot. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) When Jane is pulled into the darkness and first sees and approaches the Aether, she is carrying her device in her right hand. When she bends down to look at it, the device is in her left hand. See more »

Quotes

[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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Brother Luke is credited as one of the 2 personal trainers of Mr Hemsworth. See more »

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Marvel has out done themselves again. Great Film!
30 October 2013 | by icannothitSee all my reviews

Infinitely better than the first (which I liked) because of better action, humor and emotion. All those people who were worried about Thor being underpowered are going to be pleased. The effects are wonderful and it is indeed a very funny and a very moving movie in places. I'm happy to report that neither factor is overused or gets in the way of the feel or story. It's the right amount of humor and right amount of angst. Cinematography is great and the score is amazing. Whoever scored this film should do so for the rest of the Marvel movies in my opinion.

I knew they would nail the pathos but was pleasantly surprised by the creative fight sequences. They are phenomenal. Not overly long but when they rage, THEY RAGE. Also, Kurse can rival the Hulk in terms of scary power. He was better utilized than the Destroyer was in the first film. Loki is the scene stealer that was all hoped to see! Jane and Sif add more than eye candy but you would expect no less from Marvel. Hemsworth has cemented his legend as Thor with this effort. My only real disappointed is a minor one. They didn't really show the nine realms in any real detail. It seemed a cop out that hey're just open landscapes. Yet, maybe they didn't want to commit to anything for future movies.

Overall, this is a wonderful movie and maybe Marvel's best solo film.


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