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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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In the Marvel Comics and actual Norse mythology, the Einherjar are the souls of the glorious dead feasting in Valhalla. In this movie, they are Asgard's city guards. See more »

Goofs

(at around 46 mins) 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 »

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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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Part of the closing credits are a sequence of illustrated scenes from the film. See more »

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Theme from Caged Heat 1985
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All style, no substance
10 November 2013 | by ff9000See all my reviews

The acting was solid. The production value was superb. Everything else was really poor.

The back story and character motivations are laughably sparse. Most of the characters are completely one-dimensional, with the possible exception of Loki. The plot is the most boring and typical of all action plots - some "bad dudes who happen to be really ugly" decide to "destroy the world for no reason other than being evil" and "only our hero can save us all", etc. Moreover, it was lazy writing - whenever an absolute miracle needed to happen, it conveniently did, every time.

Of course this is a mindless blockbuster Marvel movie so we shouldn't expect much. But the thing is that these kinds of films CAN be made with a reasonable plot, pacing, and character development. The writers were obviously just going through the motions to cash in on the surefire moneymaker sequel, and from a business perspective it is hard to fault them. But it says a lot about the sad state of Hollywood in 2013 that this film currently has a 7.7 on IMDb.


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Country:

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Language:

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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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