I didn’t think it would be possible, but this makes less sense than the first one!

Featuring
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
Anthony Hopkins as Odin
Tom Hiddleston as Loki
Stellan Skarsgard as Erik Selvig
Idris Elba as Heimdall
and Kat Dennings as Darcy

Wow. I mean, you’ve got it hand it to whoever wrote the script for this crazy journey in logical inconsistency. I mean, after all the stupid crap that Loki pulled in Thor and in The Avengers, they still haven’t killed him yet. This makes me wonder whether the Asgardians are wise, or just need him as plot device to make their lives more interesting.

Thor and his tricksy adopted brother returns, in this movie where some dark elves from Dungeons and Dragons mix it up with some of Asgard’s finest. I have no idea whether this is a storyline adapted from the comics, but it already sounds ridiculous. Did I mention these elves have laser guns and not Legolas-like bows?

It’s apparently been two years since Thor left to save Asgard and destroyed the Bifrost people cannon. In that time, he’s been running around putting down rebellions in the Nine Realms with his trusty companions. Meanwhile, Jane Foster, who has been infatuated with Thor’s abs for this whole time, has been searching for a way to get Thor back.

In the midst of all this, she stumbles upon a confluence of the Nine Realms and gets sucked into a hole in space/time/gravity/something, which also holds a superweapon that can only be utilised by the nearly extinct Dark Elves. Of course there’s a superweapon. What else could possibly go wrong?

Thor The Dark World is your typical action blockbuster movie, but without much of what makes a good movie, which is a compelling, logical story and character development. On the other hand, it’s not lacking for comic relief, but the stupidity of the story really drags it down. Instantly teleporting from one planet to another randomly may sound funny for the first couple of minutes, but once you bend the rules too much, it all just turns to mushy jelly. Nobody likes mush jelly.

I suppose this is a “fun” movie, in its delivery, its not-too-serious tone and the way the characters interact. At least Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman have more on screen chemistry than Hayden Christensen, whose performance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy made watching the blossoming romance between Padme and Anakin a kind of torture only reserved for Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Please, put the money you spend on making Thor movies into The Avengers series. \

Rating

Another droolingly stupid movie full of abs and hammer time.

Watch this if you…

Can make sense of this movie on drugs.

Don’t watch this if you…

Like holding on to some sense of sanity.

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