‘Thor’ sequel a fun superhero film

Lots of action, good
performances keep
fans entertained

Jonathan GarciaReporter

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins return to star in the highly anticipated sequel “Thor: The Dark World,” which continues the phase-two storyline of “The Avengers.” Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first film, backs down from the series and Alan Taylor takes over as the director of the sequel.

The first “Thor” film entertained audiences, but many people felt some aspects could be improved in the second, and the sequel is a fun superhero film.

The Dark Elves, led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), try to take possession of a weapon known as the Aether and consume the nine realms in darkness but fail as the Asgardians take it and hide it somewhere no one will ever find it. Many years later the Aether resurfaces and Malekith and the Dark Elves return to finish what they started. Thor (Hemsworth) realizes the threat is too great and seeks help from Loki (Hiddleston), who is held prisoner in Asgard for his events in New York, and they must stop Malekith from consuming the universe into darkness.

Taylor does a great job in directing this film as he gives Asgard and the universes a great look. He also doesn’t overuse tilted angles like Branagh did in the first film. Instead, Taylor’s shots are all straight shots and filmed well.

Hemsworth does a great job as Thor once again and audiences get to see more of Thor in action. And Hiddleston shows he is perfect for the role of Loki as he and Thor have these back-and-forth battles with each other, which is fun to see when Loki is on screen.

Because this is a Marvel Universe film, audiences must not get up right away when the credits roll as there are not one, but two, after-credit scenes that fans will be surprised by and look forward to what is to come in the future for Marvel.

“Thor: The Dark World” is a fun superhero film with good action and great performances from Hemsworth, Hiddleston and the rest of the cast that make this film a worthy sequel.

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