‘Thor: The Dark World’ review
By Steven Cayer, Senior Columnist
The time has come again for yet another instalment from the Marvel universe, this time with Thor: The Dark World.
The God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) is back to save the entire universe from a new villain named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). He’s the ruler of the Dark Elves, with a passion for vengeance towards Thor and everyone in Asgard for defeating the Dark Elves almost to extinction 5,000 years earlier.
The elves return during an event called the Convergence, where all nine realms are in line at the exact same time, which only happens every five millennia.
Of course, there’s an all-powerful weapon of mass destruction in the form of a supernatural liquid called Aether, which is hidden in a different realm until Jane (Natalie Portman) stumbles through a portal on Earth and she absorbs the Aether. Thor then needs to find a way to save her, defeat Malekith, and ultimately save all nine realms at the same time.
Most Marvel movies now have the same formula: new bad guy, new power, and everybody scrambling to save the world—or, in this case, the universe.
The movie has some bits of comedy sprinkled in throughout the chaos—mostly from Kat Dennings—which were refreshing and funny.
If you have seen every Marvel movie and are invested, you need to see this one. The movie even has a preview for the next Marvel instalment, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There are also a few things after the credits that you don’t want to miss.