“Thor: The Dark World” – Where a Thunder God is funnier than a Billionaire in a “Suit”

When you’re part of the Marvel stable of films, I wonder how much anxiety there is with the release of a film that falls under its label.
Each film by itself has proven successful, and with a unified universe, it has an element to it, which will draw audience members in for a healthy box office performance.

I’m not saying a film, which falls under Marvel, has the right to be terrible, but if you’re a character who was in the “Avengers” film, couldn’t you almost have a bit of fun with it?

Because that’s what appears to happen in “Thor: The Dark World”.

“Thor: The Dark World” picks up around 2 years after the events of “Thor”, and following continuity from the aforementioned “Avengers” film and “Iron Man 3”, it looks to be around a year after these films.
With references popping up every scene to their movie universe, Marvel continues to weave their stories well, which only makes the film even more enjoyable to watch.
You wouldn’t think the tale of a fabled Norse God and his love for a mortal, with war being waged on a universal level would be funny, but this film is, and it’s all the better for it.
You’ll find yourself laughing in moments of tension, with the production team almost making sure the audience doesn’t experience too much duress or sorrow as events unfold.

Alan Taylor picks up directing duties from Kenneth Branagh; Taylor being famous for directing on the television series “Game Of Thrones”.
And this shows.
Bringing a grittier feel to the world of Thor, it really showcases the Viking mythology that is always slightly referred to, which reminds the audience we are not really dealing with Gods, but with a race far more advanced than ourselves.

The majority of the cast from the first film returns, with the only change coming from supporting character “Fandral”, with Zachary Levi replacing Joshua Dallas due to the latter’s commitment to the television series “Once Upon A Time”.

FUN FACT! Zachary Levi was almost signed for the first “Thor” as Fandral, but couldn’t take part due to his commitment to the television series “Chuck”, which left these duties to Joshua Dallas. Talk about full circle!

“Thor: The Dark World” helps continue the strong start to Phase 2 of Marvel’s movie universe plans, which leads to the release of the “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” in 2015.

You should make like lightning and head to the cinema to watch a great popcorn flick, which, including the “Stinger” endings, clocks in at under 2 hours.

It’s really a great, fun film in one easy to carry Mjölnir.

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