Thor: The Dark World is much like the first Thor movie: it is spectacular and amazing. The visual effects are well-polished, the acting is passable, the dialogues are funny and smart, the action sequences are good. However, being too much alike to the first movie and the rest of the superhero movies is where the problem is. Nothing seems new.
I fear the time when the audiences will grow weary of these superhero movies. The Avengers was more than amazing and spectacular; it was great. The first Thor and Captain America movies are really good. They are far different from each other in terms of tone and theme. Spider-Man movies define the funny, sweet, romantic superhero movie. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy broke ground with its dark theme and hyperrealism. Thor 2 might just be the start of superhero movie repeating itself.
I may not be a fan of the movie but I won’t deprive of telling you, dear readers, its good merits. The amazing visualization of various planetary bodies in the movie would make one wonder about the universe. It’s got great special effects, too, which is really a must for these kinds of movies. The main actors (Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston) and even the rest of the cast seem like enjoying themselves while playing their characters. They’ve got good chemistry and this really shows in their scenes. The script is full of witty dialogues yet it’s a bit contrived (much like any other superhero movie actually). Its funny lines make the movie a bit fun to watch.
However, nothing really excited me that much. I hate to say that I got bored while watching but I didn’t get that great feeling that I feel every time I watch a superhero movie. I didn’t have that high of an expectation in this movie but alas, I still got disappointed. The villains in the story made me curious but that’s about it. After searching for their back stories in Marvel Encyclopedia, I already stopped wondering about them.
By the way, I hope Captain America 2 (the next Marvel superhero movie) will deliver what Thor 2 failed to give.
Thor: The Dark World’s movie rating by the pondering movie fan: 3 out of 5