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Thor 2: The Dark World


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ISHAN RAYCHAUDHURI | New Delhi, November 15, 2013 17:20
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Loki should have used a lot more and the 3D effects could have been a bit less. In fact, go watch it in 2D if you can. Add to that the fact that just because it will draw the audience in and generate big numbers in the box office, doesn’t make the old necessarily new.


A sequel to the 2011 Thor and 2012’s The Avengers, which was spectacular, this Thor definitely is the highest budget film of the series. Featuring only Thor this time, unlike the Avengers which had a bunch of Marvel miracles, it is good for those who have been waiting for some Norse inspired action.


Our favourite from down under, Chris Hemsworth is Thor, the crown prince of Asgard and he shows in this film that he is much more than the ripped body and flowing hair.


Director Alan Taylor, who has directed the magnificent Game of Thrones helms this one and it seems that he will bring in his unconformity here, but alas, he conforms to the Marvel rule of "don't fix what's not broken." Damn. Box office is one cruel taskmaster.


The plot tried to draw you in a bit more than the last one. Whereas that one was all thrills, this tries to be thrills and will as some emotional drills.



In the story, eons ago, Bor, the father of Odin, clashes with the Dark Elf Malekith, who seeks to destroy the universe using a weapon known as the Aether. After conquering Malekith's forces, including enhanced warriors called the Kursed, on their home world of Svartalfheim, Bor safeguards the Aether within a stone column. Unbeknownst to him, Malekith, his lieutenant Algrim, and a handful of Dark Elves escape into suspended animation.


In present-day Asgard, Loki stands imprisoned for his war crimes on Earth. Meanwhile, Thor, alongside warriors Fandral, Volstagg and Sif repel marauders on Vanaheim, home of their comrade Hogun; it is the final battle in a war to pacify the Nine Realms following the reconstruction of Bifröst, the "Rainbow Bridge" between realms, which had been destroyed two years earlier. In London, astrophysicist Dr. Jane Foster's intern, Darcy Lewis, now with her own intern, Ian, takes Jane to an abandoned factory where objects have begun to disobey the laws of physics and disappear into thin air. Separating from the group, Jane is teleported to another world, where she is infected by the Aether.


So if you liked what you read so far, then go ahead, this film was made for you and has some lovely bits. Its just that waiting for the good bits is the killjoy. You have been warned.


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