Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel's "Thor" and "Marvel's The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith (who, by the way, all my friends say is the weakest Avenger villain yet, but I may disagree with that...seems more like he was underutilized in the storyline.) returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.
To beat this nemesis, Thor begrudgingly teams up with his brother Loki (the evil one, but necessary) to beat Malekith. What can I say, it's an Avenger, if you like Marvel superheroes you're gonna love it.
This time around they tried to balance humor with action. I will say this is the first movie in a long time that adhered to my perfect length code which is: 1:52. One hour and fifty two minutes not too short and not too long. It ends right on schedule and leaves you well entertained. The acting between Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as the half brothers is even better than the first. I might have liked to see a little less humor, because it defeats the Dark World element in the story. But it really doesn't matter, Marvel's Avengers are on a roll.
Now remember, the Marvel 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV show on ABC is going to pick up where this storyline leaves off, a sequel of sorts, on November 19. (cool, crossing between the big screen and the small screen.)
Marc Coppola for Shelli Sonstein