Thor: The Dark World is a must for the everyday Thor fan. This means everyone who loves Thor, the Norse god (as we know him), Thor as played by Chris Hemsworth (Ahem) and Thor because, Marvel. Most of all, you want to see this if you like seeing Loki in all his movie screen glory.
The film is expectedly better than the last in terms of graphics and all that other technical nonsense that makes it look pretty. And Asgard was a little less gold, which made it less fake cheesy looking and made me happier. Odin’s family is just… Odin is still his allfatherly self, nothing amazing but his lady Frigga? Gods! She stole the show for some minutes there. Loki is in some fancy prison and exuding his usual sexy sass and Thor is just being the noble guy he turned into at the end of the first movie. It’s a little boring but he manages to shed it when he’s slamming Mjilnor into an unwitting victim/enemy. And that’s the kind of awesomeness I love him for. That and his arms and amazingly deep voice, and the fact that he saves lives, of course. Can we talk about that strangely placed topless scene? The cinema literally went dead silent when that happened. I think I heard like one nervous giggle and I remember myself sliding lower down my chair and covering one eye with the Popcorn box. Hemsworth’s body is muting. Muting.
Natalie Portman is an amazing actor and one of my favs. Jane Foster, as a character, is meh – I don’t have anything against her, she’s like any other movie superhero love interest, it’s whatevs. But Jane Foster played by Natalie Portman? I have major qualms. Watching scenes with her felt like pity shagging – so uncomfortable, so awkward, so unnecessary.
And I’m not going to pretend like I even remotely liked the new Fandral. The old one was dashing and looked like he was supposed to be fighting with a super pointy edged fencing sword – I mean, he even plays Prince Charming in that story book series. Story Brooke is it? I don’t know. They kept Lady Sif and the other gentlemen warriors though which makes me happy – they have good chemistry as a deadly fighting unit. Loved the Sif and Thor undertones because, I love power couples – by this I mean couples who can murder you and your whole floor in under 5 minutes. I can’t wait for that to actually come to our screens. And Heimdall… how badass was that counter attack on the first Elves ship? Masterpiece. You go, chocolate god man!
I have been a huge fan of Bromance for most of my life and while people fan girl over OTPs, I fan girl over brotherhood and friendship. Thor and Loki’s bond as brothers is just beautiful and true and it runs deep, no matter how much Loki tries to pee in those waters. There were def tears at that point of the movie where Chris has to roar-scream because Loki is dying on him again. I cried. A LOT. I love how Loki loves Frigga. I probably just love Loki (or maybe just Tom Hiddleston – yes, I do).
In the end, I did not like Thor’s decision to go hang out with whiny earth gf – I really wish he’d stayed and taken the thrown on Asgard and went out with Lady Sif and the Warriors Three to quests of beating up random baddies. But he’s noble now and that’s cool, even if I prefer brutes. And wow, they do not call Loki the god of mischief for nothing.