Thor: The Dark World

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  112 min.
Release Date: November 8, 2013
DVD: February 25, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.14
based on 322 votes and 78 reviews
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Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins


Years earlier, Dark Elves battled the noble forces of Asgard in an attempt to detonate the Aether, an ancient force of infinite destruction. The surviving Dark Elves, led by the villaneous Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), were sentenced to centuries-long slumber.

Astrophysicist Jane Foster's (Natalie Portman) body unwittingly becomes the Aether’s host, making her the target of the newly revived Malekith.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), who is due to succeed his father (Anthony Hopkins) as king of the realm, spirits Jane away to Asgard, where the coronation is put on hold. The Dark Elves' plot to activate the Aether could have devastating consequences for all Nine Realms, including Earth.

Thor turns to his treacherous, power-hungry brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), currently in an underground prison, when it becomes clear the two have to join forces in order to stop Malekith.

Director: Alan Taylor
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Kevin Feige
Screenplay: Christopher L. Yost, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
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  • 3 stars "Fun and enjoyable"
  • 5 stars "Loved it! Got to watch the first to see how the story began!"
  • 2 stars "Missing most of the charm that was in abundance in the first film. How can a movie with all that action be so boring"