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Audiences will marvel at ‘Thor’

“Thor: The Dark World” is everything Marvel fans have been waiting for and more.

The latest installment in the Marvel franchise, which sits at the top of the box office, will more than likely to be able to hold over fans until the release of the new Captain America movie next year.

The storyline of “Thor: The Dark World” has some continuation from the first “Thor” movie as well as some carry-over from “The Avengers,” but it also tells a completely different story at the same time.

The movie begins by telling the story of the dark elves and this power source called the “aether.” It tells of the war between Asgard and the dark elves in the time of Odin’s father.

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Unbeknownst to Odin’s father, some of the dark elves escaped the war and hid away for thousands of years. The aether was too powerful to destroy, so Odin’s father had it buried deep where no one would ever find it.

The story line fast-forwards thousands of years to the time of Odin’s rule and picks up where “Thor” and “The Avengers” left off.

Fans generally have much higher expectations for movie sequels, especially those that are as popular as the Marvel movies.

Merging old story lines with new ones can often be difficult and if done in a sloppy manner, it can kill a movie’s success and bore its viewers.

Despite these challenges, the movie still makes sense with all of the spillover plotline and the new conflicts.

Everything does make much more sense if the viewer has seen “Thor” and “The Avengers.”

Given the nature of “Thor: The Dark World,” several action-packed, fight sequences also fill the movie.

In some cases, a movie with too many battle sequences can drastically take away from the storyline.

“Thor: The Dark World” manages to overcome these obstacles by having intense battle scenes with the storyline incorporated into the scenes.

The movie is filled with plot twists, emotional moments and even some romantic scenes shared between Thor and Jane Foster.

“The Dark World” has several returning actors and also some new ones.

Chris Hemsworth stars as Thor, and while he doesn’t need to act like as much of a hothead as he did in “Thor,” Hemsworth still gets the character across well.

Thor has shown a lot of character development since the first movie.

Although some fans may miss Thor’s display of an apparent lack of understanding when it comes to human customs, Thor still has some good one-liners.

One of the most memorable actors of this film is definitely Tom Hiddleston as Loki.

After trying to take over Earth as its “benevolent king” and failing – twice – he has been sentenced to life in Asgardian Prison by his adopted father, King Odin – played by Anthony Hopkins.

Throughout the movie, Loki exhibits obvious frustration with Odin and Thor, but shows some compassion when it comes to his mother, Frigga.

Many times throughout this movie, Loki has to fluctuate between these two emotions – sometimes in an instant – and Hiddleston manages to do this flawlessly.

An audience favorite, Darcy – played by Kat Dennings – adds some laughter to some of the more serious situations  with a witty one-liner.

Other memorable performances are Christopher Eccleston as dark elf Malekith, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Jaimie Alexander as Sif and Natalie Portman as Jane Foster.

Also a guest appearance by one of the Avengers for a few seconds will definitely make fans happy.

One of the greatest things about this movie is the graphic elements.

So many fictional places, creatures and magical spells needed to be created throughout the movie.

It seems as though aside from the scenes on Earth, most of the movie was shot on a green screen.

“Thor: The Dark World” definitely deserves its spot at No. 1 at the box office.

It’s a movie that most people will think is worth their money and may want to pay to see more than once before its DVD release.

 

 

KHADIJA DJELLOULI

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