Thor is not only one of Marvel’s greatest heroes, but also one of its most attractive. In fact, it was predicted that the Asgardian Prince would battle for the top position in this weekend’s box office, against “Best Man Holiday”. Of course, it’s not surprising considering that the first film raked in a whopping $449.3 million dollars. Already, having just opened November 8th, the movie has made almost $90 million dollars, acquiring $31.63 million in its first couple days.
The story line is quite complex, though intriguing and portrayed in a way that is easy to follow. At the very beginning, you are introduced to a new race, and new character. Malekith, the main villain in the newest Thor movie, is one of a few new species introduced with a complicated past and complex emotional characterization. Even with new antagonists to add a little edge to the film, the writers couldn’t eliminate a well known and important character. By this, of course, I mean the God of Mischief himself, Loki.
In my own, personal opinion, I thought his sarcasm was refreshing and gave the otherwise serious movie a slightly comical outlook, although his humor can be considered dark. Without the adopted Prince of Asgard, the movie wouldn’t have been as enjoyable. Tom Hiddleston did a phenomenal job playing the well-composed, yet quite unstable god. Even Thor had some great verbal humor. One of the most alluring aspects of Thor’s character was how much he developed, throughout the sequel. Chris Hemsworth is no doubt a remarkable actor, though in this movie, I saw glimpses of him instead of Thor the whole movie.
One of the greatest character developments was Dr. Erik Selvig, played by Stellan Skarsgård. His character was one of the greatest comic reliefs in the film, competing with Darcy Lewis, portrayed by Kat Dennings.
The special effects in this movie, brought the story to a whole new level. The make up and costumes in this film were two specific details that I noticed had great improvement from the first. I could also tell that the writers were trying to sneak in a slight love triangle but I felt that it became lost in all of the action and complex plots.
All in all, I would give this movie an 8.5/10. The special effects, costumes, make-up, writing, and acting were unparalleled; but I cannot ignore the fact that the plot might have been too complex for everyone to understand. I believe that the writers might have tried to fit too much into one movie instead of maybe holding back a little for a third film, which they hinted at, leaving it open-ended.
I would definitely recommend seeing this movie. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to see what Marvel has in store for these specific heroes.
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