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Based on 44 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 33 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This Thor sequel is way funnier than any movie subtitled The Dark World has a right to be (thanks, Hiddleston). And the blowout climax pitting Thor against Malekith and the elves is excitingly staged. It's just that waiting for the good stuff can be a real mood-killer. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Bigger is not always better. Thor: The Dark World pumps up the action and special effects and loses some of the human element that made the original "Thor" something charming and unexpected. True, this sequel gets better as it goes along, but that's a very steep climb just to arrive at not bad. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Leaden, non-involving and filled with mind-numbing computer-generated effects. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The larger problem, transcending all realms, is that this action-adventure sequel from Marvel soon turns so dumb and 3-D-murky that it hurts. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    One of the problems with The Dark World is that its monsters and angry armies and visual effects are interchangeable with Peter Jackson's Tolkien pics, with Clash of the Titans, with The Avengers, with Man of Steel, and on and on. These superhero movies. These Middle Earth movies. These mythic god movies. It's getting hard to tell them apart. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Thor: The Dark World may not be thunder from the movie gods, but it is — shock! — an entertaining journey into mystery, action and fun. show more

  • 50
    Leslie Felperin The Hollywood Reporter

    Although director Alan Taylor manages to get things going properly for the final battle in London, the long stretches before that on Asgard and the other branches of Yggdrasil are a drag. show more

  • 52

    If only all of Thor: The Dark World could capture the magic of its last act, the film wouldn’t feel like such a chink in Marvel’s otherwise solid armor. show more

  • 70
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    The lack of chemistry between Hemsworth and Portman, plain enough in the first Thor movie, is still a problem here, but at least they've largely ditched the starry-eyed schoolgirl routine. show more

  • 75
    R. Kurt Osenlund Slant Magazine

    Superhero movies aren't going anywhere, nor is their standard, on-to-the-next-fight structure, so it's heartening to see a gem that grandly and amusingly fills in the blanks. show more

  • May 02, 2014 jacquejo
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    better than the last Thor

  • March 03, 2014 Kimberly
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    I enjoyed it, and was glad about Loki at the end! He keeps it interesting! Looking forward to part 3!

  • February 23, 2014 bbilldaddy
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  • December 29, 2013 fi00000000159010
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    I enjoyed it and loved how Thor and Loki team up at one point in the movie. The movie\'s ending was just mind blowing.

  • December 21, 2013 uf00000000175284
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    Great flick. I saw this last week with my son. Thor: The Dark World was much better than the first movie. Tom Hiddleston does a spectacular job as Loki and it would be a serious determent if he is not in future movies as Loki. Chris Hemsworth makes a fine Thor and Natalie Portman nails her role!

  • December 10, 2013 floridagunlawyer
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    Thor: The Dark World. -- Great movie with lots of action, good screenplay, special effects, and acting. Ten times better than the last Thor -- which I found somewhat boring and stupid.

  • December 06, 2013 arabianchris
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    awesome movie .. it has an ending that I never expected

  • November 29, 2013 fatlesbians
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    I could only give this movie 3 stars because Natalie Portman is just too thin. Women today want to be slender and sexy. WHY!? They need to put on some weight and not be afraid to look like real women! Shame on you, Natalie, for causing young girls to be anorexic!

  • November 27, 2013 Dean
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    Ignore the empty and contrived 5 and 4 star reviews planted on Moviefone. Lame and insulting in that Natalie Portman looked anorexic and at one point appeared to be in excruciating pain trying to walk in the tight jeans they had her wearing for this movie.

  • November 26, 2013 Michelle Jonston
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    Such a great movie, I seen it twice. FYI, I was able to watch Thor for free at


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