• Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World

Release Date: November 8th, 2013

DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

In ancient times, the gods of Asgard fought and won a war against an evil race known as the Dark Elves. The survivors were neutralized, and their ultimate weapon -- the Aether -- was buried in a secret location. Hundreds of years later, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) finds the Aether and becomes its host, forcing Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to bring her to Asgard before Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) captures her and uses the weapon to destroy the Nine Realms -- including Earth.

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings

Director: Alan Taylor

Genres: Action , Adventure , Fantasy

Production Co: Marvel Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Rivalry, London, Dark, Rescue, Gripping, 2010s, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 50
    Leslie FelperinThe 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

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

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