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Hey everyone! This is superkim111 with the very late Thor: The Dark World journal. Now if, for whatever reason, you haven't gotten to see the movie yet I suggest leaving the page now. I'm going to be giving my own opinion on the movie and of course you guys are always encouraged to chime in down in the comments section which means there will be spoilers. We wouldn't want to ruin the movie for you. So if you want to remain as unspoiled as Darcy Lewis's snark, this would be the time to switch over to something else.

Alright, so everyone left has seen the movie or doesn't care about spoilers, right? I'm assuming so. Let's begin!

Thor: Now I might just be looking for love in all the wrong places, but it doesn't seem like Thor gets the amount of praise and attention he deserves. He's changed so much since the first Thor movie! I mean he's always been a good guy, but he was kind of...selfish. And impulsive. But now he's thinking about all the lives that would be lost by pitting the Asgardian army against the Dark Elves, and he's coming up with cunning plans! Even Loki approved! Now that might not be such a good thing but still! You can see just how much love the guy has in him. For Asgard, for Midgard, for the other realms, for his family, and for Jane and her friends. He's just a big hulky bunch of love that can beat the crap out of things with a magic hammer.  

Jane: Have I ever told you that I love adorably geeky scientists types? Because I do, which makes Jane Foster a real treat. You can actually see just how much she loves science! Asgardian science? Amazing! Gravity defying science? Incredible! Universal science? Fantastic! This woman is the reason I read up on Einstein-Rosen bridges! Then there's her friendship with Darcy which is wonderful, and how nervous she was about meeting Thor's parents! I mean it is completely justified considering who they are but still! And she was so badass with the Aether inside of her! I kind of wish she got to keep some so she could kick some more ass.  

Thor/Jane: These two are kind of adorable together, you know? Like when Jane excitedly identified what the healers were using to treat her, and Thor gets this 'Look at the cleverness of my fair maiden' sort of look on his face. Plus the fact that he's apparently told his parents about her. Then there's her fangirling over Asgardian technology only for Thor to smile and laugh and tell her she actually accidentally stole some kids' ball. Which of course she sheepishly returns. And wow that kiss at the end! Hummina hummina. I am so glad that he decided to leave Asgard to protect Earth and be with her.

Loki: The things this delightful little punk does to me. I mean, I know he has done horrible things but he's just so complex! One moment he's making you snicker with witty insults, and the next your eyes are getting mysteriously wet because it's obvious that he's such an emotional wreck. He doesn't want to care about Thor, but he does. He doesn't want to care about Frigg, but he does. And then he unknowingly helps facilitate her murder and you can tell how much it destroys him that he did. Then he seemingly betrays Thor to Malekith and you're like 'No, he can help you'! But it turns out to be a trick and then Loki GETS KILLED and you're all 'This can't be, they wouldn't kill him off'! AND THEN AT THE END IT SHOWS HIM ON THE FREAKING THRONE OF ASGARD! HE FREAKING DID IT! LOKI IS KING, I REPEAT, LOKI IS KING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Loki and Thor: I've already touched upon the subject, but let me just re-iterate that these two so totally still love each other. They might not want to, Hel things would be easier if they didn't, but they do. Even as Thor says he will kill Loki if he betrays him he later admits that he desperately wants to be able to trust him. And then to have him seemingly die in his arms, all the while lamenting what he has done?! It's...it's just...it's too much.

Odin and Frigg: You know, Odin is kind of a hypocrite. He helped set the events of the first movie into motion because he didn't approve of a costly war with Jotunnheim, and then what does he do in this film? Dismiss any alternative as to how to solve their problem except for HAVING A COSTLY WAR WITH THE DARK ELVES! And that, 'Your birthright was to die as a child' comment towards Loki? What happened to all those familial feelings from the first film? Yes, I cannot stress enough how Loki screwed up, but to completely turn on him like that? Harsh dude. Way harsh. Frigg is amazing though. Just because her son has royally screwed up and now knows he's adopted, doesn't mean she's turning her back on him. He is her son goddamnit and no one, not Loki nor Odin, can change that. And did you see that magic she did while talking to Loki in his cell. Does anyone else think that's a pretty good sign that she at least helped Loki in his studies if not outright taught him herself? Plus she not only respected Thor's love of Jane, but seemed to approve of her! AND THEN SHE FREAKING DIED TO PROTECT HER! Frigg be praised, you do not mess with this woman's family or she will come at you no matter the cost!

The Dark Elves: I'm going to be honest with you guys, the Dark Elves didn't leave much of an impression on me. I mean their attack on Asgard was horrifically impressive, but they just didn't really stick out as characters. Well, no, I did like the relationship between head honcho Malekith and his second-in-command Algrim/Kurse, but that was really it. Sorry Christopher! I still love you on Doctor Who!

Sif and the Warriors Three: I am so glad the movie didn't have a big love triangle between Sif, Thor, and Jane. I mean a love triangle can be alright if done well and in an appropriate context, but it seems like nowadays they're just shoved into works for suspense or something. Here we see Sif treated like the shield maiden and friend she deserves to be treated as. A friend with not entirely platonic feelings who Odin apparently ships with his son, but Thor is awesome and that's the king's opinion so whatever. Now we don't see much of Hogun in the film as he decides to stay in his home realm towards the start of the film to help rebuild, but we do get some nice moments with Volstagg and Fandral. I'd have to say my favorite Volstagg moment is seeing him celebrating with both his fellow warriors by his side, and his kids on his lap. Fandral, now played by Zachary Levi, was of course his womanizing, snarky self. I can see why the directors wanted Levi to play him in the first place. He strikes just the right balance between dashing rogue and shameless flirt. But my favorite thing about Sif and the Warriors Three was how they all stepped up to the plate to help and protect their buddy Thor. Loki is gonna be in big trouble when they find out what he pulled.  

Darcy, Selvig, Ian, and Richard: Since most of the film took place in other realms, we didn't see as much of Earth and its inhabitants as we did in the first Thor movie. And I gotta say, I feel sorry for poor Erik. He's gone from essentially the voice of reason, to...well...running naked around Stonehenge. Man, mind control will mess you up. I hope Clint is doing alright. Anyway, he was right about the realm alignment and managed to deal with all that equipment, so it's good to see that he isn't totally off his game. It's nice to see that Darcy hasn't really changed, and I think it was kinda sweet that she followed Jane to England. Even if she did interrupt her date. Speaking of dates, let's move on to Ian and Richard. Now I've gotta say, I totally called that Darcy and Ian were going to end up smooshing faces. They had chemistry and he did what she told him to. A great quality in both an intern and a guy in general. I didn't think that Darcy would be the one doing the dipping though. But in hindsight, I totally should have. And Richard seemed like a nice guy. A good sense of humor. Not bad on the eyes. Unfortunately I don't think he'll be getting a rain check on that date.

Scenery: I really liked that we were shown more of Asgard, and all the places that were meant to be desolate or menacing definitely fit the bill. It was also cool to see Thor and Malekith being popped in and out all over London.

Action: What would a Marvel movie be without some kickass fight scenes? Thor kicked ass, Loki kicked ass, Jane kicked ass, Frigg kicked ass, the Dark Elves unfortunately kicked ass. There was just in general a lot of asses that got kicked for better or for worse.

Humor: I felt like this film had more laughs than the first. Maybe I'm just imagining it, or maybe the fact that the head honchos now had an established frame to work in meant that they could afford to throw in more humor. Either way, I approve.  

After Credits Scene: THE INFINITY GAUNTLET?! IS THAT WHAT THANOS IS AFTER? THANOS IS TOTALLY AFTER THAT RIGHT? OR AT LEAST HE WILL GO AFTER IT? CHEEZUS CRUST ON A CRACKER I CAN'T EVEN!

Well that's it for my review. Do you agree with anything I said? Disagree with anything I said? Or just have something you'd like to add? Put it in the comments below! I'd love to hear what you thought about Thor: The Dark World.
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StarLordisAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
I liked Thor 2 but Loki did not unknowingly facilitate Frigga's death. There are only two ways out of the dungeon and her told Kurse to go left and if you remember in the movie he went and took out the palace shield first before he went to Malekith. This had no affect on Frigga's death because the palace shield is not near Frigga's chambers.
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The-Nerd-Extremist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"He's just a big hulky bunch of love that can beat the crap out of things with a magic hammer."
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and Thor gets this 'Look at the cleverness of my fair maiden' sort of look on his face."
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Loki: The things this delightful little punk does to me."
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Then he seemingly betrays Thor to Malekith and you're like 'No, he can help you'! But it turns out to be a trick and then Loki GETS KILLED and you're all 'This can't be, they wouldn't kill him off'! AND THEN AT THE END IT SHOWS HIM ON THE FREAKING THRONE OF ASGARD! HE FREAKING DID IT! LOKI IS KING, I REPEAT, LOKI IS KING! THIS IS NOT A DRILL!"
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You know, Odin is kind of a hypocrite."
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And there actually might have been a slight barely noticeable to the untrained eye love triangle between Lady Sif, Jane and Thor. Thor and Jane are a thing and Sif was giving Jane the "I'm jealous and I'm gonna kill you" kinds of looks and Jane was all like "Bitch you'd better not be hitting on my man"
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huatist Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great review. Here's mine => :)
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Short, sweet, and to the point. :giggle:
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WhatItMeansToBeHuman Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a sequel, like Iron Man, where they did indeed put much more effort in the costumes, scenery and special effects, and that was amazing.

I also appreciated the fact of the humour being very present (Thor taking the tube was pretty funny, and I couldn't stop laughing at the Cap cameo XD)

Thor's character development was very interesting, and I liked seeing more of Loki, but also how it tied down to what Jane was doing on Earth. And we got to see the other realism, which had me squealing internally.

And Frigga's death hit me in the guts like crazy, because Loki would have turned out so much better had she been a single mother.


However...
I have quite a few criticisms, and those kinda made this my second least favorite sequel so far (Iron Man 3 is the first, because there were just so many inconsistencies), and far behind the first movies.
And it really bugs me to say this because I'm a massive fan of the MCU so far.


The main thing that ruined the movie for me was:
why did Thor leave his brother's body on that barren planet?
He could have at least carried it to the cave, or covered it! Or shed a tear! 
Loki just saved Jane's life for God's sake, and he's known him for centuries!

I really didn't appreciate the cellphone joke just after that because it kinda ruined the tragic moment (even if the scene WAS funny, and Loki wasn't actually dead)

Also I really like Jane as a character, but her huge romance with Thor is a bit unbelievable since they've known each other for 2 days in total.
Seriously, "Thor" takes only a long week-end. And then the guy is gone for two years. You'd think she'd have moved on by then.


Another problem I had was with Odin.
Where is he?
Guess we missed his awesome fight with Loki over the throne?
(I adored the ending, don't get me wrong, but that kinda bugs me)


The video on Youtube "Everything Wrong with Thor 2" pretty much sums up my feelings on the movie, though I would still re-watch it happily :)


I can't wait for the next movies though, and I haven't lost confidence in Marvel at all, especially after the Winter Soldier (which still makes me giddy, especially the mid-credit sequence EEEP)
and the presence of the Collector in Guardians of the Galaxy!
And the Infinity Gauntlet! And Thanos!

Yup, much to expect :D
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Definitely! I hope you comment on our upcoming Captain America: the Winter Soldier review! I'd love to hear your opinions on it!
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WhatItMeansToBeHuman Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will definitely do that :D
I can't wait to go see it again ^^
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
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MirroredSilhouettes Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I could probably ramble all day about what I liked and didn't like about this film, but for the sake of brevity, I'll just touch on a few points (ha, I say that NOW, and let's see how long this ends up...)

Loki: Sorry, always have to start with Loki. He really stole the film, not necessarily in a bad way. There were so many sides to him in this that we haven't seen before, and of course, Tom Hiddleston was incredible in the variety of emotion he displayed for the character. There was a release to Loki, in his mannerisms, that wasn't there in the first film (when he was hiding behind a facade for so long), or in the Avengers (when he was preeeeetty messed up). 

Thor: I totally agree with you--he has grown so, so much, and he needs more appreciation for it. He's no longer thinking only as a warrior, or only about himself. He can't afford to, and he recognises that, especially in the scene where he goes to Loki to ask for his help. There's a coldness there we haven't seen in Thor before, a sort of resignation, and I loved it. 

Jane: Jane fell pretty flat for me in this, and I'm still upset about it. She had so much potential, and then she was unconscious for a good portion of the film. I would have liked to see a lot more of her discovering Asgard.

Malekith: Again, he fell flat. Exactly WHY did he want the universe in darkness again? Just for funsies? His story wasn't very clear, and his personality not well developed--but I think that goes along with the plot at large, which was fun, but had some major explanations that needed to be made, and weren't. 

Odin: Unlike a lot of people, I don't hate Odin. I just miss the Odin of the first film. I don't know where the writing went wrong, but it felt so out of character. 

Asgard: The SCENERY. It was fantastic to see how huge Asgard really is. I only wish we'd gotten more glimpses of the city, and how the typical Asgardian lives, rather than the royalty. Asgardian underworld, anyone? 

Svartalfheim: For a movie called Thor: The Dark World, the dark elf Realm wasn't very... dark. It was a graveyard, basically, and it took all of fifteen minutes for Thor, Loki, and Jane to get where they needed to go. I was hoping for more of a journey, I guess, something that required Thor and Loki to work together a bit more. 

... and I'm going to stop there before this gets ridiculous. Overall, I really did like the movie. And the costumes will always make me drool. :P 
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
I'm always up for some good costume porn. So what do you think is next for Loki in the MCU?
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MirroredSilhouettes Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not really sure, but I'm very interested to see how long he can keep up his masquerade. Personally, I think it would be quite interesting if he kept it up for quite some time, and, as Odin, actually proved himself quite an adept ruler, sans the crazy. And when he's discovered, he could look Thor square in the face and say, "Yes, I lied. Again. But look what I can do for Asgard." Not sure if that's going to happen, but I like the thought, because Thor was right when he said Loki understands ruling more than he ever will. 
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
I think Odin was right when he said they were both born to rule. They just have two different ways of going about it. But yeah, Loki can't keep up the charade for ever. 
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ads998 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Of the three MCU Phase 2 films that have been released thus far, this is the weakest. The humour was a bit off and (I'm looking at you Selving streaking scene!), much like the scenes with the humans who weren't Jane, distracting from the plot most of the time, I didn't like how they developed Frigga just to kill her off at the point we started to gel with her, and I thought Malekith was a bit too generic and stoic to be played by someone as versatile as Christopher. However, The Dark World still hits bullseyes in other areas for me; the Asgard scenes were awesome, the action was a lot better than in the first film, Tom Hiddleston is still casting perfection as Loki and the same for Chris Hemsworth as Thor.

 In short: For me, it didn't totally satisfy me but I can still enjoy the majority of it anyway.
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
What would you say your favorite scene or even line was from the film? 
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ads998 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Mine was the scene where Thor, Jane and Loki, with the aid of Sif and the Warriors Three, hijack the Dark Elf ship and the hover-sled to escape Asgard.
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
That was awesome! Some great action with sprinkles of humor thrown in. 
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ads998 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
And Thor knocking Loki off the ship in the midst of the dogfight. I know it was planned as part of the escape, but I still like to think that Thor's did it to get back at Loki for stealing his spotlight in his movies!
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
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AeroHybrid Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thor 2 was great for me - 8.5/10 for me ;)
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Glad to hear it! :D
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AeroHybrid Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Peace :)Peace 
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
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Fictasy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   General Artist
Good review, Dear. :)

PS: I loved the ass kicking, as well. XD
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thank you kindly! 
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Fictasy Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   General Artist
Hawkeye Welcome PLZ
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
:D
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