Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thor 2: The Dark World Review

Overall, I would have to say the movie lived up to my expectations from the trailer. There weren't any unforeseen plot twists or bad guys, everything was just as we saw in the trailer.

I've been looking forward to seeing Jane Foster again for a while. Now to be honest, I saw The Avengers before Thor and that was only last year. So, it wasn't that long and I knew she wasn't in The Avengers. Now, the only question is will she be in Thor 3?

They seem to be making it very clear in stage 2 of Marvel's Cinematic Universe that these events take place after The Avengers. In stage one, they didn't make the order very clear except that Captain America took place in World War II. They're still not making the order of Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 very clear, but it's clear they take place after The Avengers (due to clear references to the events in New York).

I was quite surprised by Loki and Thor's plan to get the aether out of Jane. I genuinely thought Loki had betrayed them and was in it for himself. But, it turns out that was the plan to whole time. It's a shame it didn't work, as even Mjölnir wasn't powerful enough to destroy the aether.

I found the post credits sequence (not that one, the other one) a little disturbing. So apparently the Tesseract has sister stones? And apparently there's six of them? Who is this Collector working for? Is it the guy we saw at the end of The Avengers? Apparently he's in Guardians of the Galaxy, so maybe this is a lead-in to that movie. Also, what happens if you gather together all six stones?

I'm still having difficulty translating the concept of "realms" into conventional astrophysics. What are they, planets, solar systems, galaxies, universes? Whatever they are, there has to be more than nine of them. It's possible that the Bifrost has a limited range, and that there are only nine star systems within that range.

1 comment:

  1. Not the best stand-alone Marvel movie yet, but still a fun one that reminds us why Thor matters so much in the first place. Great review Ben.


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