Thor: The Dark World.

24 Apr

‘I gave you my word. I would return.’

And return he has. Crashing into our cinemas this October from a far off world called Marvel (you may have heard of it?) comes the next installment in the Thor series. I am safely assuming and in ardent hope that it will indeed be a series.

Now I am going to express a thought that I have had for a while now, and bear in mind that this is an entirely personal opinion of which I am sure many of you will disagree. This thought of mine is that Thor is the best Marvel film made so far. ‘WHAT?!’, I hear you cry. To be honest, aside from the first X Men film and Avengers Assemble there isn’t really much else in contention for the title, although I admit that that is entirely my own opinion as well. I watched Thor with no expectations; I hadn’t been bombarded with trailers for the film, I had heard little about the main protagonists Hemsworth and Hiddleston and I wasn’t receiving any texts from friends who were awaiting its arrival. It completely snuck under my radar. But within moments the film had me hooked. It was stunning, it was funny, it was humanistic, it was dark (however slightly) and most of all it was an adventure. Hemsworth warmed my heart, Hiddleston shot straight into my ‘find-every-movie-they’ve-ever-done’ category and I applauded director Kenneth Branagh. Naturally I wanted a sequel.

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Following on from the aftermath of Avengers Assemble, Thor: The Dark World sees Thor up against an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) who is threatening to plunge the universe into darkness once again. The trailer looks promising, with Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Ray Stevenson (of Dexter fame) back for the ride, as well as impressive effects, heart-wrenching moments and of course, where would Thor be without his hammer?!

I watched the trailer with bated breath, waiting until after the film’s title had appeared for Loki’s appearance and thankfully, there it was. Hiddleston’s ability to make light come out of so much darkness and become one of the most intriguing villains of the Marvel World is simply astounding. Some may say that three movies with the same villain is preposterous but I am not one of those people.

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October seems so far away but I am willing to wait. As I am willing to wait for many more…or in the words of one God….

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