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Thor: The Dark World Review

Movies.com Critics

3.0

Dave White Profile

Comfort fights. Read full review

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  • 3.0
    54

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

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

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Leslie Felperin

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    At times Thor: The Dark World does fire on all cylinders, with fine work from the returning cast, a handful of hilarious sight gags and some cool action sequences. But it’s also more than a little bit silly and quite ponderous and overly reliant on special effects that are more confusing than exhilarating.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    This robust, impersonal visual-effects showpiece proves buoyant and unpretentious enough to offset its stew of otherwise derivative fantasy/action elements.

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Fan Reviews provided by

5

The Dark World makes the grade. by wizdmzchyld
We had a blast at this movie. It was funny and entertained us the whole way through. I avoid going to the theater for reasons of comfort but this was definitely worth the money AND the time spent out of reach of my own refrigerator and the pause button on the remote. I've pre-ordered a copy to see it again at home. Kudos to the makers of this film for making it purely entertaining for anyone who wants to suspend reality and fly around the universe for an afternoon. WELL DONE!!!

5

Loki's best so far! by robrhoten
For all Loki fans, Tom Hiddleston did his best performance yet! Great plot, fun scenes. Only thing I am not a fan of is the forced romance of Thor and Jane Foster, but unfortunately it looks like Natalie Portman's character isn't going anywhere.

2

Decent, but... by turner132
I thought this might be better than the original, since now the writers would have had time to reflect and take in the criticisms of the first. However, it appears that they did none of that. There are too many characters that bring absolutely nothing to the story (Darcy? Why did she get a paycheck for this?). They have managed to turn Thor into a love story that it shouldn't be and that definitely drags the movie to a crawl at points. Thor 2 tries to entertain, but there's just too many "cons" to make it a movie I'd watch again even on cable. I can't say that for any other Marvel movie (even the first Thor).

5

Thor: The Dark World by masonalex066
This movie was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! A lot better than the first movie, a lot of action and hilarious scenes. I like how the beginning of the movie picks off right after 'The Avengers'. Overall this was a very good movie, I wasn't expecting it to be like this.

5

Great! Wonderful by tearsofanangel7
I Love this movie. Wear every penny spent! It made you laugh, cry, think, see, and feel like you are right there with them in every part! I will go see it a second time!! Its A most Go See!

5

Thor:The Dark World by 1shadrach
Very well written,actors were excellent and a masterful job with the special effects.

5

by chasepayne980
If you thought the first one was just ok like I did your in for a pleasant surprise. The second installment blows the first one out of the water. This is the Thor movie we have been waiting for.

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