I’ve been waiting, rather impatiently, for this movie to be out since I first saw it’s first show in 2011. When it’s finally released last year, I was ecstatic! And I was not disappointed. Thor : The Dark World is amazing!
I loved the first show, but I this one’s even better! The storyline is great. Comparative to the first show, this definitely has more action, more humour and more focus on various characters (instead of focusing solely on Thor, Loki & Jane). 😛
Chris Hemsworth resumes his role as Thor (duh!) for this movie. I mean, look at him! No one else could really take that place anymore. Chris Hemsworth IS Thor. That built of his body? *drool* 🙂 I’m amused though, that time around, Thor has manged to get his hair groomed. Well, at the very least, it is more tidy, styled and pretty (yes pretty) than it was in the first movie. Maybe during his trip to Earth previously, he brought back some shampoo, conditioner and rubber band. Haha! Lame joke, I know. 😛
Another darling that I feel is irreplaceable is of course, Loki. Tom Hiddleston is the man. He is one of the very few villain, if not the only, that I know of, that can steal the hearts of almost everybody who watched the show. If you’re not charmed by him the first time, believe me, you will be when you watch him for the second time. Love how Hiddleston made Loki into a sassy, sarcastic but yet charming bad guy. And kudos to him too for gaining Loki, and himself, a fandom. Literally. He has his own fandom. Gosh. On a side note, when I tried YouTube-ing Hiddleston, I realized, he is every bit as charming, if not more than, Loki in real life. Wicked sense of humour, stunning impressions of various characters (I guess that just goes to further prove how good an actor he is) or celebrities (his Owen Wilson and Chris Evans’ impressions were spot on!) and always a good sport. 🙂
Comparative to the 2 outstanding male performances, Natalie Portman’s portrayal of Jane Foster is a little bland. Just a little, and that is if it’s compared to Hemsworth and Hiddleston. But overall she was convincing and I do enjoy her scenes onscreen. Gotta say, even though her chemistry with Hemsworth onscreen weren’t as impressive as that between Hemsworth and Hiddleston, it’s still pleasant and endearing to watch Thor and Jane fumble through their relationship. 🙂
Funnily though, even though Portman is the lead female in this movie, but I find myself noticing the supporting female actress, Kat Dennings more than Portman herself. She plays the geeky intern of Jane Foster. And although she may not look like the typical gorgeous girl in most of the movies she’s in, in real life, she looks pretty hot, me thinks. She’s like a cross between Angelina Jolie and Kristen Stewart. Lol! You may recognize her from the movie House Bunny and the series 2 Broke Girls.
In actual fact, the main villain in the movie are the Dark Elves. But obviously Loki managed to steal some limelight from them. 😛 Still, Christopher Eccleston, who plays Malekith, the leader of the Dark Elves, is very convincing in his role. Great job to the makeup team as well in making Eccleston absolutely unrecognizable. Lol!
One of my favourite scenes is the one where Captain America made a surprise cameo. That was like the unexpected icing on a cake. Awesome! Short and sweet and sassy! And again, look at Thor’s ‘commercial-ready’ hair. 😀
Then there’s the passionate kiss at the end of the movie between Thor and Jane. But here’s the secret that now everyone knows : The lady Hemsworth kissed passionately in this scene is NOT Natalie Portman but rather his own wife, Elsa Pataky! Story goes, Portman was in a different country at that time and couldn’t make it back for this scene. So, they gave Mrs. Hemsworth a wig and she played out this scene of Jane Foster smooching Thor. Aawww. How sweet is that? Lol! 😉
Let me just say that, the twist at the end of the movie is making me very impatient for the 3rd installment of this Marvel Thor series to be released. And yes, I know, they haven’t even started filming yet!