Marvel Movie Triumphs And Failures

Grant Billings Grant Billings
August 9th, 2015

Marvel Movie Triumphs And Failures
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No. 11: Thor - The Dark World

Chris Hemsworth as Thor in a scene from the motion picture "Thor: The Dark World" CREDIT: Jay Maidment, Marvel [Via MerlinFTP Drop]
With a decent origin story for the son of Odin in the first Thor, most were skeptical about the second with a new director (Alan Taylor) at the helm. This movie decided to pick the most useless villain ever and then try to up the action, forgetting entirely about the story in the process. As a villain, "Malekith the Accursed" may even be worse than Whiplash from Iron Man 2. I was more intrigued with his henchman, who turned into a giant monster, than I was towards him.

Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) was Thor's love interest yet again, even though - according to comics lore - Thor is supposed to be with Lady Sif. I really want to see that and I'll bet I'm not alone.

Don't get me wrong, this movie had plenty of funny dating quips between Thor and Jane, but come on, they're trying way to hard to make Thor more 'relatable'. He is a god not a mortal. He doesn't worry about who Jane is talking to on the phone.

Loki was the strongest character in this movie and seeing him as a good guy helping out his brother Thor was a twist everyone wanted to see. You knew he was helping for his own personal gain, but you were left hoping that he was genuinely caring about his brother.

Perhaps Loki should have his own franchise.  Whose with me?

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