Thor: The Dark World is the latest release from the dependable Marvel Studios. It picks up post-Avengers with Thor once again played by Chris Helmsworth.
Thor’s home of Asgard lies between nine different realms, one of them Earth. When the realms touch, they create portals to all of the worlds, allowing access between them all. Malekth the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston), a Dark Elf banished for aeons, stages an attack on Asgard to gain the power of the Aether, a mythical weapon which grants omnipotence. Thor must team with brother Loki (Tom Hiddleson), imprisoned for the events of Avengers Assemble, and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), a scientist from Earth, to stop Malekth once and for all.
Marvel’s trademark action and comedy are again on display in Thor: The Dark World. All of the Marvel films are smaller parts of a bigger picture – namely 2015’s The Avengers: The Age of Ultron. Developments in each film (including this one) have a wider impact going forward, which makes them all feel ‘must see’.
As Loki and Thor, Hiddleson and Helmsworth are once again, superb. They have piles of chemistry together and are collectively, one of the better things about the Marvel films.