Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Movie Review ( Thor:The Dark World)

Hello Guys,

Its monday again and that means its back to the grind and hustle , either as an employee or employer, we all need to work to make money and basically survive. How was the weekend though? Good? Mine was really good. You know i went on, about how i was going to get in the water and start swimming lessons... well it didn't happen. This was a case of so many things to do and so little time. I didn't sabotage le boo's plans, if that's what you are thinking. So after all said and done when we couldn't go swimming,  so we went to watch a movie. Who better to watch my pretend lover with ( Chris Hemsworth) than my real life boo.  

I must confess that i am not a comic fan but no one churns out block buster movies like Marvel Studios and almost everyone of them is a hit . With the world mired in so many conflicts, there is no better way to forget your troubles ( apart from church, dancing and alcohol) than watching an action packed, exciting, fantasy filled movie and if there is a hunk to drool over, so much the better.   

The film is both a sequel to "The Avengers" and the first "Thor," catching up with the hero (Chris Hemsworth) shortly after he's delivered brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to Asgard for King Odin (Anthony Hopkins) to punish following the events of "The Avengers." While Thor tries to bring peace back to his world, scientist, and the first film's love interest, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) pines for the demigod of her dreams back on Earth.

During a research trip to London, Jane falls into another realm, becomes infected with a mysterious substance and is saved by Thor, who takes her back to Asgard. Odin determines that Jane has come into contact with the Aether - a mysterious rock pursued by the dark elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). When the nine realms of the universe align, the Aether will allow Malekith to turn the entire world back into darkness - and unfortunately the alignment is about to happen again. 

It was a very enjoyable movie and an improvement from the first ' Thor' movie. The dark world seems to have more plot and detail and the characters were given more to play with for example Kat Dennings and Stellan Skarsgard were totally hilarious as Jane's colleagues and are given more to do especially in their roles for the climax of the movie. 

I also fell in love with Loki, (i have this weakness for villains in movies but  not in real life). His banter with his brother Thor, made the movie much more than just a mindless  action packed film filled with hot guys and girls and the fact that he actually does have a heart and mourned the death of his adopted mother, made him adorable. His unpredictability, wit and grudging love and respect for his adopted mother made me root for his redemption and i actually felt a bit sad when his character faked his death.

Then my handsome beef cake, My one and only Thor is much more than just a muscle bound action hero with more biceps than brains. Chris Hemsworth has charisma and screen presence that just draws your attention . In the movie, he also has a good sense of humor and is less broody and the chemistry with Natalie Portman sizzled even though there were no love scenes ( thank God!)

All in all, not a bad movie and a must see, if you are a lover of fantasy movies like ' Lord of the Rings' like i am.

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