Excerpt: In the 2.40:1 picture, scenes set in Asgard are extremely dark and tinted to produce a moody, otherworldly look, but there’s still plentiful depth to compositions and detail so that you can read the lettering on Loki’s collar (if you are conversant with ancient godspeak) and see the texture to robes...
Excerpt: It’s Hammer Time! Sorry. I couldn’t resist. The Marvel Universe is nearly infinite and I don’t think Stan “the man” Lee will rest until each and every one of his characters he created has had a feature film made. Then again we keep seeing them, so why not keep making them?
Conclusion: 'Thor: The Dark World' ends up being a bore compared to the other Marvel films. A romp in space where Thor fights villains that don't matter, Loki fights just to get into the blasted movie, and the earthlings fight to have relevance.
Excerpt: The Film After 2011's Thor raked in $449 million, a sequel was almost immediately given the greenlight. Disney managed to get everyone to return for Thor: The Dark World -- except director Kenneth Branagh. Instead, Alan Taylor ( Game of Thrones ) is taking on the god of thunder's second outing.
Conclusion: Thor: The Dark World comes with an absolutely perfect presentation and a focused and not overdone slew of extras. If you’re a sucker for the Marvel stuff like I am, then you probably decided you were buying this before you even read my review.
Excerpt: When Disney Studios bought the Marvel line, what they were buying was really a printing press that printed freshly-minted money. That doesn’t mean it was automatic, however. It was done right.
Excerpt: I’ve made no attempt to hide my disdain for the original Thor movie. I didn’t like it when I saw it in theaters, I refused to buy it on Blu-ray when it came out, and I only forced myself to watch it on cable prior to seeing Dark World in theaters last November.
Conclusion: 'Thor: The Dark World' ends up being a bore compared to the other Marvel films. A romp in space where Thor fights villains that don't matter, Loki fights to even get in the movie, and the earthlings fight to have relevance.