Excerpt: While being held held up by tent poles events that be felt through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is a great movie. We're finally treated to an outing with Thor to show his true heroics as well as his inner and outer conflicts. While there is a sense of things being cut for unknown reasons, it still keeps up an adventurous time, realistic humor, and strong relatable family dynamics.
Summary: This is better than Thor but it still has this feeling of mediocrity compared to other Marvel film series like Iron Man or Captain America. Hell, Hulk has less films but doesn't feel as bland as the Thor films which remain as good as they are thanks to the cast. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are great. Natalie Portman is becoming increasingly irrelevant to the proceedings of Thor's adventures. Christopher Eccleston is completely wasted as the villain.
Excerpt: (THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2-D RELEASE ONLY, NOT THE 3-D ONE) With Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in full swing, Thor returned to the screen in a sequel that upped the stakes in both the drama and action departments. I will say that was a bit disappointed at first but was ultimately entertained by what the sequel had to offer.
Excerpt: Given that Thor is now fully embraced by mainstream audiences, here the sequel seems keen to fully immerse itself in the world and as a result the science-fiction/fantasy elements are much more to the fore here. This is a necessary and welcome change as it helps to differentiate the Thor series from the other Marvel heroes.