|THOR: THE DARK WORLD (director: Alan Taylor; screenwriters: Christopher Yost/Christopher Markus/Stephen McFeely/based on a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat, and the Marvel comic-book series; cinematographer: Kramer Morgenthau; editors: Dan Lebental/Wyatt Smith; music: Brian Tyler; cast: Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Stellan Skarsgard (Dr. Erik Selvig), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Christopher Eccleston (Malekith), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Algrim/Kurse), Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis), Jonathan Howard (Ian Boothby), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), Zachary Levi (Fandral), Tadanobu Asano (Hogun), Jaimie Alexander (Sif), Rene Russo (Queen Frigga), Chris O’Dowd (Richard), Anthony Hopkins (Odin); Runtime: 101; MPAA Rating: PG-13; producer: Kevin Feige; Disney; 2013)|
familiar world in danger story that should
bring yawns to all those like me who are not fans
of this genre."
by Dennis Schwartz
director Alan Taylor ("Kill the Poor") helms
this disposable big-budget film. It's based on a story by Don Payne
and Robert Rodat, from the Marvel comic-book series.
written by Christopher Yost, Christopher
Markus and Stephen
McFeely. The Thor entry offers strained
comedy one-liners, a dull romance, a few pleasing
action set pieces, and a 3-D spectacle that
feels tacky. It's the poorer sequel to Thor (2011) and
The Avengers (2012).
The hammer wielding Norse
god Thor (Chris
Hemsworth, Aussie actor), son of the planet Asgard's
brooding ruler Odin (Anthony Hopkins), finds it's up to him to restore the peace
across the Nine Realms (Earth being one of the
It's a juvenile comic book film, that's all
dazzle. It's the kind of generic sci-fi pic that
finds it humorous to reduce genius astrophysicist
a crackpot, who goes in public with his underwear
showing because he finds that he thinks better that
way. I suggest if you must see the film, wait until
its DVD release and try to watch it on your couch in
REVIEWED ON 11/8/2013 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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