Character and Plot Assassination — Thor: The Dark world

MV5BMTQyNzAwOTUxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTE0OTc5OQ@@._V1_SY1100_CR70,0,630,1100_Marvel has done amazing work in recent years with the Avengers and the movies associated, giving excitement into the movies that branch off this core movie that brings our characters together. A movie universe similar to that of Harry Potter that every person gets something to enjoy.

I feel this started with the Blade movies, but we really saw things come together with Iron Man which led us to the Avengers movie and so much built off of that. What does Marvel have in store for us with Thor: The Dark World?

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The first Thor movie I loved. Some complained, but I thought it was a different change of pace for most other movies. It focused more on the characters than the plot. There was still plot to follow, but it namely focused on Thor and his struggles.

Then we got more taste for Thor in the first Avengers film. We didn’t get a lot of character development here, which was difficult to give it to everyone, however, he did get a few moments to shine. I also loved the Avengers movie.

Now we have Dark World. It’s enjoyable, but not as good as the first. Nowhere close. At first, it was a little too convenient that Jane finds this power source that can bring about darkness. By accident. Or in the beginning, the enemy is able to escape unnoticed? Asguardians are suppose to be an advanced race of beings and yet fight in a very barbaric way. Perhaps someone should introduce the Asgards to RADAR. Yes, it is possible for the enemy to use technology to go unnoticed, like the cloaking technology, but I dislike that the Asgards were so certain that everyone was defeated.

We see Dr. Selvig in this movie, having appears in both Thor and Avengers, and I feel his character was underdeveloped. Our first encounter with him is seeing him naked and running around stonehenge…no explanation for that. We must accept it. Now if it were because he traveled through the portal and that made him naked…OK, but it didn’t happen to Jane.

Next we have Darcy. In the first movie, she was more of a background character, a nerd because she was wearing glasses. For the sequel, they expanded her character, which I am ok with, but went into the wrong direction. I really felt like I was watching Max Black from 2 Broke girls than a political science major. Kat Dennings is a lovely actress and I enjoyed 2 Broke Girls season 1 and loved her in Charlie Bartlett. But the character was a polar opposite from the first film and I would have liked to see more connection to that character. At the very least, keep the glasses, or clue us in that she wears contacts.

Thor…our titled character. He started out in the first film as a spoiled child and then transformed into a man with the weight of the universe on his shoulder. In Avengers, he’s focused on task, but here in the sequel, we see him with a heavy heart and brooding. He’s gone Emo. Yeah, you miss your GF, but she would want you to be happy at the same time. It’s like it is his first love. Wait a minute…is Thor a virgin?

Then there is Loki. Loki’s role is cliché in my opinion. Nothing he did surprised me. The death scene seemed too obvious. He finally becomes decent and then dies, doing a noble thing. Perhaps I was a little surprised when we see him at the end impersonating his father, but only a little bit. Seems exactly what Loki would do.

This movie was very much centered around the story. Our characters didn’t change. Who they were in the beginning is who they were in the end. There was little to no character development. I feel this fact made the movie weak compared to the first one.

I also disliked, that we have a near end of the world catastrophe, and SHIELD is nowhere, no other super hero can help? Where are they during this whole thing? The only thing I can surmise is that it happened on such short notice and happened rather quickly that no one else could have mobilized. Still, we could have had a scene with Samuel L. Jackson saying, “We need to get this MotherF***** airship to MotherF***** England!!!

I give this film a B-. I would see it again, and there are many parts I enjoy, such as the Hammer trying to find Thor as he travels through the gates. I hope if there is a 3rd Thor film, that we see some character development.

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