IMDB: Thor 2: The Dark World – 2013
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
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For this weekend since I have been left at home and unsupervised, I am going through 20 MCU movies in the MCU’s chronological order, starting from Captain America: The First Avenger through to Ant-Man & The Wasp.
Like Iron Man 3, Thor 2: The Dark World follows on from the events of the Avengers. Loki is being imprisoned, Thor is out trying to restore order to the nine realms, Jane is continuing her research and Erik is running around Stonehenge. Naked. The only difference is the convergence of the nine realms, a rare period of time where aspects of each of the nine realms bleed into the others as they all come to alignment.
When Darcy and Jane (and Darcy’s new intern Ian) locate and weird location in London where the laws of physics don’t necessarily apply in the usual way, and all seems “normal” until Jane gets pulled into another dimension and gets, errr… umm… co-habitated with the Aether (which is the send of the infinity stones that we have seen so far in these movies).
The only downside to this, is it wakes the dark elves of the universe. (Isn’t it amazing that in nearly all universes, that Dark Elves are always evil – well evil by our standards anyhow). Unfortunately in this other dimension Handel can’t see her when Thor asks how she is. Sending Thor immediately to go looking for her. When the Police go to arrest Jane the Aether lashes out to protect her and Thor makes the decision to bring her home.
Thinking the Dark Elves no more, they were pitifully caught with their pants down (and not in a pleasant voyeuristic sort of way) when they begin unleashing their revenge and come seeking the Aether. Everything changes when Maliketh slays Frigga. Then Thor betrays Odin’s wishes, releases Loki and goes hunting Malekith, resulting in Loki’s death (again) and the eventual battle in the heart of London between Thor and his latest enemy, Malekith.
It’s great seeing another of the infinity stones in play here, and through the storyline gives us a glimpse as to the true extent of their power, and continues on the romance between Thor and Jane. Again the convoluted relationship between Thor and Loki plays a big part, especially with the inevitable betrayal that occurs.
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