The Dark World

DVD - 2014
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Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Dark world


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sjpl_javier Mar 25, 2020

Out of all the MCU movies this one was the least watched and less understood. It is very sci-fi and science-y. They even gave a rundown of its actually plot as a comic relief situation from Fat-Thor in Avengers: Endgame because of the lack of audience to the movie.

This is one of those movies it would be nice to have subtitles on to help you retain all the explanations to the otherworldly phenomenons that happen in it.

Jan 25, 2020

This is a nice combination of visually pleasing special effects, a strong and charming cast, action story, and quick little moments of light humor. The actual plot might be a bit clichéd, but the movie is so entertaining that you aren’t likely to stop to worry about that. I watched the DVD twice before returning it, and liked it better than the first Thor movie.

Jan 09, 2020


Jul 09, 2019

Lady Sif: “I’ve got this completely under control!”
Thor: “Is that why is everything is on fire?”
The second Thor film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is like the previous entry, [Iron Man 3], a somewhat gloomy film about the changes the superhero lifestyle brings to a person and everybody in his or her social network. Identities and relationships are deconstructed and are reformulated. New responsibilities come with the ending of old duties. You can never step into the same river twice.
   Our good friend Thor (Chris Hemsworth), changed by his experiences on Earth, finds it hard to adjust to the new normal. Everything, from friends, social outings, and even battle no longer lift his spirits as long as the mortal Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) remains on his mind and far away. With Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor’s foster brother, in prison, the universe would seem to be in peace, were it not for the arrival of ancient Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), ruler of the fanatical Dark Elves, whose response to 10,000 years of change is to acquire the power to undo all of that. Sadly, Malekith’s repeated refusals to adapt to circumstances and to accept change, regardless of the cost, ends with countless dead along with the undoing of him and his people. Serious stuff.
   [Thor: The Dark World] is commonly held on the Internet to be the second weakest MCU entry, despite having one of the most rousing MCU scores (by Brian Tyler), tons of jokes, great CGI, and the superb acting talents of Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Tom Hiddleston, and Natalie Portman. The biggest complaints I’ve read are that (1) the story is weak and bland, (2) that it’s a filler movie in the larger MCU cycle, (3) the villain is boring, (4) Natalie Portman is wasted in this, and (5) there’s no real romance between Thor and Jane. These are all sound arguments.
   Yes, the story and villains are bland. Yes, the film is undeniably part of the larger MCU whole and it can’t stand on its own, like Peter Jackson’s [The Two Towers]. The direction and cinematography are different and are arguably weaker than that of [Thor]. While there doesn’t seem to be much chemistry between Thor and Jane, there is lots of love in the Thor Trilogy: the unrequited love of Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) for Thor, and the passionate love triangle of Thor-Loki-Odin. Despite the marketing, the Thor movies aren’t really about the romance between Thor and Jane, but perhaps alone among all superhero films they are about familial love. The dialogue between the brothers, between father and son, and between mother and son drive this film.
   By way of conclusion, if you’re a Thor fan or a Loki fan or if you’re a MCU completist, you can’t avoid this film. One might not learn to love it, despite it being neck deep in memorable scenes and a strong score, but one may learn to appreciate it.

 * Last appearances of Natalie Portman [her (Endgame) scene was a (Dark World) extra or deleted scene], Jaimie Alexander, and Kat Dennings (Darcy Lewis).
 * The prologue was directed by Tim Miller, who later directed [Deadpool].
 * Zachary Levi replaces Joshua Dallas as Fandral. Levi is now Shazam/DC’s Captain Marvel.
 * New and best Marvel Studios logo sequence
Marvel Moments:
#44 – First Asgardian–Dark Elf War
#45 – “Perhaps next time we should start with the big one.”
#46 – “You’re always so perceptive about everyone but yourself.”
#47 – Attack on Asgard
#48 – The Fate of Frigga
#49 – Longships
#50 – Betray… and I will kill you.
#51 – “That was for New York.”
#52 – Betrayals
#53 – Selvig and Thor
#54 – The Collector

Mar 09, 2019

Not as good as the first movie, but still good.

Jan 05, 2019


Dec 10, 2018

Despite how boring the first Thor movie is, Dark World feels like a whole different ball game. It's serious in tone, with lighter moments that make for an interesting combination of suspense and humor. A very well done addition to Thor's storyline. This movie does a much better job of portraying Jane Foster, but yet again, Darcy steals the show with her funny and quirky lines.

Sep 06, 2018

Really good but, theres a world destroying device and no one else cares!? srsly avengers!? Get it together

Aug 14, 2018

I very much enjoyed this movie. I think it tied in well with its first film, along with the Avengers movie. It was well-written, and Thor’s character was further developed. The plot was interesting, and unique. I appreciate the mythology and galactic aspects of the Thor movies, that are not in the other superhero movies. It worked to tie up a lot of loose ends presented in the first movie, along with expressing the aftermath of The Avengers; however, it still held a story of its own. In conclusion, I would recommend this movie to others. It’s entertaining, funny, and very enjoyable. @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Thor: the Dark World is a 2013 American superhero movie, the sequel to the 2011’s Thor. It was directed by Alan Taylor as the eight film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). If you had just seen this films successor, Thor: Ragnarok, you might come to the false assumption that all the movies in the Thor films were as fun and engaging. This film does not fit that trend. It is viewed by many as one of the weakest, if not the weakest film in the MCU. While Loki has proven to be one of the best MCU villains so far, the big baddie in Thor: The Dark World is supremely dull and boring. There was absolutely no depth or development for the villain, he was just another person for Thor to defeat. The story isn’t terrible, but there are no memorable moments either. While writing this review I find myself having to constantly refer back to the film, as I have already forgotten what happened. Yes, it isn’t a good Marvel Movie, but that is also due to the high standard set by the studio on their other films. That being said, as a big Marvel fan, I would still say watch this film despite its shortcomings. 2/5 Stars. @Joaquin of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Thor The Dark World is a sequel to the original Thor movie. In the beginning of the movie the audience learns that the gods of Asgard fought and won a war against Dark Elves, an evil race of beings. When the gods conquered them, the survivors were force to be neutralized. Their most powerful weapon, the Aether, was hidden in a secret location, unbeknownst to the gods. Back in the present, Jane Foster, Thor’s earth girlfriend, finds the Aether and becomes its host. This gives Thor no choice but to bring her to Asgard before she is captured and the weapon is used to destroy the Nine Realms. If you enjoyed the first Thor movie, I would definitely recommend watching the second. This time it most of the scenes do not take place on earth and we get to see Thor more in his own element. However, this movie is definitely darker and scarier than the first, hence the title. The action scenes and all the battle scenes are very entertaining to watch but in this movie, not all characters make it out alive. I would rate this movie four out of five stars. @Sapphirereads of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

May 27, 2018

Not a good movie, I couldn't even finish it. Very weak story line.

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Apr 19, 2016

Loki: (holding up his cuffed hands) Do you still not trust me, brother?

Thor: Would you? (smiles and undoes the cuffs)

Loki: (rubbing his hands together) No, I wouldn't. (Stabs Thor in the stomach)

Apr 15, 2016

Erik: (seeing Thor) THOR! Your brother's not here, is he?

Thor: Loki is dead.

Erik: Oh, thank God.

(Anger crosses Thor's face)

Erik: I mean, I'm so sorry.

Apr 15, 2016

Loki: As you wish. I'm not even here. (Transforms into an Asgardian guard) Is this better?

Thor: Better company, anyway.

Loki: Still, we could be more inconspicuous. (Transforms himself back. Transforms Thor into Sif.) Hmm, brother. You look ravishing.

Thor: (looking down at his body) It will hurt no less when I harm you in this body.

Loki: Very well. Perhaps you would prefer one of your new friends, since you seem to enjoy their company so much. (Transforms himself into Captain America.) This is much better. Costume's a little much. So tight! But the confidence! I can feel the righteousness surging within me. Hey, wanna have a rousing discussion about Truth, Honor, Patriotism! God Bless America!"

Muzyka_14 Nov 11, 2014

DARCY: "Um, were those the car keys?"

Oct 25, 2014

(Loki) I thought you said you knew how to fly this thing?
(Thor) I said, "How hard can it be?".
(Loki) Well whatever you're doing brother, I suggest you do it faster.
(Thor) Shut up, Loki.

aaa5756 Jun 29, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Jun 29, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Jun 13, 2014

"Who should I disguise myself as? One of your new friends? How about Captain America! Let's have a rousing discussion about truth! Honor! And Justice!"
-Loki to Thor

Chris2253 May 29, 2014

"Anyone else?"

May 12, 2014

Odin: One son who doesn't want the throne, another who wanted it too much. Is this to be my legacy?

Thor: Loki died with honour. I shall try to live the same. Let THAT be your legacy.

Odin: I can not give you my blessing, nor can I wish you good luck. Even if I could, it could only come from my heart. Go.

[Thor offers up his hammer]

Odin: It is yours, if you are worthy enough to wield it.

Thor: I shall try to be. Thank you.


Loki: [appears from Odin's guise] No... thank YOU.

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Jan 04, 2018

Sexual Content: Nudity, but with pixels.

Oct 17, 2017

Violence: Several people get impaled.

Other: The doctor is naked at one part. and at another part he has just underwear. :/

Muzyka_14 Nov 11, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Images will be frightening for younger children; lots of fighting, punching, etc.

X_andor_Who May 10, 2014

Other: If one were wanting to explore more of the Norse mythic and cryptic world of Asgard, one may want check-out historian and bard, Snorri Sturluson, from his supposed 12th century A.D. land and time ward. In my mind at moment, I believe it was he, Snorri, who was depicted and credited for being the one or as the one who started the classic Icelandic tale of old! I could be wrong. -X; Who

Apr 02, 2014

Coarse Language: Darcy says the s-bomb twice (and loudly) as well as several h-lls.

Apr 02, 2014

Sexual Content: The guy Jane goes out with on their first dinner date says that he was dating someone who slept with someone else, or something like that.


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Jan 04, 2018

Elf dude wants to destroy all realms with magic cranberry juice.

X_andor_Who May 10, 2014

Rest of Review is in Comments Section: *******Tinkering, Thinking, Thoughts: (1) Fandral, a red headed, comic relief guy, he had seemed to me to be a lot like the man garbed in black, the hero, from “Princess Bride” movie, this because, he having great sword swashbuckling, fencing skills… and he having this dapper-dan, gung-ho, devenaire demeanor to boot! (2) About time they, the creators, made Loki to look like a champion chevalier (although, at most, it may have been but in temporary guise, a makeshift illusion)! (3) Clothing: I noticed, and maybe I’m wrong here, a sort of trend among the cape colors worn. And as if we were in some Star Trek Enterprise episode, those who were wearing yellow were generally going to die… while those donning red garments, like Thor and/or Odin, lived! Once again, I could be woefully wrong! (4)Some light, laughing, moments of levity came from when Thor and Dark Elf Lord Dude fervently fought! (5) Places of Interest: (The Nine Realms of the World are approaching an inevitable violent, and potentially problematic planetary catastrophe)… And these are the three places of interest within this, Thor's second movie: Svartilheim: the dark elves kingdom… Asgard: the cosmic kingdom, and pantheon place, pertaining to Valhalla, and its Norse champion race… Earth: humans mostly inhabit this place and refer to planet they live on as with this listed, nominal name… (6) I generally felt well immersed into the Asgardian world as that had been where most of film physically remained during movies' daunting exploration. And so, while when discussing misanthropy and how I feel about watching and hearing humans in movies, I am most merry where when I am most seemingly far away from what others would call home! And so Thor mostly met that criterion of mine. So… Rating for Thor as this being his second movie, I rate, a rating of: 5.0/5.0; Xandor Who... *********Characters and Character Summaries: Relatable or not relatable? Of course they’re relatable… aren’t we as well, a giant galactic, cosmic colossal family?! Thor: Is Odin’s official son; he is Lord Over the Thunderous Cloudy, Heaven Skies; he wields and handles his hammer, the magnificent mallet, Mjoliner… Loki: is Lord of Illusions and is Master Magician Trickster; has nefarious intentions at times; he is highly capable in transforming simple parlor tricks from his fantasy into other people’s realities; he is Odin’s unofficial son or is Odin’s official stepson; he is noted as being a trickster; he is pissed at his father, Odin, and his brother, Thor, for what he believes is lack of respect from them due to him… Jane Foster: Thor’s Earthbound girlfriend, who becomes the unlikely wielder of the cosmic, Asgardian, special air, it being called Aether… Odin: Husband to Frig and Father to Loki and Thor; he is also known as the All Father; he is King of Asgard… Malekith: he is the dark elf warlord in this movie, and he is trying, yet again, to harbinger in an end of the world scenario as like when he had tried from many millenniums ago… Heimdell: an oculant, seer-like, oracle-like, specialist, who vigilantly keeps eye over the rainbow bridge and eye over all of the Nine Realms… Frig(ga): Thor’s wife, and it is she, who cares for both her sons, Thor and Loki… Bohr: Odin’s Father and is one who fought the dark elves from eons and epochs ago, and in an enchiridion book, it says that he, Bohr, had seen the dark elves defeated and destroyed… Darcy: Jane’s friend; she wears a dark red cap and is openly plucky… Lady Sif: an Asgardian, guardian, female warrior; she is as a thorn in Thor’s bare butt behind, this because she pesters him about his venturing off to Earth to where he would visit his girlfriend… **********Tags Summary: Norse mythology, Norse deities, super heroes, warriors, weapon wielding warriors. -X; Who

Feb 23, 2014

After the aftermath of the New York invasion in The Avengers, Thor now fights to restore balance and order to the Nine Realms. But an ancient evil known as the Dark Elves, led by the ruthless Malekith seeks to plunge the universe into eternal darkness. Now Thor must form an uneasy alliance with his villainous brother Loki and reunite with Jane Foster as he embarks on his most dangerous journey yet, which will force him to sacrifice everything he loves.

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