‘Thor’ sequel a sight to behold

Reviewed by Emma Gadbery
Times-News correspondent

Emma Gadbery / Times-News correspondent

   Marvel enthusiasts flocked to theaters last weekend for “Thor: The Dark World,” the sequel to “Thor.” This movie begins where Marvel’s “The Avengers” ended; it follows Thor (Chris Hemsworth), thunder god and future king, when he returns to Asgard, home of the Norse gods.
But all is not well in Asgard. An evil power thousands of years old comes to light after centuries of being buried deep in the unknown. An enemy thought to be destroyed returns, and hungers deeply to possess the long-forgotten power.
   After bringing his troublesome brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) back to Asgard, Thor must return to earth to protect Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), a scientist, who has gotten into a bit of trouble herself.
The enemy is so restless to control the dark power force that it attacks Asgard and earth again and again; striking deeper to Thor’s loved ones with every attack.  Soon after, Thor hatches a plan to save Asgard, Earth and Jane, and to defeat the enemy, despite the warnings of his father, Odin (Anthony Hopkins). But is he willing to pay the price?
Marvel has completely outdone itself on this sequel by bringing to life the world of Norse mythology seamlessly with reality to create an unbelievably deep story and plot.  “Thor: The Dark World” is a blend of action, romance, humor and layer upon layer of plot twist. It’s a story of what we are willing to sacrifice to protect the lives of those we love, and the lives of those we have never met.

“Thor: The Dark World” is rated PG-13 and is 1 hour, 50 minutes long.

Emma Gadbery is a sophomore home-schooler and Teens & Twenties writer.


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