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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray Review

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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World is now in stores!

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Blu-ray Review

Synopsis

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, 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. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves….but our universe itself.

Bonus Features

  • Never Before-Seen Extended and Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Exclusive Look- Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • A Brothers’ Journey: Thor & Loki
  • Scoring Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World with Brian Tyler
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alan Taylor, Producer Kevin Feige, Actor Tom Hiddleston and Cinematographer  Kramer Morgenthau

My Review

I couldn’t wait to watch Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World for a couple reasons. The first being that Thor was one of my favourite movies in the Marvel franchise (the other one was Marvel’s The Avengers). The second reason is that I knew Loki would be getting lots of screen time in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World. I’m definitely on Team Loki! I had the opportunity in 2012 to meet the actor who plays Loki, Tom Hiddleston, in New York City. After meeting him and seeing how genuine and down-to-earth he is, I’ll forever be a fan. I even would say Tom Hiddleston gave the best performance in this movie. Fellow Team Loki fans prepare for lots of Loki time in Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.

The movie begins two years after Thor ended with Jane back on Earth still waiting for Thor and doing more of her research in London. She comes across a wormhole to another dimension and enters it. At that same time, the gatekeeper at Asgard tells Thor that he can no longer see Jane. It’s sweet that he’s keeping tabs on her and still protecting her from afar. Thor panics and rushes back to Earth just as Jane returns from the other dimension. While in the other dimension, Jane sees a glowing, moving red light coming from under a large rock and touches. This substance is actually the “Aether”, an evil energy  that had be hidden away since ancient times. 

Thor realizes he must get help for Jane to remove this evil energy from within her and brings her back to Asgard to get help from his family including his brother. Loki has been locked up in Asgard’s prison since New York. I loved how the story came together with Thor needing Loki in order to complete the mission. Understandably, he was worried that Loki would betray him. I don’t want to reveal too much, but the best (and most surprising) scene of the movie comes after Loki helps Jane and Thor escape from Asgard and go to the Dark World. 

It was neat seeing more of the world of Asgard. Most of the movie takes place in Asgard so you’ll get to see more of this magical land (and all the cool special effects used to create it)!

It ends on a cliffhanger so that means that they are hopefully going to continue on with more Thor movies! It’s a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming.

The movie is rated PG-13 so it would be fine for my teen to watch. My youngest is 9 years old and a huge Marvel fan. There’s a few scary scenes with the bad guys, but I think Bridget would be fine to watch it. 

Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World is in stores today! 

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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