Thor: The Hot Mess

17 Nov

We decided to look in on the God of Thunder’s latest exploits, and so we headed out to the multiplex to see Thor: The Dark World. We managed to have a pretty good time at this flick, in spite of the film’s writers.

As Anthony Hopkins intones at the beginning of the movie, at one time,  darkness was all there was, and the Dark Elves liked that just fine (though he does not explain why the elves have eyes or how they got anything done while bumping into each other.)

Thor

What’s going on in your movie, O God of Thunder?

Anyhoo, those mean old elves were defeated by Asgard, so we now live in a world where there’s light and we don’t bump into things.  Unfortunately, those Dark Elves managed to hide a secret stash of Aether, the stuff that can plunge the nine worlds into darkness again.

For the first third of the movie, the writer’s lay on a whole slew of action scenes, hoping we won’t notice that the plot does not make a whole lot of sense.  Things finally get on a better footing when Thor recruits Loki (who’s been languishing in an Asgardian jail cell vaguely reminiscent of the room at the end of 2001) to help defeat the bad old elves.  From then on, the story is a bit more fun, though no less incoherent than before.

This film is enjoyable, as long as you don’t go in expecting too much.  The film could have been a lot better than it is, but we still found things to like and we’re not at all sorry that we saw it.

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