[Movie Review] Thor: The Dark World

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Kiki: You know that moment when you know something was worth your penny and your time?

M.Y: Yes I do.

Kiki: That’s how I felt when the credits started rolling at the end of Thor 2.

M.Y: I feel Marvel Studios need to step it down with  their phase one, phase two mini series thing they have going on.  An Easter Egg revealed in the mid credit scenes (calm down people, no spoilers here) will most likely lead to the Guardians Of Galaxy Movie. Even Agents Of shield will now be linked to Thor 2 somehow. Haba!

Kiki: LOL…Well you got a valid point. But then more importantly, I think we should start the review now.

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The Synopsis

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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. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embarkon 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. (c) Disney

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The Script

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Kiki: A round of applause to the main brains behind this awesome piece, I couldn’t have loved it more.

M.Y: I didn’t particularly like Thor 1 so much. Though we understand he was on his Dr Phil shit trying to discover himself and all, but I felt it could have been better.

Kiki: Yeah, Thor 1 didn’t work for me much either. Let’s talk about the lines and how they were brought to life. A balanced mix of humor and emotion. I can’t count how many times I LOL-ed…like literally speaking.

M.Y: Well some jokes were overdone though. Half the jokes from the 2Broke Girls girl, what’s her name again?

Kiki: Kat Dennings

Kiki: Yes, Kat. Thanks. Half the jokes from her didn’t really work for me though. But then, that didn’t ruin the movie.

Kiki: Lots of acts I didn’t see coming. I was caught unawares a couple of times. I just love it when movies make me look dumbfounded. In a good way of course.

M.Y: A lot of times I was like, What?! Hell No! Damn! Ooooh! Noooooo!….

Kiki: You need to grow up M.Y

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The Directing

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Kiki: Y’all should’ve seen me jumping cars and flying over trains and sky scrapers just to get to see it in 3D. Too bad my god-like powers didn’t help me meet up with that schedule at the movies *sigh*

M.Y: Thank God you mean. There was nothing to see in 3D in my opinion. It was just perfect in plain ol’ 2D. The CGI was pretty impressive. Some parts were cartoony though. Like the rocky fella in the ‘Game of thrones kinda world’ in the beginning.

Kiki: I see you paying homage to Director Alan Taylor’s most popular work there. Nice

M.Y: *wink* Thanks. You know how I roll baby

Kiki: Some scenarios stuck to me. Much like the funeral scene. (Spoiler alert. My bad…well not really) The beauty was really compelling. Just a glimpse of how it’s done in Asgard. A nice way of putting our imaginations to work.

M.Y: I loved the fact that they gave us more than a glimpse of Asgard in this movie and most importantly, there was a very strong connection to the story told in part one. Most characters seem to have grown since we last saw them. Its like they took polls from viewers and asked what they wanted to see more of and worked on that lil bit of information. Thanks Alan.

Kiki: In my opinion the best set up was the lightning. Knowing that this was going to be a movie with lots of darkness to it Alan Taylor sure did his homework and made this one a clean-shaven-work-well-done (forgive my compound mantra)

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The Acting

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Kiki: Loki stole the show. I just loooved every scene that this dude was in. He was simply phenomenal. The backbone of the humor of it all.

Tom Hiddlestone is one face I’d like to see more on the big screen. He has sort of stolen my heart with his talent.

M.Y: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (even his real name carries a lot of weight) was a shivering act to watch as Kurse. He seemed even way ‘badder‘ than Malaketh – The Leader of the Dark Elves played by Christopher Eccleston. Malaketh definitely lacked a lot of teletubies in his childhood. Absolutely no joy. Though people complained about him not being well developed as a character, but if you can create that Kurse creature alone, then I doff my hat to you.

Kiki: Chris Hemsworth was great. A lot better than in Thor 1. He was more godlike and intelligent here. I must say, that man can definitely take a beating. Even the Mjolnir had its share.

M.Y: Then there was Darcy Lewis played by Kat Dennings. She was funnier than she was in the prequel but over did it a little bit in some scenes. We didn’t get to see much of the Warriors Three and Lady Sif, and in their place we had a lot more of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and Heimdall (Idris Elba) who did give lovely performances.

Kiki: Last but not the least was Rene Russo who showed us that there’s more to Queen Frigga than silky embroidered dresses and flowered-braided hair. Being an Asgardian queen sure ain’t just about looking pretty.

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The Verdict

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Kiki: Need I say more about my opinion? With all my purring I’m pretty sure you wouldve guessed my verdict right.

M.Y: Need I say more about our judgement? With all my purring I’m pretty sure you would’ve guessed my verdict right. It’s a Soda and Popcorn from us folks.

Sodas & Popcorn Rating4

I loved this better than Ironman 3. (I’ll forever hate what they did to the Mandarin), 10 times less destruction than Man Of Steel (at least not on Earth) and Wolverine’s claws will melt at the sight of Mjolnir.

Kiki: If you think this is the last you’d see of the god of thunder, think again…

M.Y: Aight Kiki. Time to gear up for Terdoh’s commentary rants. Still don’t get why he hates this movie so much.

Kiki: Beats me *shrugs*

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