Pointless Nonsense

Posted in movies by Bill on November 13, 2013

thor2Thor: The Dark World is, as Marvel Studios movies go, a little sub par, but as movies in general go, quite good. Thor, Loki, Odin, Jane Foster, and company are all entertaining, Sif and Heimdall are great in painfully little screen time, there are some solid laughs, and exciting action sequences.

The only real failing of the movie is the villain, Malekith. I did not know Malekith from comics at all, but in the movie he is evil because the plot requires someone other than Loki for Thor to hit with a hammer. Had Malekith been given some real story or character or something, it could have been great.

Random aside, for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, there are two credits scenes: one in the middle of the credits and one at the tail end. The latter isn’t that big a deal to miss, but I feel obligated to see all those things.

Some spoilers to follow:

As I basically always do, I did have some gripes.

  • Heimdall and Sif are seriously badass, and I would honestly rather see a movie about them than another about Thor and Loki at this point. Though I’m sure there would be a fangirl meltdown if they were denied another chance to fantasize about Thor and Loki being gay for each other.
  • Frigga’s death was a classic fridging. They needed something to motivate some male characters, so they kill a woman. Lazy and unnecessary.
  • But if you’re going to kill her, her funeral was a wasted opportunity to introduce Valkyrie.
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