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Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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When the Dark Elves attempt to plunge the universe into darkness, Thor must embark on a perilous and personal journey that will reunite him with doctor Jane Foster.

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Alan Taylor

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Christopher L. Yost (screenplay by), Christopher Markus (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Hemsworth ... Thor
Natalie Portman ... Jane Foster
Tom Hiddleston ... Loki
Anthony Hopkins ... Odin
Christopher Eccleston ... Malekith
Jaimie Alexander ... Sif
Zachary Levi ... Fandral
Ray Stevenson ... Volstagg
Tadanobu Asano ... Hogun
Idris Elba ... Heimdall
Rene Russo ... Frigga
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Algrim / Kurse
Kat Dennings ... Darcy Lewis
Stellan Skarsgård ... Erik Selvig
Alice Krige ... Eir
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Storyline

Thousands of years ago, a race of beings known as Dark Elves tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon known as the Aether. Warriors from Asgard stopped them, but their leader Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) escaped to wait for another opportunity. The warriors find the Aether, and since it cannot be destroyed, they try to hide it. In the present day, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) awaits the return of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), although it has been two years since they last saw once another. In the meantime, Thor has been trying to bring peace to the nine realms. Jane discovers an anomaly similar to the one that brought Thor to Earth. She goes to investigate, finds a wormhole, and is sucked into it. Back on Asgard, Thor wishes to return to Earth, but his father, Odin (Sir Anthony Hopkins), refuses to let him. Thor learns from Heimdall (Idris Elba), who can see into all of the realms, that Jane disappeared. Thor then returns to Earth just as Jane reappears. However, when... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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There was darkness.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thor 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,737,841, 10 November 2013

Gross USA:

$206,362,140

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$644,783,140
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The filmmakers chose Iceland as the setting for the dark world of Svartalfheim for its black volcanic landscapes. The name "Svartalfheim" literally means "Home of the Black Elves" in Old Norse (Icelandic). See more »

Goofs

(at around 52 mins) When Dr. Selvig is in the mental hospital and doing his presentation on the Convergence, there are several misspellings on the board (for instance his spelling of "Joutenheim" actually begins with a "Y.") This is possibly deliberate due to his delusional state. See more »

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[first lines]
Odin: [narrating] Long before the birth of light, there was darkness... and from that darkness came the Dark Elves. Millennia ago, the most ruthless of their kind, Malekith, sought to transform our universe back into one of eternal night. Such evil was possible through the power of the Aether, an ancient force of infinite destruction. The noble armies of Asgard, led by my father King Bor, waged a mighty war against these creatures. As the Nine Worlds converged above him, Malekith could at...
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Crazy Credits

There's a statement at the end of the credits: "Thor will return." His next appearance in the MCU is in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). See more »


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Action Packed Fantasy Romcom?
3 November 2013 | by philip-554-602536See all my reviews

Well I was so looking forward to seeing this movie when I went last night, and although it was reasonably good it was not at all what I expected.

Watch the official movie trailer and you see what looks like quite a dark fantasy, so you can imagine my surprise when throughout the movie the audience was laughing out loud at the stupid one liners. Yes I know this is entertainment, and this movie was moderately entertaining, but once again the makers have tried to please everyone by adding a bit of everything; action, special effects, romance and humour, just far too much of the latter for my taste in a genre that does not require hilarity to succeed.

Although it has a lower IMDb score I much preferred the 2011 Thor, a stronger storyline, darker and no laughing matter!


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