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Rated PG-13 · 111 minutes · 2013

Action, Fantasy
This latest installment is a step back from Kenneth Branagh’s goofy and grand first franchise installment, Thor. While not likely to piss off superhero film fans, this sequel from director Alan Taylor is not going to blow away many minds, either. It’s a semi-efficient placeholder flick moving us towards the next Avengers movie, due out in 2015. Chris Hemsworth returns as that incredibly handsome man with long hair, a big hammer and impossibly silly dialogue. The film takes place after The Avengers, with a dark ancient force threatening the universe, and only Thor and his imprisoned brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston, stealing the movie) can save us. The movie is OK, although somewhat of a comedown considering how fun the first Thor and The Avengers were. But it has some decent action and special effects to tide us over until the next Marvel fix.
Official Site: marvel.com/thor
Director: Alan Taylor
Producer: Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Howard

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The Coast Halifax Thor: The Dark World Loki love by Jacob Boon 11/07/2013
Portland Mercury Gods and Monsters Thor is back—and more importantly, so is Loki. by Erik Henriksen 11/06/2013
Creative Loafing Atlanta 'Thor: The Dark World' brings more fizzle than thunder A perfunctory follow-up to 2011's 'Thor' will make you wonder, "So, how long until the next 'Avengers' movie?" by Curt Holman 11/08/2013
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Arkansas Times 'Thor' swings, misses Dullsville. by Sam Eifling 11/14/2013
Connect Savannah Review: Thor: The Dark World As with the first film, the characters and their interactions again provide all the high points, with the cluttered storyline and routine action sequences jockeying for place position. by Matt Brunson 11/06/2013
NUVO Movie review: Thor: The Dark World THORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! by Ed Johnson-Ott 11/07/2013
Creative Loafing Tampa Thor: The Dark World shines brightly There’s a lot to love about the latest adventures of Marvel's hammer-swinging god. by Kevin Tall 11/07/2013

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