Thor – The Dark World – Movie Review

Thor  The Dark World

Odin, “Long before the birth of light, there was darkness. And from that darkness came the Dark Elves, a millennium 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 Asguard, led by my father, King Bor, waged a mighty war against these creatures.

Dark Elves Ships' Graveyard From Wars

Dark Elves Ship Graveyard

As the nine worlds converged above him, Malekith could at last unleash the Aether. But Asguard ripped the weapon from his grasp. Without it, the Dark Elves fell.

With the battle all but lost, Malekith sacrificed his own people in a desperate attempt to lay waste to Asguard’s army. Malekith was vanished and the Aether was no more or so we were led to believe.

The Aether is buried deep were no one would ever find it.”

Loki in chains

Present Day, Loki is in chains as he is led before his mother and father, Odin Allfather. He explains, he went to Midgard to rule the people of Earth as a benevolent god.

Odin explains, we are not gods, we are born, we live, and we die. Just like humans do.

Give or take 5,000 years, Loki responds with a grin. He desires a throne.

Odin mocking LokiOdin reminds him, he was destined to die as a child, cast out onto a frozen rock. Odin spared his life because of Frigga. Loki will never see her again. He’s condemned to the dungeons for the rest of his days.

Thor will bring order to the Nine Realms and later be King of Asguard as Loki rots in the dungeon.

Thor battles the rock monster

Thor battles the Rock Monster

Vanaheim – A battle rages and Thor arrives by Bifrost.  The enemy army sends their super warrior, the Rock monster, to fight Thor. With one mighty blow of his thunder hammer he reduces the soldier to stone.

Thor and Odin Allfather

Thor and Odin Allfather on Asguard

The Nine Realms are nearly at peace. Heimdall opens the Bifrost, Thor returns to Asguard.  He reports to Allfather, Vanaheim is secure as are Nornheim and Ria.

The first time since the Bifrost was destroyed that the Nine Realms are at peace. He still misses Jane Foster.

Lady Sif talks to Thor in a pub on Asguard.

Darcy and Jane

Darcy and Jane at the warehouse

London – Jane Foster is on an awkward date. Darcy shows up and informs her about her equipment is going crazy again. Erik agrees. Jane ends the date and goes with Darcy to check it out.

Dr. Erik Selvig, an astrophysicists, was naked while demonstrating test equipment to the public at Stonehinge.

In an abandoned warehouse, kids discover weird phenomenons, a truck that floats in air and a staircase into another dimension. The kids show the events to Jane , Darcy, and her Intern. Jane is sucked into the other dimension, a creepy place, for more than five hours.

Speaking Elven language, the Aether awakens Malekith, the convergence returns.

Heimdall

Heimdall

Heimdall watches over the stars. He sends Thor to Earth to see Jane. Heimdall brought Thor and Jane back to Asguard.

Svartalfheim – Malekith speaks elven language. He swears vengeance on Asguardeans.

Jane Foster has a huge energy field within her. It will lead to her death if not removed.

According to Odin, the relic that lies within Jane Foster predates the universe itself. It defends itself against touch.

The Nine Realms are not eternal. Before the Nine Realms, the Dark Elves rained absolute supreme.

Malekith and Elf demon

Dark Elf and Malekith

Odin tells Thor about Malekith, the leader of the Dark Elves and his weapon, the Aether. It is fluid and ever changing, changing matter into dark matter. It seeks out host bodies drawing strength from their lives. Malekith sought to use the Aether’s power to return the universe to darkness.

The Aether is in Jane Foster. Odin does not know how to remove it from her body.

Asguard under attack

Asguard under attack by Elven invaders

An invader arrives in Asguard with soldiers. The alien attacks and causes a prison break.

Asguard is under alien attack, flying craft from the air. Heimdall tries to put up the shield over the city, the aliens bring it down.

Dark Elves attack along with Malekith.

Odin's wife hides Jane

Odin’s wife hides Jane from Malekith

Malekith and his warriors killed Odin’s wife knowing she possess the Aether. Thor and Odin prevent them from taking Jane.

As with their customs, she is cremated; her spirit goes into the heavens.

On Earth, according to Dr. Erik Selvig, the universe rotates on a 5,000 year cycle, everything is connected, all nine realms, the convergence.

Thor wants to move Jane to a remote area of Asguard, much to his companions concern and objection. He turns to Loki for help. They flee in an Elven spacecraft and fly into Malekith’s land.

The Aether is overpowering Jane, slowly. Thor, Jane, and Loki meet Malekith and his Elven soldiers on the dark mountains.

Loki stabs Thor with a dagger, cuts off his hand, and turns over Jane to Malekith.

Thor: The Dark World (2013) Blu-ray Screenshot

Malekith removes the Aether from Jane’s body

Malekith pulls the Aether from Jane’s body, it’s a spirit.

All an illusion by Loki, Thor’s plan, Thor destroys the Aether.

Or so he thinks? It reforms and flows into Malekith.

Loki diesLoki dies fighting the elf demon.

In a nearby cave on Asguard, Jane receives a call on her cell phone from Richard on Earth. “How am I getting service here?” She realizes that she and Thor are at the other end of the dimension that they discovered in the abandoned warehouse on Earth. The items that the kids tossed and did not return are there in the cave.

Thor and Jane at warehouse

Thor and Jane back at the warehouse, on Earth

Thor and Jane walked through the portal and were instantly transported to the warehouse on Earth, again.

During a meeting with Dr. Erik Selvig, Jane, Thor, Darcy, and her Intern, Erik figures out the center of power of the convergence, Greenwich. Malekith will fire the Aether there, he believes. They’re on their way to Greenwich.

Malekith arrives in an Elven spacecraft at Greenwich.

Thor and Malekith fight in GreenwichThor and Malekith battle in downtown Greenwich. Darcy, Jane, Erik, and the Intern set up Erik’s equipment.

They have seven minutes before the convergence is fully complete.

The convergence begins, Thor is miles away without his Thunder Hammer.

Malekith back in dark worldJane sent Malekith back to his dark world with Erik’s device. Using the same device, Erik sent the spacecraft back, it lands on Malekith.

Thor went back to Asguard and speaks to his father, Odin. He does not wish to be king.

Odin’s legacy, one son who wants the throne too much. One son will not take it.

Thor leaves his father’s presence without his blessing.

Loki on the throneIt was Loki in disguise, an illusion of Loki’s. He’s alive, now ruler of Asguard, as Odin, on the throne.

The End.

Thor - The Dark World, with LokiIt seems Auguard’s future is uncertain to say the least; almost certainly Loki will cause chaos as a king in disguise.

Can’t wait for the next movie.

My rating: 4.5 stars

May good fortune guide your path.

J.A. Ireland

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