History YMMV / ThorTheDarkWorld

19th Jul '17 7:35:34 AM Rotide
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** Patty Jenkins leaving the project that would become one of the worst-reviewed films of the MCU, only to go on to direct [[WonderWoman2017 the first critically successful DCEU film.]]
10th Jul '17 12:58:01 PM AlternativeCola
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** Erik Selvig was liked just fine in the first movie and ''The Avengers'', but that was mainly because he could be serious in addition to comical. Here he devolves into almost pure comic relief territory that many felt unnecessary and annoying. Helping matters is Selvig receiving a far smaller amount of screentime in comparison to the first movie, only approaching his original characterisation at the end of the film, but even that is undermined by the film still having Selvig act like a fool. Worse still, Selvig is repeatedly stated to have suffered a nervous breakdown after what Loki did to him, yet none of his fragile mental health is treated seriously and is entirely PlayedForLaughs. Thankfully, he's back to normal by ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.

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** Erik Selvig was liked just fine in the first movie and ''The Avengers'', but that was mainly because he could be serious in addition to comical. Here he devolves into almost pure comic relief territory that many felt unnecessary and annoying. Helping matters is Selvig receiving a far smaller amount of screentime in comparison to the first movie, only approaching his original characterisation at the end of the film, but even that is undermined by the film still having Selvig act like a fool. Worse still, Selvig is repeatedly stated to have suffered a nervous breakdown after what Loki did to him, yet none of his fragile mental health is treated seriously and is entirely PlayedForLaughs. Thankfully, [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap he's back to normal normal]] by ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.
10th Jul '17 12:55:02 PM AlternativeCola
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** Excluding [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Betty Ross]], Jane Foster possibly has the least amount of fans for a heroic female character in the MCU for her [[StrangledByTheRedString unbelievable]] romance with Thor that [[RomanticPlotTumor brought down the story]] and negatively affects the quality of the film, and also flattened her own character, keeping her entertainingly pathological obsession with her research from the last movie to a minimum in favor of her relationship drama. The fact that a lot of other interesting characters and plot points from the comic was [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter short-changed]] in exchange for her did ''not'' help. Also not helping her cause is that, to some fans, Jane is simply not that interesting as a character, particularly in this movie. As said above, this ''could'' have been completely avoided by giving her love of science an emphasis, but Selvigg is given nearly all of the scientific importance instead, leaving Jane with almost nothing.

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** Excluding [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk Betty Ross]], Jane Foster possibly has the least amount of fans for a heroic female character in the MCU for her [[StrangledByTheRedString unbelievable]] romance with Thor that [[RomanticPlotTumor brought down the story]] and negatively affects the quality of the film, and also flattened her own character, keeping her entertainingly pathological obsession with her research from the last movie to a minimum in favor of her relationship drama. The fact that a lot of other interesting characters and plot points from the comic was [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter short-changed]] in exchange for her did ''not'' help. Also not helping her cause is that, to some fans, Jane is simply not that interesting as a character, particularly in this movie. As said above, this ''could'' have been completely avoided by giving her love of science an emphasis, but Selvigg is given nearly all of the scientific importance instead, leaving Jane with almost nothing. Even Natalie Portman herself [[CreatorBacklash wasn't happy]] with her character's portrayal in the film and actually considered departing after Patty Jenkins' departure as director, hence why she doesn't reprise her role in ''Film/ThorRagnarok''.
18th Jun '17 9:33:46 AM Peridonyx
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Nice as it is to see the star-crossed lovers, uh... ''cross the stars'' and get together after all, Odin and Loki have a point: his relationship with Jane is eventually going to expose Thor to heartbreak, in a mere 70 years or less. No matter which way you cut it, the relationship with Jane is doomed to fail, whether Thor likes it or not.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Nice as it is to see the star-crossed lovers, uh... ''cross the stars'' and get together after all, Odin and Loki have a point: his relationship with Jane is eventually going to expose Thor to heartbreak, in a mere 70 years or less. No matter which way you cut it, the relationship with Jane is doomed to fail, whether Thor likes it or not. [[note]]Granted (on an albeit-dark note), TogetherInDeath is always still an option -- according to a similar MayflyDecemberRomance involving a female Asgardian and a male Midgardian in one ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'' issue.[[/note]]
18th Jun '17 9:27:16 AM Peridonyx
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* CounterpartComparison: Fans of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' sometimes compare Malekith to King Sombra in that both are DarkIsEvil {{Reality Warper}}s who sadly have TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter-izations. [[note]]Though Sombra's more of a BaseBreakingCharacter for at least being a uniquely CrazyPrepared NoNonsenseNemesis.[[/note]]
18th May '17 12:36:38 PM Anddrix
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* ActorAllusion: Odin sentences Loki to the confinement of a cell, but he later gets out when Thor goes ConsultingAConvictedKiller. Odin's actor ''[[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs invented that]]''.
18th May '17 12:27:16 PM MadAnthony94
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* ActorAllusion: Odin sentences Loki to the confinement of a cell, but he later gets out when Thor goes ConsultingAConvictedKiller. Odin's actor ''[[Film/SilenceOfTheLambs invented that]]''.
24th Apr '17 8:19:12 AM SorPepita
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** The focus on Thor/Jane and Loki over Malekith and Asgard as a whole- either you ship the pairing and/or love Loki so this film's great for you, or you don't like the two (See below for reasons) and you think Loki's only being shoehorned in because of Hiddleson's popularity with the fans, and thus you don't really like a lot of the film.

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** The focus on Thor/Jane and Loki over Malekith and Asgard as a whole- either you ship the pairing and/or love Loki so this film's great for you, or you don't like the two (See (see below for reasons) and you think Loki's only being shoehorned in because of Hiddleson's Hiddleston's popularity with the fans, and thus you don't really like a lot of the film.



* JustHereForGodzilla : A significant portion of the female demographic admitted that they only wished to see the movie to see Creator/TomHiddleston as Loki again.

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* JustHereForGodzilla : JustHereForGodzilla: A significant portion of the female demographic admitted that they only wished to see the movie to see Creator/TomHiddleston as Loki again.



-->'''Malekith''': You have taken something child. Give it back.

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-->'''Malekith''': You have taken something something, child. Give it back.



* RomanticPlotTumor: Coupled with StrangledByTheRedString, the Thor/Jane subplot takes too much time, and is possibly too high in Thor's priorities and takes over the plot

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* RomanticPlotTumor: Coupled with StrangledByTheRedString, the Thor/Jane subplot takes too much time, and is possibly too high in Thor's priorities and takes over the plotplot.



* TheUntwist: Everyone, both in- and out-of-universe, expects Loki to betray Thor. And sure enough, it looks like he does...[[spoiler:except it's part of a ploy to get Malekith to draw the Aether out for Thor to destroy it. Ultimately played straight, as he fakes his death and usurps the Throne of Asgard while Thor is on Earth]].

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* TheUntwist: Everyone, both in- and out-of-universe, expects Loki to betray Thor. And sure enough, it looks like he does... [[spoiler:except it's part of a ploy to get Malekith to draw the Aether out for Thor to destroy it. Ultimately played straight, as he fakes his death and usurps the Throne of Asgard while Thor is on Earth]].
30th Nov '16 4:21:43 PM Astatine
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* TooCoolToLive:
** [[spoiler:Frigga the LadyOfWar]]
** [[spoiler: Kurse the demonic juggernaut.]]
5th Nov '16 3:54:26 PM Hjortron18
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** "You must be truly desperate to come to me for help."
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