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This is not a good action movie. The Big Bad is boring, The Hero does something stupid (again! although admittedly it was more thought out and done with good intentions), and the plot is contrived. Chris Hemsworth makes for a very convincing Action Hero and Natalie Portman an Adorkable and actually useful Love Interest, but not to the point that they can carry a movie.

But that doesn't mean it's unwatchable. Remember, I said it is not a good ACTION movie.

You see, Thor: The Dark World is a comedy. Yes, seriously, a movie about a big muscly guy swinging a hammer at baddies with the fate of the known universe at stake is actually a comedy; don't be fooled, it's just masquerading as an action movie. And now for the REAL stars of the show, Tom Hiddleston and Kat Dennings (I would list one more, but I prefer not to put spoilers in reviews)! These two are the actual reason for watching the movie, delivering one-liner after one-liner and breathing humorous life into what might have been a plodding.....non-comedy. Many of Hiddleston's scenes made myself and the rest of the audience LOL. (It is a shame that Hiddleston and Dennings don't share any scenes together, I'd actually pay money to see that.) The writers also throw a few one-liners to Chris Hemsworth and Alexander Skarsgard as well. And the climax of the film was great, I actually LOL the entire time through watching the climactic battle.....er, I mean, end-of-movie gags...funniest I've seen in a long time.
Reminds me of how the first movie was a chick flick masquerading as an action movie.
comment #22076 ArkadyDarell 17th Nov 13
Interesting, because most people have found Iron Man 3 to be an Action-Comedy and yet this movie comes off as what you said.
comment #22077 despoa 17th Nov 13
Iron man 3 was an action movie with a cast which could make it funny. This one I think was deliberately trying to be funny from square one.

comment #22085 fenrisulfur 18th Nov 13
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