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.
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