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Thor: The Dark World,
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When "Thor" was released a few years ago I wasn't that concerned about seeing it - as a kid Thor was never amongst my top Marvel titles. But I went to see it anyway, just really to "complete the set" of films seen.
I was massively surprised by how good Thor was - so obviously went to see The Dark World on it's UK release date.
Whilst I didn't think this sequel was as good, it's still a very fine Marvel film!
The scenes on Asgard are, at times, breathtaking - particularly when the Dark Elves begin their assault.
Yes, the first 30-45 minutes are very slow - almost boring at times - but after that the films flies from exotic location to exotic location (including London obviously!) and things really pick up towards the final battle scenes.
Jane Foster is, again,a fairly weak link - but essential to the plot.
And I was particulary happy to see Heimdell feature more prominently this time - he has an awesome scene when the Dark Elves first attack and he takes down one of their ships single handed.
All in all pretty good acting, good special effects and some heroes to cheer for and some baddies to boo - it's a Marvel film after all - it does what it says on the tin and it does it pretty well. Whilst maybe not one of the best it still more than deserves it's place in the Marvel blu-ray collection...which is exactly where it will be heading when it's released!