Welcome to French Toast Sunday’s new feature that is all about YOUR opinions. Talk It Out is designed to generate group discussion on specific movies, general topics and other burning questions plaguing the movie world. We want movie fans to unite and bring with them whatever it is they want to say. Keep reading to join in our discussion topic.
Thor: The Dark World opened to huge box office success (as expected). It proves that people aren’t tired of Marvel’s offerings just yet. It seems to be somewhat divided whether people are bigger fans of the first Thor or this sequel. Review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes says in its consensus: “It may not be the finest film to come from the Marvel Universe, but Thor: The Dark World still offers plenty of the humor and high-stakes action that fans have come to expect.”
Lots of features have gone up about this film in the past few weeks covering everything from ‘what exactly does that one post credits scene mean’ to ‘what does that one post-post credits scene mean’. Check some out here:
Week-long Behind the Scenes Features (Slash Film)
Seven lessons from ‘Thor: The Dark World’s’ box-office success (LA Times)
How ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Did That
Amazing Cameo Scene (Cinema Blend) *light spoilers*
Below you’ll find the film’s trailer and synopsis:
“‘Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.”
Rob and I attended the press screening for the film and both really enjoyed it. We thought that it was much more entertaining than the first Thor film. We talked about all of the things we really liked about the movie and his review really summed it up. He writes a bit on how this film builds on the ones coming before it in The Avengers Phase One:
“This was a good time to release a sequel to Thor because of Loki’s position after The Avengers. Perhaps it is because I have watched The Avengers a couple times since it left theaters, but Loki’s attack on Earth is still fresh in my mind. His snark also fills a void left by Thor’s serious attitude that was originally relieved by some of the other Avengers. This puts him in a good spot as someone you root for during the movie despite his questionable motives, adding a lot of depth to the story. “
You can read the rest of Rob’s review here.
Have you seen the film yet or do you want to see it? Did you like it more than Thor or did you think this one was weaker than the first? Wasn’t all that stuff with Loki super cool or are you kind of sick of the Loki-love? Is Phase Two shaping up to be better than Phase One (it’s probably too soon to judge)? Feel free to let us know what you think or even leave a link to your review in the comments if you have already reviewed it on your personal blog.