Movie Review- Thor: The Dark World

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Rating: 31/2/5

“Thor is the guy whom other guys would like to get hammered with, and gals would like to get hammered by!” These words spoken by a fellow blogger have a ring of truth to them, and then some. Agreed, Thor is no Iron Man in his swanky suit and billionaire status, but being next in the line for the throne of Asgard has to count for something, right?

Thor: The Dark World picks up right where Thor and the Avengers left off. The nine realms are in a state of war and chaos due to all that transpired between Thor and his “brother dear” Loki. However, there is a new dark force in town that creeps up on Asgard unawares. Dark Elf Malekith, who was once presumed defeated by Bor, the father of Odin, has once again raised his forces to fight Asgard and revive the ‘weapon’ Aether in order to plunge all of the nine realms into complete and irrevocable darkness. Facing an enemy of such magnitude has left Thor with no option but to seek help from the one person he swore never to trust again- Loki. And then of course there is the tough yet adorable Dr. Jane Frost who has made it her life’s mission to find the man whom she is so in love with; a.k.a Thor.

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Thor: The Dark World is undoubtedly a fitting sequel to Thor which was released in the year 2011. Its funny, tragic, and packed with so much mind-numbing action that it will have you gasping in your seats in no time. Chris Hemsworth is just perfect as Thor, there is not a single person in this universe who would be able to pull off Thor the way he has (unless of course you choose to hold auditions in Gallifrey). Tom Hiddleston as Loki is the one villain whom you cannot help but swoon over. To call him brilliant would be a gross understatement; he is that good. Thor: The Dark World has all the markings of a thrilling and entertaining Marvel movie. With its cliffhanger ending, Thor: The Dark World will have you wondering what the next installment of the Thor series will hold for you. 

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Christopher Eccleston Returns with Thor: The Dark World

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ImageWell, with all the uproar about Peter Capaldi being cast as the Twelfth Doctor, and David Tennant being rated as the most loved Doctor, Christopher Eccleston seems to have fallen into the backdrop. Agreed, he played the Doctor for only one season, he was still a marvelous Ninth Doctor.

I always thought that he was a little underrated for his ‘fantastic’ role as the Doctor, and so you can imagine my happiness when I read that he was to return in Thor: The Dark World as Malekith the villain. I think he is going to make a brilliant villain, what with his stunning piercing gaze and strong jawline, Marvel couldn’t have chosen a better villain.

ImageHere is the trailer to Thor: The Dark World; although Eccleston is not featured in the trailer, his absence is made up for by the cocky and magnificent Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Luther‘s Idris Elba. The movie is scheduled to release by the end of October.

Movie review: Man of Steel

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Ratings: 3/5
Okay, so this review is going to be pretty straightforward, as the movie was pretty straightforward too. The movie has a simple plot, and the premise was similar to so many superhero movies. So basically Man of Steel is a resident of the planet Krypton, and he is born at the epicentre of his planet’s destruction. Sent to planet Earth for his own safety and for the survival of his race, he grows up as a regular child hiding his supernatural powers.

Although he and his human parents are well aware of his extraordinary strength and capabilities, he is forced to shroud them so as to not scare away regular human beings, and ensure his undetected existence. But as all superhero movies must have a villain, Man of Steel does too, and he is no other than the mighty General Zod, who is the commander of the military forces of Krypton. He and Man of Steel’s biological father have fundamental arguments about the destruction of their planet and the survival of their race.

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This is the general plot, and then you can guess the remaining. The bottom line is that an alien comes to planet earth, falls in love with the planet and its people, and when his own race threatens the existence of the human race, he does everything in his power and more to prevent that from happening. I liked how they concentrated on his childhood, and showed the struggles he had been through. It was very realistic, and as a viewer you will be glad that they did not portray something as generic and as pathetic as some typical road-side Romeo who suddenly discovers his powers one fine morning on his way to workplace which would of course be a construction site.

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Henry Cavill very well fits the bill of the troubled and brooding youth with a heavy burden to bear. He is good looking, I will give him that, but he is no Benedict Cumberbatch. Yes, sorry, I had to bring that up (not so sorry actually). Michel Shannon has really outshone himself as the mighty and violent psychopath General Zod. Loki, honey, I am sorry, but your fans are going to look the other way when General Zod walks by now. If you are looking for an entertainer with some breathtaking action sequences, then Man of Steel fits the bill. It is spectacular, quite awe striking, and hopefully, maybe, fingers crossed, he could be added to the Avengers team, if anyone from Marvel is listening in!

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 I know not all of them feature in The Avengers, but a girl can hope, can’t she?