Movie Review: Thor The Dark World

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Thor: The Dark World (aka Thor 2, aka why bother with these long ass titles no one will recall years later) is a nice installment in the Avengers superhero series. The flick was directed by Alan Taylor, who is slated to direct a new Terminator and has worked in TV up until this point. His credits include Game of Thrones and Sex and the City. I’m actually pretty impressed by that as the film looks amazing.

To 3D or not to 3D, that is the question? Thor 2 was converted to 3D, not filmed in it. Some scenes looked nicely dimensional but I don’t think that seeing it in 3D is a must.

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The cast, which includes all of the main characters from the first Thor, is fantastic. I’ve read that some thought that Kat Dennings was used too much. I’m confused as to how there can be too much Kat Dennings.

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The plot involves random portals that just pop up bridging worlds, which is pretty eye catching. The baddie is a freakin evil elf (Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston but you can’t really spot him under the makeup/prosthetics). An elf might not sound scary but these elves look as though they’ve escaped from hell. Good job!

So there’s a feud between these elves and Thor’s dad, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), as well as that whole fabric of reality ripping apart to displace folks from other worlds thing going on. This makes for a lot of great action sequences.

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While watching the first Thor I think that many of us thought, hey, what’s Asgard (Thor’s home planet) like? Now we know, it’s like the middle ages. There’s fighting and feasting and existentialism?

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Well Thor is a bit broody in the beginning of this flick as he misses that hot scientist Jane (Natalie Portman), whom he met two years ago. WTF man? Yes, this movie does take place two years after the first. Apparently Thor totally never contacted her at all. That’s bullshit, okay. I write a dude off FOREVER after 3-4 weeks of not hearing from him. Don’t give me that viking crap, I’m pretty sure that even in the dark ages warriors tried to see their women every few months.

Okay, I must calm down. No wait, Loki’s in jail and his dad is still a prick. But at least his hair still looks fab, even when he can’t gel it down.

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No, I don’t want to give too much away. There are a couple of twists. Hey, Loki’s a trickster man, we know this. There are also a couple of funny and interesting cameos plus the prerequisite one by Stan Lee.

Even without being able to tell you much without ruining it, if you enjoyed the first Thor then go see this sequel. You’ll most likely enjoy it. I know I did.

You want reasons? Cool special effects, check. Tom Hiddleston in handcuffs, check.

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2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth
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Movie Rundown: May 2011-includes a mini review of Thor

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photos via the official Thor 2 Facebook

2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: My Favorite Costumes

So we’ve established that yes, the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con was awesome. One of my favorite parts of any convention that I’ve ever attended are checking out all of the great costumes or cosplayers, if you will. Since we were press (I know, it’s weird to think about) and we had a lot to do I didn’t get as many shots as I otherwise would have. However the pics I did get I am definitely jazzed about.

when I saw the hottest Loki in attendance I had to ask for a pic
Hot Donna with Harley Quinn
Mario and Luigi? We both had to get in on that.
When I saw these 4 lovely ladies I jumped in on a photo someone else was taking but they said it was okay.
& the next day I accosted Poison Ivy again because her costume rocks!
in the original costume (before Captain America becomes famous), hells to the yeah!
This dude was doing Nicholson's '89 Joker & he was in character!
When I find a group of young men with light sabers I can't help myself.
for someone who doesn't watch Doctor Who my sister was unnaturally attracted to the TARDIS (I don't watch it either, I just spend way too much time online)

The DeLorean from Back to the Future was there & for a small fee of $20 you could get a pic either inside or standing on the hoverboard to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, very cool

Press passes to the convention were provided to both Hot Donna & myself gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World.
The next Wizard World Comic Con takes place in Chicago this August. For more info on their upcoming cons please visit the Wizard World site.

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2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: An Exclusive Interview with Amber Benson
2012 Wizard World Philly Comic Con: Thor Panel with Chris Hemsworth

Movie Review: The Avengers


Please enjoy my video review of Marvel’s The Avengers.

(photos via The Official Avengers Facebook page)

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Movie Rundown: May 2011-includes my initial review of Thor
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Hot Donna’s Top 5 Season 2 Angel Episodes
May Movie Flowers-includes my initial thoughts on Iron Man 2
Movie Quotes: Due Date-starring Robert Downey Jr.
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