It’s a grim time for big-screen superheroes. Rebooted versions of Superman and Spider-Man both have daddy issues. Tony Stark has PTSD. Wolverine kinda wants to die. So it’s a relief to watch Thor: The Dark World , which is the lightest, funniest superhero movie in ages. Let a thunder-god show you how to make a joyful noise. Advertisement Minor spoilers ahead… Actually, if you’re worried about being spoiled for Thor 2 , the clips below (all released by the studio) give away much, much more than this review will. I’m including them because they give a flavor of what this film is like. Ostensibly, Thor: The Dark World is about a Dark Elf named Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) who wants to extinguish all light in the universe because he’s still pissed about the Big Bang or something. (This is the highest stakes of any Marvel film thus far.) Thor’s grandfather stopped him back in the day, but now he’s back. The relationships that anchor Thor But really, Thor 2 is about two relationships: Thor and his step-brother Loki, and Thor and his physicist girlfriend Jane Foster. Pretty much the whole film revolves around Thor’s interaction with those two people in his… Read full this story
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