Thor: The Dark World

Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. 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.
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Film Cast:

  • Thor Odinson: Chris Hemsworth
  • Jane Foster: Natalie Portman
  • Loki: Tom Hiddleston
  • Odin: Anthony Hopkins
  • Malekith: Christopher Eccleston
  • Sif: Jaimie Alexander
  • Fandral: Zachary Levi
  • Volstagg: Ray Stevenson
  • Hogun: Tadanobu Asano
  • Heimdall: Idris Elba
  • Frigga: Rene Russo
  • Algrim / Kurse: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Darcy Lewis: Kat Dennings
  • Erik Selvig: Stellan Skarsgård
  • Eir: Alice Krige
  • Tyr: Clive Russell
  • Ian Boothby: Jonathan Howard
  • John: Ramone Morgan
  • Navid: Obada Alassadi
  • Maddie: Imaan Chentouf
  • Volstagg’s Wife: Claire Brown
  • Volstagg’s Child #1: Henry Calcutt
  • Volstagg’s Child #2: Ava Caton
  • Volstagg’s Child #3: Abbie McCann
  • Desk Officer: Thomas Arnold
  • Stonehenge TV News Reporter: Sam Swainsbury
  • Sad Child: Connor Donaghey
  • Student: Royce Pierreson
  • Woman on Platform: Annabel Norbury
  • Wench #1: Sophie Cosson
  • Richard: Chris O’Dowd
  • Police Officer #1: Justin Edwards
  • Police Officer #2: Gruffudd Glyn
  • Einherjar Lieutenant: Richard Brake
  • Stan Lee: Stan Lee
  • Steve Scott: Steve Scott
  • Einherjar Guard: Brett Tucker
  • Nurse: Talulah Riley
  • Asylum Patient: Richard Wharton
  • Bor (uncredited): Tony Curran
  • Loki as Captain America (uncredited): Chris Evans
  • Taneleer Tivan / The Collector (uncredited): Benicio del Toro
  • Carina (uncredited): Ophelia Lovibond
  • Jane Foster stand-in (uncredited): Elsa Pataky
  • Police Officer (uncredited): Joe Cash

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Priscilla John
  • Costume Design: Wendy Partridge
  • Casting: Sarah Halley Finn
  • Makeup Designer: Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou
  • Makeup Artist: Christopher Allen Nelson
  • Screenplay: Christopher Markus
  • Screenplay: Stephen McFeely
  • Original Music Composer: Brian Tyler
  • Comic Book: Stan Lee
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Executive Producer: Nigel Gostelow
  • Makeup Artist: Debbie Zoller
  • Art Direction: Julian Ashby
  • Producer: Kenneth Branagh
  • Additional Camera: David Worley
  • Editor: Dan Lebental
  • Story: Robert Rodat
  • Comic Book: Jack Kirby
  • Comic Book: Larry Lieber
  • In Memory Of: Don Payne
  • Makeup Artist: Michael F. Blake
  • Director of Photography: Kramer Morgenthau
  • Executive Producer: Louis D’Esposito
  • Director: Alan Taylor
  • Executive Producer: Alan Fine
  • Executive Producer: Victoria Alonso
  • Thanks: Jeremy Latcham
  • Set Decoration: John Bush
  • Executive Producer: Craig Kyle
  • Screenplay: Christopher L. Yost
  • Makeup Artist: Allan A. Apone
  • Stunts: Damion Poitier
  • Art Direction: Mike Stallion
  • Thanks: Nate Moore
  • Supervising Art Director: Ray Chan
  • Thanks: Stephen Broussard
  • Script Supervisor: Samantha C. Kirkeby
  • Hairstylist: Marcelle Genovese
  • Thanks: Walt Simonson
  • Stunt Coordinator: Wayne Dalglish
  • Thanks: Sal Buscema
  • Thanks: Brad Winderbaum
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Michael Mooney
  • Costume Assistant: Heidi McQueen-Prentice
  • Makeup Department Head: Douglas Noe
  • Costume Supervisor: Ken Crouch
  • Art Direction: Thomas Brown
  • Art Direction: Jordan Crockett
  • Art Direction: Mark Swain
  • Costume Illustrator: Christian Cordella
  • Makeup Artist: Monica MacDonald
  • Hairstylist: Lizzie Lawson
  • Art Department Coordinator: Jennifer Bowes
  • Editor: Wyatt Smith
  • Costumer: Joshua Coleman
  • Key Makeup Artist: Ned Neidhardt
  • Still Photographer: Jay Maidment
  • Art Direction: Matthew Robinson
  • Camera Operator: John Gamble
  • Gaffer: John Higgins
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Jeremy Braben
  • Wigmaker: Alex Rouse
  • Set Costumer: Alejandro M. Hernandez
  • Hairstylist: Angelo Vannella
  • Aerial Director of Photography: John Marzano
  • Gaffer: David Sinfield
  • Steadicam Operator: Pete Cavaciuti
  • Camera Operator: Des Whelan
  • Rigging Gaffer: Wayne Leach
  • Hair Department Head: Merribelle Anderson
  • Visual Effects Editor: Chris O’Connell
  • Set Costumer: Gia Jimenez
  • Costumer: Cécile van Dijk
  • Costume Illustrator: Jerad Marantz
  • Hair Department Head: Charlotte Parker
  • Art Direction: Hayley Easton Street
  • Makeup Artist: Jessica Brooks
  • Makeup & Hair: Annette Field
  • Script Supervisor: Cathy Doubleday
  • Compositors: Erik Classen
  • Hairstylist: Ferdinando Merolla
  • Compositors: Brian N. Bentley
  • Visual Effects: James Baker
  • Hairstylist: Alexis Continente
  • Makeup Artist: Eva Marieges Moore
  • Makeup Artist: Robb Crafer
  • Costumer: John Voght
  • Hair Designer: Luca Vannella
  • Camera Operator: Peter Batten
  • Camera Operator: Derek Walker
  • Associate Producer: Jamie Christopher
  • Makeup & Hair: Barbara Taylor
  • Associate Producer: David J. Grant
  • Makeup Artist: Nicky Knowles
  • Gaffer: Steve Costello
  • Costumer: Gaia Cozzi
  • Set Costumer: Jacqueline Shulman
  • Rigging Grip: Jose F. Barrios
  • Makeup Artist: Charlie Hounslow
  • Set Costumer: Nigel Hyams
  • Hairstylist: Nicola Mount
  • Makeup Artist: Malwina Suwinska
  • Hair Supervisor: Andrea Finch
  • Costume Assistant: Brigitta Barkó
  • Key Grip: Bob Leitelt
  • Steadicam Operator: Brian W. Nordheim
  • Key Costumer: Timothy A. Wonsik
  • Hairstylist: Fiona Lobo-Cranston
  • Lighting Technician: Paul Kelly
  • Conceptual Illustrator: Andy Park
  • Makeup Artist: Sophia Knight
  • Hairstylist: Hanna Canfor
  • Costume Illustrator: Darrell Warner
  • Key Grip: Gary Hymns
  • Post Production Coordinator: Adam Cole
  • Lighting Technician: George Bird
  • Art Department Assistant: Kevin Timon Hill
  • Electrician: Mike Farr
  • Script Supervisor: Jane Burrows
  • Stunts: Sian Milne
  • Makeup Artist: Sally Collins
  • Costume Assistant: Penny McDonald
  • Key Costumer: Anthony Brookman
  • Line Producer: Ivan Lam
  • Art Direction: Adriaan Engelbrecht
  • Electrician: Dan Smith
  • Electrician: Billy Dunn
  • Electrician: Terry Robb
  • Makeup Artist: Eileen Kastner-Delago
  • Electrician: Billy Gamble
  • Storyboard Designer: Rick Newsome
  • Lighting Programmer: Stephen Mathie
  • Costume Coordinator: Birgitta Fredlund
  • Electrician: Mike Parsons
  • Costume Illustrator: Warren Holder
  • Makeup Artist: Hiromi Ando
  • Epk Camera Operator: Jeremy Emerman
  • VFX Artist: Mike Stillwell
  • Gaffer: Lee Spencer
  • Set Costumer: Kim Shek
  • Costume Assistant: Sonia Booth
  • Costume Assistant: Tommy Blunkell
  • Set Costumer: Kurt J. Blackwell
  • Electrician: Matthew Martin
  • Costume Assistant: Emma Bevan
  • Hairstylist: Dean Banowetz
  • Lighting Technician: Conor Finlay
  • Makeup Artist: Kela Wong
  • Visual Effects Technical Director: Anup Kulkarni
  • Costumer: Alice Speak
  • Gaffer: Annabelle Nutt
  • Textile Artist: Mauricio Carneiro
  • Art Department Coordinator: Danielle Levesque
  • Hairstylist: Madlen Mierzwiak
  • Lighting Technician: Eric Arnold Cortez
  • Art Department Coordinator: Amy Hill
  • Electrician: Dominic Aronin
  • Electrician: Aldo Camilleri
  • Electrician: Charlie Euston
  • Electrician: Gary Moore
  • Electrician: Stuart Sheppard
  • Electrician: Paul Surgison
  • Gaffer: Brendon Phillips
  • Lighting Programmer: Simon Baker
  • Lighting Technician: Dave Moss
  • Lighting Technician: Thomas Royal
  • Lighting Technician: Ian Sinfield
  • Lighting Technician: Bernard Cistrunk
  • Lighting Technician: Andrew Clarke
  • Rigging Grip: Denise Brady
  • Rigging Grip: Brian Deutsch
  • Techno Crane Operator: Brett Folk
  • Script Coordinator: Bethan Lloyd
  • Script Supervisor: Stanley Chan Wan Sze
  • Contact Lens Technician: Beth Hyland
  • Hairstylist: Giuliano Mariano
  • Makeup Artist: Gemma Curran
  • Makeup Artist: Nikki Magee
  • Makeup Artist: Pascale Recher
  • Prosthetic Makeup Artist: Eloise Waymouth
  • Wigmaker: Barney Nikolic
  • Costume Assistant: Michael Bevis
  • Costume Assistant: Sarah Brest
  • Costume Assistant: Martin Clarke
  • Costume Assistant: Lynsey Harris
  • Costume Assistant: Sophie Hutton
  • Costume Assistant: Ashwin Makan
  • Costume Assistant: Charlotte Sadler
  • Costumer: Jessica Lawless
  • Costumer: Emma Brassfield
  • Key Set Costumer: Dougie Hawkes
  • Set Costumer: Jason Airey
  • Textile Artist: Sadie Tilbury
  • Textile Artist: Berel-Anne Evans
  • Thanks: Olivier Coipel
  • VFX Artist: Adrien Flanquart
  • Stunts: Joe Cash
  • Storyboard Artist: Jane Wu

Movie Reviews:

  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: There have been plenty of movies based on classical cartoon superheroes that have been poorly implemented and with a lousy story. Luckily this one is not one of those. This was really a very enjoyable movie and I liked this movie a lot better than the first Thor movie which I felt was mostly silly.

    This one has a story which was rather okay and held somewhat together. You have to remember that this is a comic book hero and the story is on that level of course. The special effects and the scenery is really nice as well. The views of Asgard is cool, almost breathtaking.

    Anthony Hopkins was excellent as Odin or Oden has he is called in Sweden, my country of birth. Tom Hiddleston is also very good in his role although I have to say that I really do not like his role but then he is supposed to be one of the bad guys so… Chris Hemsworth is good enough in his role but I would say that he is really the weakest ones in terms of acting.

    The movie is liberally sprinkled with jokes as well and, thankfully, most of them are not too bad. Although a bit silly I have to say that I did laugh when Thor politely hung Mjölnir on the clothes rack in the apartment with Darcy and Dr. Selvig.

    On the whole I enjoyed this movie tremendously.

  • Andres Gomez: More of the same. Predecible non elaborated script and with a total lack of sense of humor.

    The FX are, again, OK, but the feeling of swords, axes, armors and helmets is of cheap plastic.

  • DoryDarko: Watching Thor: The Dark World tonight, I got the feeling that Hollywood might have finally figured it out. In theory, a sequel should always surpass its predecessor, although as we all know, many have tried and famously failed. But a new trend seems to finally be breaking through. X2 was better than X-Men. Spider-Man 2 was better than the first. And now that I’ve seen it, I can tell you Thor: The Dark World… is better than Thor. (And the fact that these are all Marvel productions, that’s food for anther discussion.)

    I thoroughly enjoyed Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, when I only saw it for the first time just this spring. In fact, I watched it again the same week. Which is saying enough to imply that my hopes were high for the sequel. So I was really looking forward to tonight and I was not disappointed.

    Thor 2 was helmed by a different director, Alan Taylor, which typically always spells trouble in my book when they change the director, but I take my hat off to him. What I admire is that he managed to capture the tone that Branagh set in the first film flawlessly – even perfected it in a way. He brings to the table a duality which almost never works successfully in any film, but here, does so perfectly: Taylor made Thor 2 notably darker, yet at the same time more humorous. I take my hat off to the writers as well – they put in a ton of great jokes, all at the exactly right moment. Had this been done even a fraction less tactfully, the film would have sunk like a bag of bricks, like so many others have. I found myself (and the audience) laughing my butt off one moment, and feeling very serious and engaged with the on-screen emotions the next. Even when it happened abruptly, it still never felt inappropriate. Now that’s good entertainment. Two thumbs up.

    The actors all wear their roles like a custom-made suit. It’s obvious that Chris Hemsworth has really grown into his character, third time around. This guy IS Thor, hands down. The same goes for all the other actors, they were all perfectly comfortable in their roles and respective environments. The one that intrigued me most, however, was Loki – personified absolutely magnificently by Tom Hiddleston. Much like Hemsworth, it seems he was born to play this role. He captures all the slyness, all the arrogance and all the torment of a man almost unable to bear the weight of his own ego in a single flicker in his eyes. And then that grin… Perfection. The way Hiddleston plays Loki is strangely captivating. You know he’s totally wicked and cannot be trusted, yet at the same time you can’t help but really like him – you might even end up rooting for this guy, and I’m not sure many other actors would have managed this.

    All the special effects were as good as one should expect them to be these days. I have nothing much to say there, except that it was all terrifically eye-pleasing, and Asgard looked even more beautiful than before. It was all convincing and very well done.

    Still, I have not completely explained why T:TDW is better than the first. Actually, I might not fully be able to. It’s mostly a feeling. As much as I was entertained the first time, I was even more entertained now. It was more action-packed, more exciting, darker and it just had a great deal more adrenaline.

    The only thing that I think was weaker in this film, was the character of Jane Foster. Her character was just less interesting, kind of blank. I actually don’t remember much of her at all, except that she slapped Thor a couple of times and she had all this creepy stuff coming out of her… Also she was somewhat of a damsel-in-distress most of the time with the look of a scared kitten on her face, and that’s not exactly how we like to see our ladies nowadays. It’s so common to see women being perfectly independent now, that it’s a little weird to see a grown woman with “three degrees in physics” (as Darcy so poignantly points out) scared and shivering like a little girl. Most of the time, Natalie Portman just didn’t carry her scenes very strongly, and that’s strange coming from such a fine actress. So maybe one of the actors was actually a little out of place after all, thinking about it.

    Having said that, that’s pretty much my only complaint. Every other element in this film was very solid, the story was very good and they absolutely nailed the pacing. Those two hours went by in the blink of a eye.

    Thor: The Dark World is wonderfully entertaining and a definite must-see for every Marvel fan. In fact – at the risk of enraging the Marvel Gods – this might just be pretty stiff competition to X-Men… Watch out Wolverine, I think I have a new favorite superhero.
    _(November 2013)_

  • Gimly: **A long format review from 2013**

    Despite a virtually non-existent (comparatively) promotional campaign for Marvel’s latest effort, Thor: The Dark World has crushed its competition box-office-wise. Though receiving less critical acclaim than Captain Phillips or Gravity, it did clean up in the finance department.

    I’ve made no secret of the fact that in the MCU, my favourite Avenger is Thor, so a new film was always going to be an easy ticket from me. And I can’t work out if that bias is making me more critical of the film because I care so much, or less because I’m just happy it got made? I’ll try to be as above board as possible.

    Thor 2 is a spectacle, make no mistake. It has the appropriate mix of explosions, attractive people, monsters, humour, fighting, mesmerising visuals, sweet symbolism and heart-wrenching sorrow that can be expected from a decent super hero film. But beyond that, it doesn’t really have much.

    I know it sounds like it has a lot, and it honestly does, but I just couldn’t help feeling in a quite a number of moments that the thing felt hurried. Maybe if there wasn’t such a mad rush to get a Thor sequel out by the end of 2013, they could have spent a little more time fleshing out and filling in the script (not that it’s a short movie, I mean the pre-production feels rushed) and better utilising director Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, Rome, Carnivale). There was a hint of the generic, amongst this otherwise splendid film.

    73%

    -Gimly

  • tmdb44006625: Thor: The Dark World represents all of the MCU’s worst tendencies: shoehorned humour at the expense of good scenes, a cookie cutter underdeveloped villain, and an over reliance on big outlandish explosions. It doesn’t help that the story is also convoluted and lame, made even worse because it introduces the second infinity stone.

    All in all, Thor: The Dark World is not a terrible movie. It’s just far more cliché than its predecessors, and that’s disappointing.

  • Justin Lopez: I don’t understand all the hate surrounding this movie. I loved every bit of it and somehow, to me, it feels like this was even better than its predecessor. Better CGI, a darker, sci-fi fantasy plot and improved action sequences make it a truly great sequel to the first film.
  • LoganWright: Action sequences aside, this movie was a great sequel to the first film. So much character development for Thor and I just love how he reunites with the crew from “Thor,” especially with Jane.
  • BradleyStewart: One of the first Marvel movies I watched and though I don’t know a lot yet about him, I can say that Chris Hemsworth plays Thor quite well.
  • Jane Hall: Not as good as the first one. I had my hopes up the whole time as I was able to enjoy the first one, but I guess it really is true that sequels always do worse than the originals.
  • JessieCollins: Not as Thor-y as the first one but definitely gives Thor some character development which, let’s all agree, he needs in order for him to establish better his role as one of the main heroes in The Avengers.
  • John Smith: Didn’t enjoy it as much as the first one but watched it for the sake of keeping up with the timeline and making sure I wasn’t missing any information critical to understanding the next Avengers movie coming out.
  • 1RobertJohnson1: Although acting was solid and the production value was still through the roof, I wasn’t able to enjoy the movie. Probably because everything else sucked.
  • MichaelWilliams: What happened to the deep story and intelligence that was portrayed in the first Thor film?
  • WilliamJones: If you’re wondering why Thor: The Dark World is a title you’re not familiar with, it’s because you should just stay away from it.
  • DavidBrown1: Boring,a typical plot of everyone else just relying on the main superhero to save the day.
  • JosephWilson: Just stay away from this film. You’d be wasting your time. Mindless, boring plot with lazy writing.
  • richardmiller: You can clearly see that they got lazy with the writing on this one. Big insult to superhero fans and just Thor in general.
  • ThomasMoore: Marvel flopped! Probably their worst film for 2013. It was annoying and everything was just all over the place!
  • JeffreyYoung: Still not a bad film. I personally enjoyed it more than the first Thor movie, but still not comparable to other Marvel films.
  • JacobKing1: The main villain was not that great but I don’t think that destroyed the entire movie. There were still some great scenes and the storyline wasn’t all that bad.
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