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DIRECTOR Alan Taylor
CAST Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Christopher Eccleston

Thor takes up his mighty hammer yet again to save the World and all its Nine Realms. With his scheming brother Loki and his earthly paramour Jane they clash with Malekith and his dark elves in the skies above Greenwich. Taylor (Game of Thrones) has directed a grand and pacey sequel where some of the best jokes are cracked in the midst of battle. Enormously entertaining.  (2013 USA 112 minutes)

BBFC advice: Contains moderate fantasy violence
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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, 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 embarkon 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.

This is a deeply silly, extremely noisy and sometimes impenetrable action movie that’s drowning in CGI, wild overacting and mullets. And it’s enormously entertaining… Hiddleston is campy and treacherous, Hemsworth is puppy-dog keen and there’s a nice line in knowing jokery clearly inspired by Joss Whedon’s script for The Avengers… It’s when the action gets going that The Dark World scores points over the original. This is a grander, pacier film crammed with sprawling prog-rock landscapes, masked elf armies and giant spaceships over Greenwich. And if the wormhole-hopping battle scenes do get a bit eye-frazzlingly and brain-bendingly convoluted, the best advice is just to buckle up and go with it. Tom Huddleston, Time Out

UK RELEASE 30 October 2013
RUNNING TIME 112 minutes

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