The Dark World

DVD - 2014
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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.

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE T
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternate Title: Dark world


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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

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Mar 03, 2015
  • born1972 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

thor is movie that is decent. a lot of these superhero movies don't seem to hold up on there on they seem to need some of the other chacters. to help them out. this movie no different. they need to change the look of thor's hammer it look so outdated.

Jan 22, 2015
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Just another totally unnecessary and unexpected sequel to another film that HATE humans and LOVES demons period.Yet in real life,humans that are DEMON possessed are eternally more popular than humans that are decent and humble.This real life reality is exactly what this predictive programming promotes.It also promotes so-called attractive females throwing so-called unattractive males under the bus in real life more than ever before disguising this as so-called comedy that really isn't funny at all period,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 16, 2015
  • Dtrasler rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not having been a Marvel or DC reader growing up, I'm happy to appreciate these movies for some light relief and superhero "KAPOW!" action. This film doesn't disappoint, throwing in the expected comedy lines, the betrayals, reversals and ultimate triumph of the good guys.
The thing that bothers me the most about the whole movie though? Odin's magic moving book. Do those pictures reset to the beginning every time you turn the page? Or do they have a to get a new book once they've seen the pictures once? And does someone, I don't know, paint the illustrations with magic paint, or do they turn up like magic? In which case, what's with the stylised pictures, dude? Why not photo-realistic rendering?

Dec 29, 2014
  • JEJUENG rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.


Dec 20, 2014

It has a ok ending

Nov 14, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very surprised that I actually liked it. Entertaining and enjoyable.

Great acting by Chris Hemsworth (Thor). Tom Hiddleston (Loki) brought out Loki's semi-noble, clever, and cunning nature quite well, four and half stars. His humor/annoyance made the film a little bit more lighthearted. And Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) could use a tad more work here and there. Natalie is perfect for this role; she should just up her performance a bit .

The "brother" conflict between Thor and Loki was well thought of, especially towards the end. I'm still unsure of Loki's intentions, though. Can't wait to see the next one!!!

Oct 25, 2014
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this Thor movie better than the first action-wise. The special effects looked really good. I disliked the cussing (most of which is said by Darcy) and the "comedic" nudity (bleh...). However, the dialogue was clever, and I liked how Loki and Thor and Jane all teamed up. And the relationship between Loki and Thor is the best; it's interesting and probably the deepest part of the series. Thor and Loki are the best characters. Overall, a good-enough movie experience. However, the cussing and "comedic" nudity spoiled part of it for me. I hope the next movie will be better.

Sep 26, 2014
  • thequeen13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is awesome. Only because they gave Tom/Loki a bigger role. It probably wouldn't have been that good if you weren't able to see Thor and Loki's "brother issues", but I still would have watched it.

Sep 16, 2014

Missed the comedic undertone of the first film, but thought that Hiddleston killed it in this one and really had room to shine more than the first film.

Sep 06, 2014
  • Man123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I watched the movie

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Nov 11, 2014
  • Muzyka_14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

DARCY: "Um, were those the car keys?"

Oct 25, 2014
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

(Loki) I thought you said you knew how to fly this thing?
(Thor) I said, "How hard can it be?".
(Loki) Well whatever you're doing brother, I suggest you do it faster.
(Thor) Shut up, Loki.

Jun 29, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Jun 29, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Jun 13, 2014

"Who should I disguise myself as? One of your new friends? How about Captain America! Let's have a rousing discussion about truth! Honor! And Justice!"
-Loki to Thor

May 29, 2014
  • Chris2253 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Anyone else?"

May 12, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Odin: One son who doesn't want the throne, another who wanted it too much. Is this to be my legacy?

Thor: Loki died with honour. I shall try to live the same. Let THAT be your legacy.

Odin: I can not give you my blessing, nor can I wish you good luck. Even if I could, it could only come from my heart. Go.

[Thor offers up his hammer]

Odin: It is yours, if you are worthy enough to wield it.

Thor: I shall try to be. Thank you.


Loki: [appears from Odin's guise] No... thank YOU.

May 10, 2014
  • X_andor_Who rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“Frig(ga)”, a Norwegian, mythical name that could etymologically mean same as word that means when two individuals have intercourse with another, or to mean to rub or to mean to make friction against something, is used as an expression by Odin in the movie when seemingly to show concern for his wife being stabbed… but could also be interpreted to be as an interjection statement to show vexing distress!

May 09, 2014
  • X_andor_Who rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

[The alleged crazy physicist, who was committed to mental ward, says]: “There’s nothing more reassuring than realizing the rest of the world is more crazy than you are.” *This said right after a flock of birds disappeared from sky’s view and then reappeared out from earth ground… this event happening after the doctor was released from mental word. Now I can concur with the good doctor statement as I having had the luxury, have stayed several times at such mental wards. And so after he, the supposed, crazy, physicist says his statement, he relinquishes his drugs that the ward had “nicely” “given” him. …I have found that drug pushers and their drug enforcing henchmen, which could be family members or one’s supposed friends, are the biggest bullies and biggest proponents of defilement in people! This my personal, poignant, message to all those whom think they are doing others and the world a favor by their bully actions!*

Apr 17, 2014
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jane: *punches Loki in the face* "That was for New York." Loki: *to Thor* "I like her."

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Nov 11, 2014
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 28, 2014

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Feb 26, 2014

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Feb 26, 2014
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Feb 11, 2014
  • VancouverCanuck rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 09, 2014
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Nov 11, 2014
  • Muzyka_14 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Images will be frightening for younger children; lots of fighting, punching, etc.

May 10, 2014
  • X_andor_Who rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: If one were wanting to explore more of the Norse mythic and cryptic world of Asgard, one may want check-out historian and bard, Snorri Sturluson, from his supposed 12th century A.D. land and time ward. In my mind at moment, I believe it was he, Snorri, who was depicted and credited for being the one or as the one who started the classic Icelandic tale of old! I could be wrong. -X; Who

Apr 02, 2014
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: The guy Jane goes out with on their first dinner date says that he was dating someone who slept with someone else, or something like that.

Apr 02, 2014
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Darcy says the s-bomb twice (and loudly) as well as several h-lls.


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May 10, 2014
  • X_andor_Who rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rest of Review is in Comments Section: *******Tinkering, Thinking, Thoughts: (1) Fandral, a red headed, comic relief guy, he had seemed to me to be a lot like the man garbed in black, the hero, from “Princess Bride” movie, this because, he having great sword swashbuckling, fencing skills… and he having this dapper-dan, gung-ho, devenaire demeanor to boot! (2) About time they, the creators, made Loki to look like a champion chevalier (although, at most, it may have been but in temporary guise, a makeshift illusion)! (3) Clothing: I noticed, and maybe I’m wrong here, a sort of trend among the cape colors worn. And as if we were in some Star Trek Enterprise episode, those who were wearing yellow were generally going to die… while those donning red garments, like Thor and/or Odin, lived! Once again, I could be woefully wrong! (4)Some light, laughing, moments of levity came from when Thor and Dark Elf Lord Dude fervently fought! (5) Places of Interest: (The Nine Realms of the World are approaching an inevitable violent, and potentially problematic planetary catastrophe)… And these are the three places of interest within this, Thor's second movie: Svartilheim: the dark elves kingdom… Asgard: the cosmic kingdom, and pantheon place, pertaining to Valhalla, and its Norse champion race… Earth: humans mostly inhabit this place and refer to planet they live on as with this listed, nominal name… (6) I generally felt well immersed into the Asgardian world as that had been where most of film physically remained during movies' daunting exploration. And so, while when discussing misanthropy and how I feel about watching and hearing humans in movies, I am most merry where when I am most seemingly far away from what others would call home! And so Thor mostly met that criterion of mine. So… Rating for Thor as this being his second movie, I rate, a rating of: 5.0/5.0; Xandor Who... *********Characters and Character Summaries: Relatable or not relatable? Of course they’re relatable… aren’t we as well, a giant galactic, cosmic colossal family?! Thor: Is Odin’s official son; he is Lord Over the Thunderous Cloudy, Heaven Skies; he wields and handles his hammer, the magnificent mallet, Mjoliner… Loki: is Lord of Illusions and is Master Magician Trickster; has nefarious intentions at times; he is highly capable in transforming simple parlor tricks from his fantasy into other people’s realities; he is Odin’s unofficial son or is Odin’s official stepson; he is noted as being a trickster; he is pissed at his father, Odin, and his brother, Thor, for what he believes is lack of respect from them due to him… Jane Foster: Thor’s Earthbound girlfriend, who becomes the unlikely wielder of the cosmic, Asgardian, special air, it being called Aether… Odin: Husband to Frig and Father to Loki and Thor; he is also known as the All Father; he is King of Asgard… Malekith: he is the dark elf warlord in this movie, and he is trying, yet again, to harbinger in an end of the world scenario as like when he had tried from many millenniums ago… Heimdell: an oculant, seer-like, oracle-like, specialist, who vigilantly keeps eye over the rainbow bridge and eye over all of the Nine Realms… Frig(ga): Thor’s wife, and it is she, who cares for both her sons, Thor and Loki… Bohr: Odin’s Father and is one who fought the dark elves from eons and epochs ago, and in an enchiridion book, it says that he, Bohr, had seen the dark elves defeated and destroyed… Darcy: Jane’s friend; she wears a dark red cap and is openly plucky… Lady Sif: an Asgardian, guardian, female warrior; she is as a thorn in Thor’s bare butt behind, this because she pesters him about his venturing off to Earth to where he would visit his girlfriend… **********Tags Summary: Norse mythology, Norse deities, super heroes, warriors, weapon wielding warriors. -X; Who

Feb 23, 2014

After the aftermath of the New York invasion in The Avengers, Thor now fights to restore balance and order to the Nine Realms. But an ancient evil known as the Dark Elves, led by the ruthless Malekith seeks to plunge the universe into eternal darkness. Now Thor must form an uneasy alliance with his villainous brother Loki and reunite with Jane Foster as he embarks on his most dangerous journey yet, which will force him to sacrifice everything he loves.

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