Thor: The Dark World

Theatrical Release: November 8, 2013
DVD Release: February 25, 2014
Thor: The Dark World


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 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.

Dove Review

This movie offers something for tween and older superhero fan crowd! The film features action, laughs, dynamite special effects, and a complex storyline that is interesting to follow. A villain named Malekith is after a unique energy giving force that Jane Foster has and soon he is pursuing Jane to Asgard where Thor has taken her. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is bound to a cell due to his previous crimes and betrayal and Thor finds himself in a unique situation in which he is forced to enlist Loki’s help to fight a powerful army. In this movie all is not what it seems and the film escalates to more action, drama, and a rousing crescendo which sadly also features a few deaths. However, this movie is very funny at times, including a scene in which the form changing Loki takes on the appearance of Captain America and talks about his spandex and Red, White and Blue costume. You will not be able to hold in the laughter.

It should be noted that there is a fair amount of fantasy violence but even some of the violence isn’t what it appears to be as a main character’s hand is cut off but the audience learns later that it wasn’t really severed but was part of a plot to gain an upper hand (pun unintended) against the enemy.

Featuring loss through death, loyalty, and sacrificial love, this movie’s themes are noteworthy. Watching Chris Hemsworth as Thor alone is worth the admission price. Watch Thor raise his mighty hammer! This film features edge-of-your-seat action and adventure and you will love every minute of it.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: Choosing to be a good man and not a selfish king; good overcoming evil
Sex: Kissing by a couple.
Language: G/OMG-2; H-4; S-1; D-2; Fool-1
Violence: Fantasy violence including a character's hand being severed with some blood seen and sword fights; alien's arm cut off; fighting and punching; guards are killed; casualties of battle; a few stabbings; ships destroyed and a character's neck is broken; characters are burned; woman is stabbed and dies; woman slaps man's face a couple of times; another man is slapped.
Drugs: Wine; a comment about taking a drink.
Nudity: A man on the news is nude but his nudity is blocked out; shirtless man; man seen in underwear.
Other: Death of a few characters and grief; betrayal.


Company: Disney
Writer: Christopher Yost & Christopher Markus
Director: Alan Taylor
Producer: Kevin Feige
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 110 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter