The titular hammer-wielding superhero returns in
In a review for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Phillips writes, "So how's this
On the plus side, "amid the digital mayhem and smashed columns, plenty of fine actors in 'Thor 2' do what they can," including
The dark elves, led by
Hiddleston, for the record, "is entertaining once again."
Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman writes, " 'Thor: The Dark World,' a watchable but technologically overscaled slab of Marvel boilerplate, is far from a great superhero movie — it's more like the diagram for one." He adds, "The new film sprawls, often with more spirit than reason. And though its images can be exciting (the Oz-like palace of Asgard, airships that glide like daggers), the battles have a videogame medieval dazzle that temporarily heightens the senses, then leaves you numb."