Starring: Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Stellan Skarsgard
In continuation to Thor and Avengers, Thor (Hemsworth) is busy fighting wars and keeping the planets at peace and also ensuring that his mischievous brother, Loki (Hiddleston) stays in prison. Ages ago, Odin’s father fought the Dark Elf, Malakeith (Eccleston) who tried to harvest the power of a rare element, Aether, and unleash it on the nine realms. Malakeith was defeated and ultimately banished and the Aether was hidden in a far corner of the galaxy. In present day, a unique phenomenon is about to happen where the nine realms would come under perfect alignment to open a portal that would allow undisturbed passage between these worlds for a limited period of time. Malakeith, has been waiting for this moment ever since and wishes to once again find the Aether and use it to destroy the nine realms. Much like any other Marvel movie, this one too is filled with top-notch CGI, explosive action and a gripping tale. The movie tries to take Thor beyond his current world and make him more of a ‘super-hero who travels the galaxy and saves people’ and ventures on the possibility of the Thor’s future responsibilities. It is not the kind of movie with which you can easily get bored but it isn’t something you would fall in love with and want to watch over and over again. Yes, a lot of things are exaggerated and I guess that is the entire premise on which super-hero movies are built upon. A decent movie to watch just to kill some time.
Thumbs up: Good CGI and a decently interesting story
Thumbs down: Gets a little too exaggerated at one point