I loved loved loved the second Thor, I dare say that I liked it better than the first one. Here are some reasons why…
Nº1 – A lot of action and Zachary Levi!
After the destruction of the Bifrost, Thor and his army are trying to restore peace to the 9 realms, which means a lot of fighting and they’re all looking great doing it! Bonus here: Zachary Levi is playing Fandral now. Although I do prefer Zack with his natural hair colour, it’s better than nothing!
Nº2 – So funny, Darcy!
I’m a self admitted Kat Dennings fan! She’s the only reason I watch 2 Broke Girls.
That girl is funny as hell. From the moment that she interrupts Jane’s date, or when she goes to get Selvig, or simple the fact that she, an assistant, got an assistant! She just cracks me up.
That said, she has some help on the comedy department from Stellan Skarsgård and Jonathan Howard, who play Selvig and Ian respectively.
Nº 3 – Marvel comes to London
I guess they destroyed enough of the United States, right? This movie is spent between London and Asgard. And when they bring those shields up in Asgard, I can swear that it looks similar to the images we see of Gallifrey… (but maybe that’s just the whovian in me…).
Nº4 – Malekith and Heimdall
Christopher Eccleston is amazing as Malekith and that voice, oh man! It’s hard to hear him and not think of The Doctor… =/
And Idris Alba?! I didn’t notice him that much on the first movie… but now…
Nº 5 – Loki
Not in this order, obviously, because Tom Hiddleston is a scene stealer. This is probably the only superhero movie franchise ever that the villain is way more popular than the hero. And that’s quite alright!
Tom is, as always, amazing in his role as Loki, and he even provides an pretty amazing Easter Egg, disguising himself as Captain America while he and his brother are escaping Asgard.
And, at the end, he finally gets what he always wanted: the throne (although not as himself, but we will have him any way we can). This is not so great when you realize that he most likely killed his own father.
Great scenes when he’s slapped by Jane and threatened by every single one of Thor’s friends.
Nº 6 – Frigga
Frigga (Rene Russo) is a real bad-ass! She stays with her son Loki, even though her husband does not allow it, she saves Jane and puts a hell of a good fight against Malekith, scaring him for life, and after she dies, she gets a funeral worthy of bringing tears to anyone who sees it.
These are just some, but the whole movie is a treat… I’ve seen it a while back now, and I’m dying to have another go at it! Anxiously waiting for the third installment now…