In theatres: Thor: The Dark World

We got a sneak peek at the new Thor movie. Check out our review, including parental advisory warnings.

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*This review may contain some spoilers in the Parental Advisory section, in an effort to inform parents as to the films content.*

The premise
When the Dark Elves, led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), threaten the kingdom of Asgard — and pose a threat to the future of the universe — Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is forced to align with his villainous half-brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), in an effort to save the world. Finally reunited with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) for the first time in two years, Thor must once again sacrifice everything to prove himself as one of the protectors of the universe.

What we loved
The adrenaline-pumping action sequences! In true Marvel fashion, the fight sequences are equal parts intense and entertaining.

The movie is just as witty and entertaining as its predecessor — in particular, watch out for a hilarious cameo appearance by one the Avengers!

 

The cool, otherworldly costumes and makeup on the villainous elves.

 

Parental advisory warnings (*POTENTIAL SPOILERS*)
A character appears on the news, behaving erratically while naked (blurred nudity).

A bag of medical drugs is seen and discussed.

Some intense sci-fi action sequences.

Canadian rating
PG — Parental guidance is suggested

Final verdict
Thor: The Dark World is the perfect Marvel superhero entertainment. It’s a rousing follow-up to the first film, although the plot may be too complex and dark for little ones. Recommended for kids ages 10 and up.

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