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IN CINEMAS NOW - THOR 2: The Dark World (12A)
10:36am Thursday 31st October 2013 in What's On
AS big and muscular as its titular hammer-swinging hunk, and equally short on sparkling repartee, Thor: The Dark World is a sequel-by-numbers that slots neatly into the ever-expanding Marvel Comics universe.
There are verbal references to The Avengers of yesteryear, a cameo by one of Thor’s fellow superheroes and a teaser during the end credits that introduces The Collector (Benicio Del Toro), who figures prominently in next summer’s Guardians Of The Galaxy.
The Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) and second-in-command Algrim (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), intend to unleash a fluid called the Aether, which will plunge the Nine Realms into eternal darkness.
Throwing a spanner in the works, astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) has been exposed to the swirling, gelatinous goo, now coursing through her veins.
Thus, Malekith and his hench-elves launch an assault on Asgard, where Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has concealed Jane in the hope that his father Odin (Sir Anthony Hopkins) can extract the Aether from his sweetheart.
When that glimmer of hope is snuffed out the crown prince of Asgard turns to his nefarious adoptive brother, Loki (Hiddleston), for help.
Back on Earth, Jane’s mentor, Dr Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard), colleague Darcy (Kat Dennings) and intern Ian (Jonathan Howard) prepare for Armageddon as realms collide with cataclysmic consequences.