The Heroine finds a secret weapon. The Villain wants it. The Hero takes the Heroine to his home to protect her. The Father of the Hero doesn't approve; mother does. The Villain attacks and kills a loved one. Hero wants revenge and gets it! And in between, a lot of scientific gravitational mumbo-jumbo occurs; which adds to the masala. A typical plot from a Bollywood film, just that the Hero is an Asgardian - Thor and the Villain - Malekith, an ancient being, who wants to destroy all 9 realms!
Chris Hemsworth is on a roll. After Avengers became one of the biggest blockbusters ever, he followed it up with Ron Howard's brilliant F1 Drama "Rush" and now has reprised his role as the mighty Thor. He, alone, is reason enough to watch this movie. He plays the Godly role with enough might! Then there is Loki, who revels in his evilness. Apart from the acting, the special effects are top class. But then what do you expect from a Marvel film? There is loads of action and a good helping of humour that makes it watchable.
The Popcorn Worthiness:
The first installment of Thor was dark and furiously paced. Thor was not a popular superhero then, but Chris and Natalie Portman made it worth it. What makes Thor's story so compelling is his half brother Loki who wants to rule Asgard. This sibling rivalry is the cornerstone of this epic superhero drama. This time, the story is not that compelling. Even though there is loads of action on the way, there is nothing too novel. Alan Taylor, the new director of this franchise, doesn't quiet make it very engaging. There are moments where you will shift in your seat and wait for something interesting to happen. Also, the 3D seems forced. The only place this film is better than it's predecessor is editing. That film was quiet choppily edited!
It was very surprising to see the theater almost full on a Sunday morning. This means that 3-D superhero films have a great following in India now. But this was definitely not the best of the lot. So, if you have nothing else to do, you can go ahead and catch it in the theater. Not too bad, but not too good either - just yet another Bollywood Drama!
Review by: Virindersingh Vilkhoo
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