Thor: The Dark World [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [2013]

Includes Digital Copy
$19.99
Save $5
Was $24.99
Cardmember Offers
Frequently bought together

Item you're currently viewing

Thor: The Dark World [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray]  2013 - Larger Front
Thor: The Dark World [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] 2013
  • Item you're currently viewing
  • $19.99
Offer disclaimer
plus
Subtotal:

Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4633 out of 4734)

Synopsis


Thor: The Dark World
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to do battle with Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), the vengeful leader of a primordial race that seeks to destroy the Nine Realms, in this big-budget comic-book adventure set after the events of Marvel's The Avengers. With even Odin (Anthony Hopkins) unable to protect Asgard from the approaching darkness, the god of thunder reunites with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and prepares to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world from certain destruction. Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, and Tadanobu Asano co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Chris Hemsworth
    Chris Hemsworth - Thor
  • Natalie Portman
    Natalie Portman - Jane Foster
  • Tom Hiddleston
    Tom Hiddleston - Loki
  • Idris Elba
    Idris Elba - Heimdall
  • Christopher Eccleston
    Christopher Eccleston - Malekith



Customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I loved this movie

    Posted
    DJCypress35
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have to confess that I'm a huge fan of the Marvel Thor mythology and have read the comics off and on through the years ever since I was a kid. I state that upfront so you understand that my review of this film is viewed through that lens. However, I still feel the film is fun and entertaining for everyone even if you're not that familiar with the character. There are at least three or four things in this film that are worth the price of admission alone.] I can't imagine that a fan of the character Thor would be disappointed with this film. It builds on all the elements that Kenneth Branagh established in the first film and ups the ante across the board. Everything is bigger: the battles, the cast, the sets, the visual effects, the soundtrack, the entire scope. The costumes are amazing. I wish they looked this good the first time around. And Asgard is incredible. Alan Taylor has brought the eternal realm to life in a way that Branagh did not. It is still majestic but it feels much more real and actually "lived in". Further, the actors from the first movie have really grown into their roles. Hemsworth and Hiddleston in particular are the very embodiment of their characters. Hiddleston has much more material to work with from an actor's perspective with regards to Loki - a tormented and duplicitous soul - but he's so good at it. Whereas Hemsworth plays the cocksure Thor in a much more understated fashion. Thor is not complex but has a big heart. Bringing him to life requires subtlety and Hemsworth nails it. Neither actor oversells their role. Not only that, they have tremendous chemistry with each other and every scene in which they are together steals the show. As a fan who realizes how horribly wrong these movies could've gone with such an outrageous premise, I am so grateful that Marvel found these two actors to play the most vital parts of the story. The creators of the film version of Thor had a difficult choice integrating into the universe and tone that Favreau established in the first Iron Man. In the comics, there's magic and there's sci fi and other dimensions and all that stuff and you just accept it. In the reality-based technology-centric world Iron Man created, how do you introduce a viking god from space who soars around with a magic hammer? In fact, Favreau even admitted he had no idea how it could be done. However, Branagh did find a way and he did it by emphasizing the science fiction aspects of the mythology Jack Kirby and Stan Lee concocted 50 years ago. Taylor now had the unenviable job of taking that idea and running with it without it falling apart at the seams. In my opinion he succeeded. The result is Dark Elves in space ships. It's a bizarre mix and maybe a lot of people won't get it. But it feels like a comic book sprung to life and I loved it. The only legitimate complaint that I feel this movie deserves is that at times it feels too compressed. (However, I also felt that way about the first film.) It's amazing that for such a short run time The Dark World truly does feel epic, but there's so much going on in this story between Earth and Asgard and the other realms that things don't always get enough time to breathe. I believe this strategy of Marvel is to keep moving the story forward at a brisk pace for the grander scheme of things while maintaining the widest possible appeal for a broad audience - but I'd like to them to linger a little more in a juicy chapter like this. I think even 5 or 10 minutes of added scenes could've put this film over the top and helped flush out certain characters' motives and let you feel more attachment to them. Alan Taylor has said it was very difficult for him to cut out several scenes and is the first Marvel director who has said he'd be keen on doing a Director's Cut. Boy would I love to see that! Things I liked about The Dark World: * Character arc of Thor - Thor is growing wiser and shrewder but still retaining his bravado. The lessons he experienced in the first film have made him question things more in this one. His relationship with Odin ebbs and flows like real life and in this film we see that father and son are not so different from each other. In the end Thor makes a surprising choice that mirrors his actions from the comics. * Character arc of Loki - Loki finds redemption - or does he? His motives are always ambiguous and questionable and he certainly is headed on a darker path. However, the events that unfold here give you more insight into who he is and why he does the things he does * The funeral scene - Not wanting to spoil things here but you'll know it when you see it. Amazing. * Sci-fi/fantasy mashup - Star Wars meets Lord of the Rings. The comics was always a weird juxtaposition of seemingly incongruous ideas and this film embraces it and it works. * Algrim the Kursed - wow! This guy is scary. * Fun plot twists - Loki isn't the only trickster in this film! * Thor and Jane Foster make a cute pair - others may disagree but their romance to me is very innocent and sweet and I feel she plays the starry eyed scientist bit to a tee. It's not a huge part of the film but their scenes work and it helps humanize Thor and keep him connected to Earth. I also am very old fashioned and I love how gallantly protective Thor is of Jane and I love that she is equally protective of him. * Creative battle scenes - especially the last one which produces some ridiculous situations and leave's Thor's hammer Mjolnir VERY confused! * A healthy dose of humor injected to keep the film from ever taking itself too seriously but not overdone * Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig - you see that Tony Stark is not the only one impacted by the events of Avengers. This man is a genius but Loki's mind games have really messed him up. Even so Skarsgård is a tremendous actor and really sells it. I enjoyed his part of the story and how he unravels the mystery of the convergence despite his mental state. Bottom line this film is fun escapism ala Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Don't expect poignant existential validation or heavy handed political commentary. This film is a good time. It's also an exciting chapter in a much larger story that is the MCU. Enjoy the ride!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Grand spectacle carried by the cast

    Posted
    WF2401
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The first Thor skated by mostly on charm - Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston's, specifically. After a steady uptick in the quality of the Marvel films, we were all hoping that Thor 2 could take some of the lessons learned from Cap/Avengers/Iron Man 3 and really go to work, giving the God of Thunder and his associates a cosmic-level crisis into which they could dig their teeth, underpinned by some better material for the characters we'd come to love. Well, The Dark World definitely succeeds in raising the stakes, both in regards to danger, and the presentation of that danger, but it still feels more like we're seeing points checked off a list than an actual story unfold onscreen. Everything moves faster this time, but too fast for anything to leave much of an impact. When you have your bad guys played by actors as accomplished as Christopher Eccleston and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, you want them to savor their villainy, to be able to relish in their presence, but instead they glower in the darkness, with barely enough time to articulate their motivations, let alone craft characters. But, really, we're not watching Thor for thoughtful musings on the nature of power, or good and evil, or the advent of a Darth Vader-ian bad guy, but for a pair of brothers, to see if their bond of family can really be severed by lies and betrayal. Every complaint about The Dark World fades away when Hemsworth and Hiddleston are onscreen - the film snaps to life when Thor and Loki stand together. The strength of the Marvel films has really been in their casting, and these two are some of the brightest shining lights in the sky. Actually, the whole cast of humans & Asgardians is utilized darn well here - even Renee Russo, whom I'd honestly forgotten was even in the first Thor. All of our heroes, and their friends, get at least a moment to shine (usually in one of The Dark World's many spectacular action setpieces), and for us to remember why we liked them so much in the first film. Marvel also keeps up their burgeoning tradition of quality extras on their home-media releases; the short film one-shot, "All Hail The King," is hilarious and thrilling. All in all, Thor: The Dark World is immensely satisfying, if still less than it could've been.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sequel

    Posted
    Batman007
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is the second Thor movie, or actually the third, if you count the Avengers, and it covers all the basics of a good sequel. Thor is fighting the battle against evil dark elves, who are led by Malekith. It seems that there is an evil energy force called the Aether, which is so powerful that it could mean the end of everything, and guess who wants it? Yep, Malekith. FYI: For all the comic book nerds like me, the Aether is known by another name that you should know, it's one of the six Infinity Gems. Loki is sentenced by Odin to be put into the deepest dungeon that can be found on Asgard, mainly for his part in the Avengers escapade in New York. Jane has found her way to London, in her search for Thor; she wants to find a connection between Earth and Asgard so that they can be reunited. The only problem is that she gets into a situation where she ends up possessing the elusive Aether that Malekith wants and the hunt is on. Thor even has to bust his brother Loki out of jail to help in the good fight. But, can Loki be trusted? One of his nicknames is 'The Trickster' or god of lies. There are some good fight sequences, I especially liked it when Thor would spin his hammer before applying it to the job at hand, just like in the comics. I also liked the balance of humor with the action. As far as cameos go, Stan Lee appears in the mental hospital scene-he wants his shoe back-and there is a small scene with the appearance of another super hero in costume. When the end credits start, there is a scene, and then at the very end is another scene, so don't stop watching, or you will miss the set up for the next movie. It's rated "PG-13" for violence and mild language and has a running time of 1 hour & 52 minutes. I really enjoyed it and that's why I bought it on Blu-Ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action and Hilarious!!!

    Posted
    AvenderWatcher
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Thor The Dark World has some decent superhero action, a lot S.H.I.E.L.D. stuff, and a sense of humor about itself and its characters. Thor TDW is not afraid to include levity which makes it a funny, enjoyable movie. But when the movie gets Serious, luckily that’s not too often, the movie tends to get into a bit of trouble. In the humor department. There are a few actors who are clearly the movie’s Shining Star. Kat Dennings, as Darcy, Stellan Skarsgård, as Erik Selvig, and Tom Hiddleston,,as Loki, gives Tumblr even more reason to love him here. Any time one or more of them come onscreen, you are guaranteed an enjoyable scene. Ray Stevenson’s character, Volstagg, is a lot of fun, and Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, gets some hilarious moments. There is one Big battle scene, at the end, that may be the best gag in the entire movie. It is hard to go wrong with a “Thor doing mundane Earth stuff” bit but Every one of these works! Speaking of battles, the action scenes in this movie far surpasses the first movie’s action sequences by leaps and bounds. The Big final battle considerably climbs up in terms of stake and also gets lots of characters involved. Jane Foster, Selvig and Darcy all played roles in helping Thor deal with this worlds-threatening event. Just about every character gets a chance to shine. Sif has a couple awesome fight moments. Fandral gets to swashbuckle. Volstagg gets to fight off a horde of attackers. Loki has a great Battle. Even Heimdall, who doesn’t usually have a chance to see much action, has a really cool spotlight moment. The movie doesn't disappoint being a sequel!. It is sure to be a hit on Family Movie Night!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Fun and Entertaining Movie

    Posted
    SpecialAgentBob1988
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I saw this movie in theaters and I think I saw it in 3D, so there was an extra bit of awe involved with this movie. Since then I have bought the Blu-ray, but haven't had the time to explore the features. However, I can speak for the movie itself and it was exactly what it should be. It's a summer blockbuster that entertains you for the length of the movie and leaves you wanting more with their teaser at the end. This time around Thor is more mature and human. He becomes more relatable and that becomes a draw for me as a superhero fan because he is fallible. Though our hero is more mature there are still some practices that escape him. I understand those moments in the movie are there for pure humor, but that is one of the great things about Marvel and their movies. Even though they have some serious themes and delve into the darkness of humankind they pepper in some humor in some of the most random places which break the tension. Of course, you also have the more minor character, Darcy. I have to mention Darcy because she is played by the fantastic Kat Dennings. Ms. Dennings is on her A game in this movie with her quick wit and fun one-liners. She is part of the comic relief in this movie and you can't help but root for her sometimes because all Darcy ever wanted were some extra college credits and then she was pulled into the world of Thor and his muscles. All-in-all this movie is just great fun. If you want to sit down for a couple of hours and fall deep into Thor's world then this is a great movie to do it with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great new chapter in the Marvel cinematic universe

    Posted
    reviewer1972
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Thor - The Dark World? Very cool, but clearly significantly different in tone from the first Thor film. I attribute that a lot to the change in directors. With Kenneth Branagh directing the first film, there was an element of Shakespearean tragedy to that film. Evidently, Branagh had been briefly signed on to direct the sequel but left several months into the development of the second film. I'm glad for the change because I think director Alan Taylor really managed to capture the dark tone incredibly well. And from a character standpoint he was able to build on the characters of the first film by giving them all more of a brooding depth that had been lacking from the first movie. Visually, I thought the movie was stunning. The Dark World of Svartalfheim really lived up to the billing. I think that Iceland was the perfect location to capture that stark reality, and it showed how a real location can help so much in setting a scene. Taylor also managed to expand on Asgard from a visual standpoint without getting too showy. From a story standpoint? I think that Taylor managed to establish a very real sense of danger and jeopardy with this story. And doing that draws the viewer in and makes them care about the characters. I got that with this film. The mid-credits scene was great! The Infinity Stones are going to be a cool story arc that I think Marvel Studios is going to take their time to develop. And Benecio del Toro as The Collector? I never saw that coming!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great sequel to the first movie.

    Posted
    nsx3ater
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm starting this off by saying I came in with very high expectations for this movie and I wasn't let down. I'm a lifelong comic reader and huge fan of Thor and everything Marvel. But, you don't need to be a fanboy to enjoy this movie. Visual this movie fits into the fantasy realm and is one of the best vfx movies ever. They dive deeper into Asgard and take us to other realms never seen in the movies before. The story is great and has it all and was surprisingly funny,. Plot was rich with twist and turns and a great revelation a the very end straight out the comics. My only complaint was that it could of used a little bit more character development for the villain, Malekith the accursed. In the comics he is one of the most fierce and crazy villains out there and I though the movie could use one more scene to show that before the rest of the story gets going. That complaint aside the actor who played the role was great and Marvel continues to cast great actors for these roles. No one can ever play Thor and Loki again and the chemistry that Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston is amazing. And Anthony Hopkins always delivers. Overall it's worth the watch for anyone and I found it much better than the first. They've set up this story line to continue making great sequels and I'll continue to fork over my hard earned cash to Marvel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and Action as Big as Chris Hemsworth's Biceps

    Posted
    CJHansolo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have to be honest; going into this film I did not expect much. Although, I enjoyed the first Thor film I didn't find it as entertaining or relatable (as relatable one as can be to Superheros) as the first Iron Man was. That coupled with my disinterest in Thor in Avenger's and Age of Ultron left me a little preconceived about what to expect from this film. Well, boy was I wrong. This film fleshed out Thor much more in a way that I have now become a Thor fan, even! AND Tom Hiddleston nearly steals the movie as Loki in this one! He is a terrific villian that you just love to hate and hate to love, but still do anyway. The dynamic of the two (Thor and Loki) fraternal relationship is so well developed and displayed here that at some points of the film it feels like a "buddy movie" with lots of action and excitement and not just an action/adventure film with the hashed-out brother vs. brother scenario. This in and of itself is refreshing and demonstrates how well the writing is in this film. Marvel keep it up. Anyhow, if you liked the first Thor I believe you'll very much enjoy this one and if you were like me on the fence about it then give the film a shot. I bet you'll be surprised just as I was. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend




Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.