That really sums up my feelings about Thor: the Dark World. I mean, I dug the first Thor movie, but I thought it was one of the weaker entries of Marvel’s “Phase One” movies leading up to The Avengers.
But Thor: The Dark World, is no such movie. It is the new bar by which Marvel movies will be measured in the post-Avengers world. Thor: TDW is equal parts Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Superman. It has the heart of the original Sam Raimi Spider-Man and it’s humor is more genuine than the smart-alecky Iron Man movies. Loki’s Great, Thor’s great, Malekith is great, Odin is great--pretty much everyone is great.
It’s just a really well-made movie that is entertaining the whole way through and without spoiling anything, I can tell you that you should go and see it immediately.
Oh, and the mid-credits scene is awesome.
That’s it--I’m out. Go see the movie.