In my honest opinion the sequel "Thor: The Dark World" was much better and the strongest sequel in my opinion, it is a good sequel too "Thor". It was much better than the original for the sci-fi dark fantasy, CGI special effects, better action sequences than in the first one and it is a true sequel to the first film. I like this movie more than Iron Man 2, because it as a good decent solid bad-ass, kick-ass superhero flick. Thor saving the world. I love, love this movie more than the sequel, in my honest opinion this movie get's unfairly criticized by critics and get's the hate that doesn't deserve.
This time the director Kenneth Branagh was replaced by Alan Taylor who did a good, solid job directing the sequel to Thor that does deserve. I have enjoy it more than the first one. I can get in to the story what was it about. (At least it wasn't boring like Justice League (2017) that movie was boring as hell and not logical Thor: The Dark World is.). I love that the romance between Thor and Jane continues. Thor teams up with Loki to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith, who intends to plunge the universe into darkness. When Dr. Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful entity known as the Aether, Thor is heralded of the cosmic event known as the Convergence and the genocidal Dark Elves.
What I like about this movie beside the action sequences: Thor protects Jane in Asgard, Jane sees Thor's home and meets his parents. I love the London sequences in Greenwich, the center of the Convergence on the end of the film: Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) plans to unleash the Aether to destroy the universe,
Malekith plans to unleash the Aether to destroy the universe, and that he will do this in Greenwich, the center of the Convergence. Thor battles Malekith, but a portal separates them, leaving Malekith unopposed. Thor comes back in time to help Erik, Jane, Darcy and Ian use their scientific equipment to stop Malekith before he destroy our universe. I love the battle between Thor and Malekith and Erik (Stellan Skarsgård) in which he helps to transport the ship in which it try to fall on Jane and Thor. I love in which Thor and Jane are trapped in a dark dimension Svartalfheim in which they find a portal and they try to stop Malekith from destroying our world.
I love that the cast from the first film returned and reunited with Chris Hemsworth as Thor: Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård and Kat Dennings I enjoy those cast so much. Darcy (Kat Dennings) was a good girl. Natalie Portman is a hot bad-ass babe as Jane Foster. I love the CGI, special effects, action Thor fighting's Malekith army with his ships. I love the music score from Brian Tyler who replaces Patrick Doyle from the first film. Jaimie Alexander is a bad-ass babe as Sif, she is so gorgeous and sexy I love her. We see Jaimie the last time in this movie as Sif. Christopher Eccleston was a good villain as Malekith I liked him. Before I forgot Chris Evens did had a briefly cameo role as Captain America in which Loki imitated him.
Enjoyable fun decent, solid good superhero and not bad movie Thor: The Dark World is my favorite MCU film. In 2013 they were still good decent MCU movies today they aren't anymore. 8/10 better than the original MILES way better than Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Guardian of the Galaxy 1 and Vol 2, Doctor Strange, The Incredible Hulk (2008) I don't like those movies.