Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all they love. Find out why top movie critics call the new ‘Avengers’ movie ‘derivative’ and ‘disorienting.’
It’s a good day to be Tom Hiddleston! The follow-up to 2011’s Thor opens nationwide this weekend, and while Thor: The Dark World is certainly getting flack from critics across the board, most people seem to agree that Tom’s Loki is the bright spot of the picture. HollywoodLife.com rounded up some of the web’s top reviews to see what else the critics have to say about Chris Hemsworth & Co.’s return to the big screen — and it’s not super pretty.
Helmed by [director] Alan Taylor, this robust, impersonal visual-effects showpiece proves buoyant and unpretentious enough to offset its stew of otherwise derivative fantasy/action elements.
If the multiple idiocies on view strike you as neither here nor there, it’s probably because your eyeballs are too busy recoiling from the onslaught of disorienting 3-D effects, or else too distracted by [Thor]’s Popeye arms and really big mallet. … Loki, the master of illusion, is a genetic anomaly in a bulked-up bloodline. He’s also the spoonful of sugar that helps this medicine go down.
Thor: The Dark World, a watchable but technologically overscaled slab of Marvel boilerplate, is far from a great superhero movie — it’s more like the diagram for one.
HollywoodLifers, are you still going to see Thor 2: The Dark World, despite sub-par reviews from critics? Watch the trailer below, then drop a comment with your thoughts on the beefiest of Avengers.
WATCH: ‘Thor 2: The Dark World’ Trailer
— Andy Swift
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