MCU: Even Chris Hemsworth Dislikes Thor: The Dark World

The God of Thunder agrees it's not very good.

Thor The Dark World
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The Dark World, the second entry into the Thor franchise, is oft-regarded as the worst the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to offer.

Dull, mostly humourless, and the victim of some studio meddling too, it's not a complete disaster (largely thanks to Tom Hiddleston's Loki), but it does stand out, and even more so after Thor: Ragnarok showed what can really be done with the titular character.

As it turns out, even star Chris Hemsworth agrees. In an interview with GQ, the Aussie actor spoke about the first two instalments, saying:

“The first one [Thor] is good, the second one is meh. What masculinity was, the classic archetype - it just all starts to feel very familiar. I was so aware that we were right on the edge.”

That feeling of the familiar led to Taika Waititi and Hemsworth changing things up radically for Ragnarok, infusing the saga with much more humour and colour that really allowed the actor's underrated comic abilities to shine through, which then continued into the character's role in Avengers: Infinity War.

What are your thoughts on The Dark World? Let us know down in the comments.


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