There are some movies where one movie is more than enough, making a sequel is a waste of time for the film makers and the audience. Thor: The Dark World, is not one of those movies.
The movie starts 2 years after the previous movie. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has been fighting to bring peace to the nine realms. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is pulled into the conflict between Asgard and The Dark Elves, led by Malekeith (Christopher Eccleston), Thor must choose between his destiny and the woman he loves. In his desperation, he must turn to Loki (Tom Hiddleston) for help.
Despite what some reviewers have said, this movie is so good. Its just about 2 hours long, but it doesn’t feel 2 hours long. While Thor is the title character, Hiddleston is dynamic and unpredictable as Loki.
My only complaint is that the Jane Foster is, except for a few scenes, relegated to the traditional love interest/damsel in distress. The only scenes with strong female characters are not as numerous as I would like. But overall, this movie is excellent and highly recommended.
And don’t leave right after the credits. There is some fun stuff afterwards.