Monday, November 11, 2013

Thor : The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013) Poster
On Friday, November 8, the best superhero of all time made his return to the big screen. That's right folks, Thor is back!

For those of you who are superhero junkies, like myself, you will LOVE this movie. For those who are not, you'll enjoy it nearly as much. The basic plot is as follows:

Thousands of years ago, a race known as the Dark Elves, lead by Malekith, tried to send the universe into darkness by using a weapon called the Aether. They were defeated by the warriors of Asgard and the weapon was hide. Present day, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) awaits for Thor (Chris Hemsworth) to return and when she discovers an anomaly similar to the one that originally brought Thor to Earth, she is sucked into a wormhole. 

Thor learns of Jane's disappearance and returns to Earth. Jane returns and suddenly has a strange energy emitting from her. They discover that Jane had the Aether inside of her, a product of her disappearance. Thor works to protect Jane against Malekith and enlists the help of his brother, Loki. They must work together to save Jane, Asgard, the human race and the entire nine realms.

The movie is a mixture of action, suspense, romance and superhero glory!! You'll find yourself laughing one minute, teary eyed the next and gasping of fright the next. I was ready to press "play" again as soon as the credits began to roll. Definitely worth seeing if you are looking for a date night or movie night idea this weekend!

On another note, I was able to spend the weekend in Bismark. Besides seeing Thor, below are a few highlights, if you ever find yourself in Bismark, ND!

  • Shopping at Kirkwood Mall
  • Dinner at HuHot (select your own meat, noodles and veggies and watch the cooks fry
    it up on a massive hibachi grill!)
  • Manicure at Classy Nails
  • Grand Movie Theater (Egyptian themed theater!)
  • Dinner at Texas Roadhouse (line dancing waitresses!)

Beautiful view from the University of Mary campus

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