The Norse god (again played by Chris Hemsworth) shuttles between Earth and his homeland, thanks to a portal that his true love, Jane (fellow returnee Natalie Portman), has a hand in enabling, in this entertaining sequel that furthers the Marvel hero's adventures.
Tom Hiddleston remains the potential show stealer as Thor's brother Loki, who may prove more ally than enemy as the entire world is threatened by the potential results of that interplanetary tunnel's existence. Kat Dennings ("2 Broke Girls") still is a particularly bright spot in a cast that also brings back Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba and Ray Stevenson. DVD extras: two "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by Hiddleston, director Alan Taylor, producer Kevin Feige and cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau; deleted and extended scenes; outtakes; "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" preview. *** (PG-13: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)
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