Thor: The Dark World
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth return as the unlikely couple in Thor, The Dark World, which is a wondrous sequel to the first movie of said Marvel comics character. Picjing up after Avengers, Thor brings Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to justice before Odin (Anthony Hopkins who reprises his role as ruler of Asgard) and is sent to the dungeons. While Loki serves his sentence, Odin argues to Thor about his love with a mortal, Jane Foster whom Thor promised to return to, and his rightful place as the next king of Asgard.
Jane Foster meanwhile tries to put her life together dating other men and living her life as she can, until she finds out paranormal phenomena in London. During her investigation into a harbor in the country, she is transported into a nother dimension briefly, where she is in contact with a powerful entity known as the ,Aether formed by Malekith of the Dark Elves who want to turn the Nine Realms back into Darkness. Jane is fused with the Aether and Thor transports her to Asgard for treatment, where Malekith’s forces strike after knowing of his source of power. Thor’s mother is killed defending Jane, and Thor takes it upon himself to unite forces with Loki in order to defeat the Dark Elves, even if it means treason to Odin himself. In the ensuing battle Loki is tragically wounded and dies, leaving Thor torn from inside and inspired to stop Malekith once it for all, now that he possesses the Aether. A great battle in London between Thor and Malekith follows, and with the help of Jane, Thor triumphs. Back in Asgard, Thor takes Odin’s offer to be the next king of the realm down, stating he rather help defend the nine realms by himself than from a chair. He leaves with Odin’s blessing, not suspecting who is really sitting at said throne.
The Dark World doesn’t exactly tops the first movie, nor it seems to be sub par either, it does have more seriousness to it, but some comedic instances recall the first movie’s such as when Thor is thrown into the London subway, and has to take it to get back into battle with Malekith while his hammer orbits Earth’s atmosphere during battle. It is satisfying that it connects various Marvel movies into it, especially what any movie in the future will show after seeing The Dark World all the way through. Its no surprise that a third Thor movie is imminent, and I for one, cannot wait to see what it’ll bring when I see it.
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Poor Big Mac! Having all these mares around in the Ponyville carnival doesn’t leave him time enough to keep his mind in track to repair the Gazebo back at the farm. He can’t help bump into the likes of Wonderbolt Fleetfoot and Princess Luna, and believes something goes on more than meets the eye when he finds out the hardware shop has been destroyed by an unhealthy amount of fireworks. Will he be able to fix the Gazebo in time before receiving a scolding from Granny Smith?
With the talented group of Cook and Price on art, and its priceless facial expressions, Issue 9 is yet again a wonder to read mong all present issues of My Little Pony, and one of my favorites, having an insight on what the silent get gentle Big Mac has to go through whenever he has to go to town for an errand. Cameos by Fleetfoot, Trixie, Zecora, and Princess Luna makes Issue 9 a rare collectible in terms of characters that aren’t that much featured in the televised series (Wonderbolt Fleetfoot has made a recent spoken appearance lately, and quite the only one she might ever get). Princess Luna being her outlandish happy self brings a satisfying smile to whoever reads the pages she is featured on, and Zecora breaking into a rhyme to come up with a rhyme is quite fancy to read. Without even trying, Big Mac seems the chick magnet in an adorable kind of way, something that is well written and planned into this issue.
The Cutie Mark Crusaders featured always causing trouble without meaning it, and in the comic it is about 20% more chaotic than even the televised series could allow to show. Simply put, the comic version is a nice contender for said tv series, and I am sure it will last long after the stop being televised.