It’s Hammer Time…Again! 64 Thoughts I Had While Watching ‘Thor: The Dark World’ for the First Time

Hey everybody, it’s Molly again! Guess what?

Hi there.

I am watching another Marvel movie! (I bet you guessed that, didn’t you?)

I just finished up Iron Man 3, which means it’s time for Thor: The Dark World. Now, you may recall I didn’t LOVE Thor, despite being directed by Gilderoy Lockhart. I found Thor (the character) to be a little boring TBH, and I really wasn’t into the Natalie Portman character. BUT I did enjoy Loki, Darcy, and looking at Thor.

Let’s hope this one is better than the first! As always, I know nothing about this film, except that Natalie Portman will probably annoy me and Loki will do something super shifty.

64 Thoughts I Had While Watching Thor: The Dark World for the First Time

1. Dark elves? Well that’s terrifying. I’m just imagining evil Keebler elves.

2. Those are not evil Keebler elves.

3. I have a feeling…someone is going to find it.

4. Hello Loki! I assume this is right after The Avengers when he was causing trouble and murdering sweet innocent Agent Coulson. (Not over it.)

5. YASS THOR’S SQUAD! They were the best part of the first one.

6. LOL at Thor just walking up to the stone gorilla and saying “Hello.”

7. I’m sorry is that Zachary Levi? *checks IMDB* YES! Wow, Flynn Rider is horrible as a blonde.

8. Do Odin and Nick Fury ever meet and have a chat about the best eye-patch vendors? Is that too much to hope for?

9. It’s been a while since I’ve asked about the Marvel HQ gym and if I can get a membership. *Something* just reminded me of that…

10. Blonde Flynn Rider is getting a lot of girls.

11. I say it again, he and his friend have much better chemistry than he and Jane Porter. I assume she’s in this, ugh.

12. There she is. On a date with the guy from Bridesmaids.

13. “Banana balls.” LOL. I like Darcy.

14. That guy was so charming, I hope we see him again. Probably not, but he was essentially the same character as he was in Bridesmaids.

15. Oh dear, Bootstrap Bill has indeed gone banana balls. I suppose that happens when you’re taken over by a dark lord.

16. Something tells me these portals mean realms are gonna open. I hope Idris Elba is around to open them.

17. Ohhh the scary elf has been waiting! I wonder what the Aether does.


19. OK, so…she’s gonna be possessed or something right?

20. UGH, they have NO chemistry.

21. “Space is fine.” LOL

22. Yea she’s possessed or something.

23. The elves’ voices do not match their look.

24. I’m really glad Odin had this pretty plot book with pictures. V. helpful.

25. Loki would do well to learn some anger management techniques. Maybe the Hulk can teach him.

26. I want to hate him, but I can’t. He is SO good at the game. You gotta admire that.

27. I love that all the women in these movies are feisty. Even Mama Thor grabbed a sword when the men were like “it’s all good.”


29. Ok but imagine all of this, but with angry Keebler elves.



32. This funeral is like the opposite of “I’ve Seen the Light.” Lots of Tangled similarities in this one.

33. Aww, Loki is sad.

34. STAN LEE!!!!! That was a good one.

35. Dad is out for vengeance. But who will worry about him?! *tear*

36. So this movie is all about Jane? *eye roll*

37. I love a morally ambiguous character, and Loki is the best of the best.

38. This scene of Loki shape-shifting into Cap is possibly the best scene in a Marvel movie so far??

39. I feel like Jane is trying too hard to be sassy, but having seen Pepps and Peggy Carter, it’s not working. (I repeat that I like Natalie Portman, I do not like this character.)

40. “Which one can actually fly?” LOL I really enjoy the brotherly zingers.

41. Zachary Levi looks like he’s in a parody of fairytale as a knight.

42. OMG I would be crying if those birds surrounded me like that.

43. Classic Loki. Honestly, Thor is pretty dumb. Pretty, but dumb.


45. I really didn’t think elves could be legit scary when this all started but I have been proved very wrong.

46. Loki is v. good at fighting. Everyone probably gave Thor all the credit as kids but dang.

47. NOOOO LOKI!! I bet he’s ok though. He’s pretty good at getting out of tight places.

48. Wait. NO. This seems real. THIS IS ALL JANE’S FAULT.

49. “I only found it because I was looking for you.” Barf.


51. How convenient that across all the realms they found the right cave.

52. Pantless Bootstrap Bill is a 2020 mood.

53. It’s nice that with all that high tech stuff, they included a fancy elevator for the demon elves to ride down in, as opposed to….using the magic they clearly have.

54. I’m still getting used to the fact that in the MCU people are aware of the existence of gods and superheros, but they’re not like super freaked out by it. It’s just “oh cool, this will be a fun TikTok.”

55. This poor guy just wanted an internship to look good on his resume and now he’s fighting demon elves.

56. LOL Thor on the tube.

57. That was v. anti climactic.

58. Odin giving me real King Triton at the end of Little Mermaid vibes.


60. Benecio del Toro? What are you doing here? Also where are they!?


62. “One down, five to go.” OOOOH I have no idea what’s happening but I’m excited!

*skips credits*

63. LOL at the space monster chasing birds like a dog.

64. *Thor will return* HE BETTER!!!!! And I hope he brings his brother with him.


Overall, Thor: The Dark World was…fine. Thor himself is very strong and godly, but his personality is a little flat compared to Iron Man, and even Captain America. I have heard over and over again that the third Thor is incredible, and really funny, and I’m looking forward to it.

I really cannot stand the Jane character and her Thor romance — it feels so forced compared Pepper and Tony or Peggy and Steve. But, I do love Darcy who provides much needed comic relief, and Loki, who’s so tricky and morally ambiguous, it’s hard not to like him (though I am still mad about Coulson).

I do think I liked this slightly more than the first Thor, because I am starting to know and like many of these characters — also the scene where Loki morphs into Captain America is worth bumping up the score from the original.

On a scale of 1 – 10, where 1 is a hangnail and 10 is a fresh manicure, I award Thor: The Dark world a 6.6.


Next up: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Who’s your favorite Thor character? Let us know in the comments!

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Molly is a lifelong Disney enthusiast, and former Walt Disney World Guest Relations Cast Member and tour guide. Her Walt Disney World favorites include Festival of the Lion King, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Fantasmic!, Mickey-shaped pretzels and rice krispie treats, and anything with Buzz Lightyear! She lives in Orlando with her husband (who she met in Guest Relations) and their two rescue dogs, Kronk and Cruella de Vil (Ella for short!)

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8 Replies to “It’s Hammer Time…Again! 64 Thoughts I Had While Watching ‘Thor: The Dark World’ for the First Time”

  1. UGH! Thor 2. But you have only good stuff ahead of you. Winter Soldier is very good. Thor 3 is really good too, No Jane. Loki is really good and I heard when they were creating and writing the stories they were going to have him die at the end on Thor 1 but he was such a fan favorite (kudos to Hiddleston) that they brought him back. Not to give anything away but waiting to hear about your reaction to some of the surprises in Cap 2 Winter Soldier.

  2. If you’re looking for more Agent Coulson, and have a few months to spare, stream Agents of Shield after you get done with the MCU.

  3. Omg. Comments 8, 25 & 51. I am rolling.
    Loki and Darci are the coolest. Those two actors actually dated for a little bit.
    Ragnorak is the best. Winter Soldier. Black Panther. Endgame.
    There will be tears.
    I’m enjoying your commentary on these films. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I’m so glad you are liking Loki he’s my absolute favorite! Thor Ragnarok is the best and Thor’s character really develops. The best part about Thor 3… no Jane Foster! I was just like you a couple months ago and had never seen any of the MCU movies except GOTG and now I’m hooked!

  5. Once you’ve watched all of the films, you might wanna rank them again. I bet you might surprise yourself how things stack up

  6. Winter Soldier is one of my favorites in the entire MCU along with Civil War, Ragnarok (yes, Thor improves immensely), Infinity War, and Endgame. I hope you enjoy it, my mind was blown the first time I watched 🙂