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Thor: A Dark World
A review written by Emily Lucia
*Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead*
Marvel’s second post-Avengers film is just what a Marvel film should be. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry (sometimes in the same scene) and it leaves clues to future Marvel productions (Avengers 2 and 3 anyone?). Despite the change of director from the first film, Thor: The Dark World is an exciting ride that keeps audience members on their feet until the very end.
The film begins in the same manner as the first with Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Thor’s father and King of Asgard, lending his voice to tell an ancient tale of an evil race called the Dark Elves led by Malekith (Christopher Eccleston). In the tale, Malekith seeks a dark substance known as the Aether. Asgardians led by Odin’s father and predecessor, Bor sweep in and save the day. Malekith was going to use the Aether to absorb its power and, we can assume, take over the nine realms. Bor and the Asgardians defeat Malekith and the Dark Elves and confiscate the Aether, locking it away somewhere no one will find it.
By Jake Bennett and Tavi Sanders
1. I know a person in APO, and I he seems to really enjoy it. However, he really wants me to join, but I feel as though I already have a lot on my plate, so to speak. It seems like APO would be a lot of fun and it is a service organization; I certainly wouldn’t mind joining something like this, except I’m not sure if I have time. On one hand, I want to so that I can be apart of something and make friends, but on the other hand, I don’t want to take away time from everything else that I do and cause my grades to suffer. I’m really on the fence about this one. What should I do?