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With a net-Fresh 66% on the Tomatometer, Thor: The Dark World is the worst-rated film of the 23 films to date that make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe – but does it deserve that ignominious title? (The Ed Norton starring) Incredible Hulk is the second worst, FYI, with a 67% Tomatometer score.)
While the sequel to 2013 Thor was greeted with a critical “meh” at the time of release, and the box office receipts were muted – at least compared to most MCU movies – there has been a sea change when it comes to dark world. No one has gathered the courage to declare the evil Dark Elf Malekith a great villain, but the film’s defenders argue that the chemistry between Thor and Loki, some great set pieces, and great visual effects propelled the movie to at least the middle tier. from MCU push output.
Crucial is the film’s importance to the development of the MCU that followed — and especially its importance in Endgame – have prompted a number of writers and commentators to revisit dark world with fresh and re-appreciative eyes. But are they right to pick up the hammer and get down to business for Thor’s second solo outing?
That’s what we ask in the latest episode of podcast Rotten Tomatoes is wrong, in which Mark Ellis is joined by guest co-host and editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes, Joel Meares, and talk show host, comics expert and person who knows that much about Dark Elves, Coy Jandreau. Which of them is Team Dark World? And which one of them feels this Thor movie must be sent to the beautiful golden dungeons of Asgard forever?
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Jacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie reporting, but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and historical plays. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, featured at Admission to Hollywood and other shows, and will not position Constantine slander of each
Mark Ellis is a comedian and editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, and can be seen as the co-host of the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmodown. His favorite Star Wars movie is jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and — thanks to this podcast — he’s going to watch burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.