Disney has started doing this thing where they release the digital download versions of a movie, a few weeks before the physical DVD comes out. That’s the case with Marvel’s THOR: The Dark World, which is available now in 3D and HD Digital! The 3D Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray™, 2D Blu-ray, Digital Copy), Single-Disc Blu-ray, DVD are still available for pre-order for a February 25th, 2014 date.
To get everyone excited, Disney and Marvel have put together some new clips and a trailer. I like this one full of bloopers and featuring Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth and Jaimie Alexander:
More bonus videos below the jump:
Get ready to marvel at the power of Asgard’s favorite son. Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World arrives on 3D Combo Pack, Single-Disc Blu-ray, and DVD on February 25th and will be available on Digital 3D and Digital HD on February 4th! Bonus features include an exclusive first look at Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, never-before-seen extended and deleted scenes and more!
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
The further adventures of Thor was a great film. It picked up where The Avengers left off with Thor and his buddies doing a little cleanup around the 9 worlds and ended with a fantastic battle that showed Thor’s earthly companions can hold their own, at least when it comes to technological solutions. Of course, the whole movie was stolen by Loki (in more ways than one) and I can’t wait to see more of the two brothers from Asgard battling wits versus brawn in future films. Someone make that happen. In the meantime, definitely add this movie to your shelf.
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Bonus Features for 3D Combo Pack, BD, DVD & Select Digital Retailers below the jump:
Update: just added new Preview below.
In the latest Marvel superhero mega-movie, the stakes are as big as can be and so is the movie. We saw Thor: The Dark World in 3D which made the film appear even bigger as much of the action jumps off the screen at you. As a sequel to Thor (and really, The Avengers), The Dark World progressed the story along nicely, and had all the elements a superhero movie requires.
Natalie Portman returns to play astrophysicist Jane Foster, and Thor’s love interest from the first movie. We find the hammer wielding god, played for the third time by Chris Hemsworth, in the role of peacekeeper in the 9 realms that Asgardians rule over. In his heart Thor pines for Foster. That this love is forbidden gets a little play at the start of the film and then is abandoned once the bad guy sets his evil plan in motion.
The bad guy is Malekith (played wonderfully by Christopher Eccleston), leader of the Dark Elves (who hail from a time before the universe was created and they’re a little cranky about that who light and goodness thing). Eccleston was pretty unrecognizable under all that makeup, but it gave him a sort of Dark Vader eeriness, and Eccleston’s acting helped elevate him into a suitable opponent for Thor. Malekith’s cohorts wore masks most of the time, reminding me alternatively of Storm Troopers (but with better aim) or, here’s your Disney reference, Spectromagic Dolls (a real horror for those in the know).
The conflict, when it comes, is what I call comicbook violence. People die, but there’s no blood. When gods are fighting each other the stakes still manage to feel real and when humanity is involved, we are essentially ants to those with superhero abilities. That’s how it should be. The film earns its PG-13 rating, but it you have a mature kid who’s a little younger, they’ll probably be fine.
Even though Thor: The Dark World has technically debuted internationally and midnight showings begin tonight, I’m embargoed from posting my full review until tomorrow. Sucks to be me. On the other hand I have seen the movie already and can say as much that if you’re a fan of Marvel’s comic-book superhero movies you’ll be impressed with Thor 2.
In the meantime, catch up on these great featurettes that Disney released to get us all excited about the return to Asgard: