Thor: The Dark World

Marvel

While I cut my geekynerdy teeth on the X-Men animated series in the 90s, I have been a relative latecomer to the films of the Marvel Universe. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen most of the movies, though likely not in the order Stan Lee would have preferred. Thus far, while I have enjoyed all of the little things that are tying the Avengers movies together, I have also been able to appreciate each film as a stand-alone feature. At least I had been.

Like many people who have gone to see Thor: The Dark World this weekend, I found myself leaving the theater with more questions than answers. I’ll admit, I never saw the first Thor movie (one of the few I haven’t seen yet), but I had read a number of plot summaries so I felt pretty confident about going into the theater and knowing the backstory. Unfortunately, that didn’t really help me much.  Read More