10 Reasons You Should Drop Everything & See Thor: The Dark World Instead

The release of Thor: The Dark World is just over twenty-four hours away. You’re probably waiting with bated breath, but in case you aren’t, here are ten reasons why you should be.


1. It’s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We’ll just go ahead and get the obvious one out of the way. Marvel’s The Avengers is the third highest grossing film of all time, which means that people are interested in this universe. And this movie fits right in. There are references to past films, and we’d be willing to bet that there are hints about future films as well.

Phase One Box Set

2. The November 19 episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will pick up where the film leaves off.

That’s right, AoS is going to have a semi-tie in with the ramifications of the new Thor movie affecting the AoS team. This is an interesting move on Marvel’s part, but it should play out well in the long run. That being said, you’ll want to see Thor before watching the episode. Judging by last night’s episode, I’d say that viewership will probably be up next week, which means that there will be even more people seeing Thor, so get your tickets fast before they sell out!

3. Joss Whedon had his hands in it.

Fans of the Whedonverse, rejoice! Joss Whedon is busy working hard on the next Avengers film, which of course stars Thor, but he took some time out to help Thor in his homeland when the Thor team needed that little extra push toward perfection.


4. You’ll get to see Loki get slapped.

The world may be in love with Tom Hiddleston, but this particular snippet from the trailers still seems to be a favorite. So why not see that classic moment on a giant movie screen? Giant slaps are always funnier than computer screen-sized slaps.

Of course, we don’t expect it to live up to The Avenger‘s “Puny god” moment that we could all watch over and over and over and over… Well, here that is. Enjoy.

5. Zachary Levi as Fandral.

We were surprised that this slipped by so many people, but loveable nerd extraordinaire Zachary Levi (Chuck, The Nerd Machine) will be filling the shoes of Fandral this time around, and we couldn’t be happier. Oh, and he has an English accent.


6. Christopher Eccleston as Malekith.

Who doesn’t want to see the ninth Doctor as a supervillain? Be warned, though, you probably won’t be able to even tell it’s him by his looks. Eccleston will be covered in more makeup than a vaudeville star. But we can hear the Doctor when he speaks.


7. Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

At this point we’re not sure if there is a single role that Hopkins can’t play, but he really hits this one on the head. He looks wise yet incredibly powerful and a little terrifying when he’s mad. This character could have arguably been created for Hopkins…if Norse mythology wasn’t a thousand years old.


8. Chris Hemsworth.

Let’s face it, Chris Hemsworth is a very handsome man. Not only that, but he plays the character of a god out of his element (get it? element?) incredibly well. Now we’ll get to see him in his own world, and that can only be awesome.

9. Tom Hiddleston.

This man is winning over hearts of people everywhere, women and men alike. This movie should really be called Loki’s Brother: The Dark World, because he’s all we hear about outside of trailers.


10. If you see the movie on 11/7, you can have a full day of Thor (and Loki) and get a free lanyard and poster.

That’s right, AMC Theaters is having a Thor marathon; for $25 you get to see Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World PLUS you get a lanyard and a full-sized one sheet poster of either Thor or Loki (see above for reasons why that’s cool).

Thor Poster

If those ten reasons don’t have you scrambling to cancel your other weekend plans, then our guess is that you never really planned to see it in the first place and only really stumbled here by accident.

We’ll be seeing it via the marathon tomorrow. When are you going to see it? If you go in costume, send us your pics to win Thor’s hammer!

Also, we’ll see more of Lady Sif, which fans have wanted since the first Thor movie was released. Mrs. Nerdly‘s excited for another awesome cosplay opportunity, and Mr. Nerdly‘s excited for Mrs. Nerdly’s cosplay. 😉


Now… Be honest, Nerdy Minds. How many times did you watch Loki get served? And what are you most looking forward to?

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