Thor: The Dark World (2013) Directed by Alan Taylor 6/10 The sequel to the surprise hit is upon us with mixed results. The film itself is well enough made and the Game of Thrones creator has added a bit more weight to the fantasy realms (where a great deal of the film takes place) but I prefer my super hero films to be more earthbound. Tom Hiddleston steals the show once again as Loki, proving himself the best and most consistent character in the marvel cinematic universe. The fantasy stuff whilst far better than the drudge of Lord of the Rings felt like too many things were crammed in and the stuff set in London was quite funny but less weighty. All in all this second chapter in Phase Two of the Avengers films is far better than the goofy first chapter (Iron Man 3) but a far cry from the best chapters of Phase One.