Zac Elawar from Capsule Computers wrote:
"Thor: The Dark World is the title character’s second solo film. The role is staunchly reprised by Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, who is also once again joined by the returning Natalie Portman as astrophysicist and love interest Jane Foster, and Tom Hiddleston as his half-brother and God of Mischief, Loki, among others. A dormant threat in Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston) has awakened, set on plunging all nine worlds into darkness using the Aether, as it once was before the creation of light. Thor: The Dark World is as close to a space opera as we’ve seen so far, likening itself – at times – more to Star Wars than any prior entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe."