Synopsis: Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has to enlist the help of his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) to fight an old enemy.
Stan's thoughts: The first Thor was good, well-made comic book fun and it was that, Chris Hemsworth's ripped body and the fact that Tom Hiddleston looked like he was having a ball as the bad brother that made me want to see this.
For the first 20 or so minutes it's a bit plodding (plot exposition - whatever) but then Mr Hiddleston arrives and suddenly it all picks up. Hiddleston's joy in this role shines across the screen and he is up there with the best of the lovable baddies.
It is silly fun, with a sense of humour and other than the slow start my only other grumble would be that there is only one gratuitous Hemsworth torso shot. One is definitely not enough when you've worked that hard to be in that shape but that's just my...er...opinion.
- Stan's: 70%
- IMDB: 76%
- Metascore: 54%
- Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
- RT audience rating: 84%