I watch A LOT of superhero movies, but this was probably the best graduation from origin story to sequel that I’ve seen so far. Thor is purposefully the reverse of your typical superhero character arc because instead of struggling with superpowers and learning how to become a hero, he’s learning how to be a fallible human and not have superpowers. Even the obligatory daddy issues are far more interesting than usual, because Odin is an actual character rather than a long-dead ghost or an avatar of lofty paternal expectations.
My review of Thor: The Dark World! I’m actually splitting it into multiple parts because I had so many thoughts. ;) Needless to say, it is spoilery! Any future spoilery posts on Tumblr will be tagged “Thor 2 spoilers”.