Thor: The Dark World has both great and not-so great moments. It is an important entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe though by introducing us to the Aether, or Reality Infinity Stone. Other than that aspect, there is a lot of talking and some good fight scenes. The action isn't great, but it is entertaining. The effects look a bit dull at times but for the most part look good. The acting is good, and Chris Hemsworth makes Thor very likable. However, it is Tom Hiddleston's portrayal of Loki that steals every scene he is in. The plot of this installment is kind of rough, but gets the job done. The humor that is injected into an otherwise serious superhero film is very welcome. One of the biggest elements that is lacking in this film is a compelling villain. He looks similar to the Night King in "Game of Thrones", which is not surprising since director Alan Taylor also directs both this and Game of Thrones. However, even with the dark and evil look, he is a very forgettable enemy. He is a very generic "destroy the universe" super-villain, which makes this film predictable and not very compelling. There is no real deeper meaning or message to take away from this movie other than do what is right to prevent evil. This is one of the worse MCU installments, but it does an adequate job of moving the Marvel story thread along. Overall, I give this film a 6/10.