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The Movie Defenders

The Movie Defenders podcast is a show dedicated to talking about the best things about the films you love, not tear everything down.

Mar 25, 2019

The Movie Defenders podcast dive into what are mostly considered the 'worst' of the MCU as we tackle first, Thor: The Dark World. We take a fresh view of the movie now that Thor and Loki's arcs are realized and several years have passed. Before we launch into the film we discuss James Gunn returning to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Mark Hamill's recent comments about The Last Jedi, and we discuss the top 5 Best Picture snubs. Then we dive into Asgard and we talk about everything from the special effects, the humor, acting, story, and the greater story arcs for Thor in this middle chapter. So grab your cloaked ships, collect your hammer, and contain the Aether as we discuss the MCU with Thor: The Dark World!

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:17:08 Announcements
  • 00:24:38 The Buzz
  • 00:38:20 Top 5 Best Picture Snubs
  • 01:01:00 Thor - The Dark World Discussion Starts
  • 01:12:25 What Critics Say
  • 01:21:25 Loki's Sentencing
  • 01:28:55 Battle of Vanaheim / Humor in the Film
  • 01:36:12 Story Exposition
  • 01:46:20 Thor Takes Jane to Asgard / Sci-Fi Elements
  • 01:56:45 Asgard Attacked
  • 02:00:10 Death of Frigga
  • 02:06:12 Thor Makes a Plan to Stop Malekith / Pacing Issues?
  • 02:11:48 Thor Breaks Loki Out of Prison
  • 02:18:45 Escaping Asgard
  • 02:25:30 Loki's Apparent Betrayal
  • 02:30:30 Thor Fights the Kursed and Malekith / CGI Effects
  • 02:34:45 Loki's Apparent Death
  • 02:42:00 Malekith Takes the Fight to Earth
  • 02:43:55 The Final Battle
  • 02:47:00 Loki Impersonates Odin / Ending
  • 02:54:30 Final Words on Thor: The Dark World