Thor: The Dark World ★★★★

Ho-hum. Nothing to see here. Just another excellent Marvel film that deftly mixes action, character work, comedy and spectacle into a rousing and supremely entertaining two-hour package.

Also, using the last few minutes of your film to set up the next installment is now officially passé. Thor: The Dark World effectively sets the stage for no less than THREE future Marvel films with its last scene and mid-credits stinger.