The newest release from Marvel, Thor – The Dark World, begins with Odin narrating a story about how his father had defeated a group called the Dark Elves led by Malekith, who had the power to turn the universe dark and destroy all life by using a mystical cloud called the Aether. He explains how Malekith lost most of his army and in an effort to survive locked himself and some of his men away in a “hibernation” type sleep.
Odin’s father then hid the Aether where it could never be found. The movie then cuts to the current realm of Asguard. Loki is locked up in the dungeon as his punishment for his crimes while on Earth. Odin is alive a well and ruling Asguard. Thor is off restoring order to the nine realms after the fallout from Loki, and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) returns as the cute and clumsy scientist searching for Thor.
Jane, while searching for Thor, finds the Aether and becomes “infected” with it. Thor in an effort to save Jane brings her to Asguard. Now that the Aether has been released, Malekith is awaken from his sleep and vows to regain control of the Aether and turn the world dark. He uses his powers to invade Asguard and kills one of the main characters. He then leaves Asguard to wait for the aligning of the nine realms which will allow him to turn the entire universe dark all at once. Thor in an effort to stop this evil doing must enlist the help of his brother Loki who is the only one that knows how to get off Asguard without being detected. Thor must come to terms with his brother whom he does not trust and work together to defeat the enemy.
This movie is a must watch for any Marvel fan. Although the story is not very detailed it keeps you wondering what is going to happen every minute. This is a great addition to the Marvel saga.