Review: Thor: The Dark World

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Directed by: Alan Taylor

Phase Two of the Avengers films continues, following this year’s Iron Man 3, with the sequel to Thor. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman and Anthony Hopkins all return in their roles, under the helm of a new (to the series) director, Alan Taylor, taking over from Kenneth Branagh who directed the first film featuring the Nordic God, which was possibly my favourite of the Phase One films.

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Review: Iron Man Three


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Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley

Directed by: Shane Black

Phase Two of Marvel’s Avengers movie franchise kicks off a year after The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, with the third installment of Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, but with a new director. Shane Black, who directed Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, takes the helm this time, instead of Jon Favreau who did the first two. Also reprising their roles are Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau in his cameo as security guard Happy, and Paul Bettany as the voice of Jarvis.

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