'Thor: The Dark World' 2-Minute Spoiler-Free Video Review

I wasn't the biggest fan of the original Thor, but I was starting to get psyched for Thor: The Dark World after seeing Thor's plot extended in clever ways in The Avengers, and after reading Germain's mostly-positive review of the film

I was unpleasantly surprised to find that Thor: The Dark World is quite a mess. Not only are the action and stakes underwhelming, it also squanders a lot of the quality character work done in the first film, making me appreciate that film so much more. After the jump, hear my thoughts on the latest entry in the Marvel film universe.