I took Tom to see Thor: The Dark World today. Was lots of fun. I do love the Avenger series from Marvel. Great dialogue, awesome action scenes, fun special effects, and some nice sneaky plot lines.
But while I was happy to go along with the crazy science and magic of the Marvel world, the one thing that bothered me had Tom laughing.
In The Dark World there is a race of aliens called Dark Elves, who existed before light ever came to being in the universe. The light doesn't kill them or hurt them as far as I could tell, but it did piss them off. And so they wanted to get rid of all the light in the universe. And thus the movie's plot is born.
However, what I wanted to know was why the elves had eyes? In a dark universe, they would have evolved without the need for vision. They would have used echolocation or something cool like that. After all, primitive life is thought to have originally developed eyes to sense day from night; there would have been no need for that in a dark universe...
Then again, there would have been no plot if that was the case.
Also, I think Loki is way cooler than Thor. Just sayin'.