SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE FIRST THOR MOVIE!!!!!! SO SO SO SO SO SO VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY MUCH BETTERER.
Ahem, now that I have that out of my system... Yes, it was very good. I was very satisfied for the movie on a whole, which may not sound like an incredibly good review, but I was really disappointed with the first one like you wouldn't believe.
All the characters have developed like Whoa! since the first movie.
Frigga is just so incredibly kick-ass, as you can see where both Thor and Loki got their smarts and fighting skills from.
Loki so..... Loki. But in that awesome way that Loki is better than everyone. He redeems himself, and then he's an arse, and he loves his mother and never forgives his father and I honestly believe he misses his relationship with his brother.
There's a most excellent Avengers cameo. Not going to tell you who or in what context, but it was great and bought a smile to my face.
(I don't think it gives anything away to say that there's no Coulson. That would have been nice.)
The scene after the credits didn't make any sense to me, but I'm not familiar with the comics, so I'm thinking that was lost on me.
I want to marry Idris Elba. But really, that should be a given. Heimdall was awesome and cool.
Stan Lee's cameo was subtle and fitted in very nicely.
Natalie Portman didn't annoy me! I was worried she would, but she did not. Either did kat Dennings!! and I am not a fan of hers at all.
So, I'm giving it 3 stars out of 5.
When it ended I very seriously considered buying another ticket to watch it again. I enjoyed it that much.