The Dark Elf plan of using evil, ancient energy to plunge the universe into darkness was taken straight from that movie. Heck, the character designs were taken from that movie.
|Left: Comic Dark Elves|
Middle: Film Dark Elves
Right: HatAoS Dark Elves
Now, if this episode was meant as an homage, or an adaptation, or whatever… then fine. I think it’s still poorly done, but fine. But I can’t help but feel that this was either a poorly-conceived, late-to-the-game tie-in to the film, or an inferior retread.
Aside from that, this episode wasn’t that bad. The jokes were actually pretty funny, Skaar’s subplot about being an Elite Guard was interesting (well, while it lasts), and I like the idea of the Hulks hanging out in Asgard, where they wouldn’t look too out of place. All in all, this episode was not bad when it was being original (except for Malekith’s uber-form). But the parts that rehashed Thor 2 pretty much brought the whole thing down, I’m sorry to say. Oh well. At least it had potential.
See you next time!