I'm watching this movie, and I liked the first one well enough, and so far I like this one just fine. I'm not familiar with Malekith and the Dark Elves, were those a Simonson creation? Seems like I sort of remember that. Alas, I was kind of done reading Thor after issue #200.
I do kind of wish the movie was more magical than science fiction, though I haven't heard just what makes Thor's hammer work. I applaud the makers for keeping the movie under two hours.