I enjoyed every second and have to say, that this cut seemlessly brought together Thor's storylines across the movies whitout making me feel like I'm watching different films.
The cuts and scenetransitions worked perfectly and the watchflow was kept on a constant level by leaving unnecessary hela moments out. There were no disrupting cuts in the sound.
The way this all came together really let me excperience Thor's journey throughout.
The after-credit-scene was the scene I wanted to see the movie end on. Well done.
I absolutely recommend watching Infinity Thor and I'm going to rewatch this cut in the future some more times.
Inifinity Thor is a fascinating experiment. One I wasn't sure if it would work but ultimately surprised me in a wonderful way! This isn't a replacement for any of the Thor or Avengers movies, but rather a complimentary, alternate experience. It was really well crafted, following Thor's journey thought the MCU from Ragnarok to Endgame, showing you the journey from his point of view. My only complaint is that it ended with the beginning of Endgame rather than continuing through the rest of the movie. I'd love to see Malthus add that on too so we can see the true full journey (so far) of the God of Thunder!
Superb cut, makes the most out Ragnarok's story while maintaining the Thor focus the cut aims for.
Things I loved:
- Thor centric plot focus.
- Smoothness of cuts.
- Audio edits are some of the best I've seen.
- Ragnarok's edits are almost unnoticeable.
- Pacing is matched well throughout the edit.
- 1080p, consistent throughout.
Things to improve:
- Hela's storyline is chopped quite heavily, which makes it difficult to see where the undead army comes from.
- Some more clarity in the Infinity War part of the film (possibly include a few more scenes from the film).
- Unnecessary Wanda/Vision conflict, in the context of this cut it seems irrelevant. I'd just go straight to Thanos removing the stone from him.
This is a really cool idea and well executed. Seeing events of multiple film storylines in ensemble Marvel films from one perspective is something I'd love to see more of.
A few notes if there's ever future versions:
1) Big edit: go ahead and tell Thor's whole story through Endgame. Yeah, it will have quite a bit longer runtime, but I think this would benefit from the whole character arc.
2) Moderate edit: Music! Most of this edit is Ragnarok which has an incredible score by Mark Mothersbaugh that combines electronic with orchestral. replacing some of the score from Infinity War with score from Ragnarok might be a nice way to make the story being told in this fan edit more cohesive as the change in style is somewhat disjointed.
On that same note, I'm also in the camp that when Thor arrives on Earth to fight Thanos instead of the Avengers theme (as we hear in the original movie), it should be Immigrant Song (as seen in this video https://youtu.be/-mqDiFfARyo ). On the one hand, that would tie in with Thor's story in Ragnarok, though that would also mean having the song play for a 3rd time in this edit, which might over do it. I'd be interested to know what others think. Some other options could be finding an orchestral remix of Immigrant Song, or using the main theme from Ragnarok ( https://youtu.be/G22gUee8ijU ).
That all said, I don't know much about sound editing so that could be a herculean effort for all I know.
3) Small edits: When the story gets to Infinity War there are some moments that don't really add to "Thor's story" as it were. For instance:
The scene where Starlord and Gamora are making out and hear the Asgardian SOS message is pretty abrupt. You get the end of Ragnarok then just BAM 2 characters not introduced in this movie kissing. I'd say either at least give an establishing shot of The Milano floating in space or cut the scene entirely. Heck, you could consider cutting straight to the Guardians arriving at the desolation of the Asgardian ship and finding Thor, although the prior scene does do a good job introducing Rocket and Groot, who have in important role in the rest of Infinity Thor.
The heartfelt scene of Wanda having to kill Vision and then seeing him die again at Thanos' hand isn't so heartfelt with the rest of their story not being included in this version of the movie. Cut it and skip right to Thanos pulling the mind stone out of Vision and Thor attacking Thanos.
Edit: I forgot to mention in my original review I actually really enjoyed seeing all the Nidavellir cut together. In Infinity War it was probably the least interesting plotline in my opinion so whenever the movie would cut to Thor's crew it seemed kind of dull. That said, in this fan edit it's just a piece of Thor's overall journey and really doesn't take up too much time.
Do you recommend this edit?
Owner's replyMay 08, 2021
Did you watch to the end of the credits for the Endgame footage?