Who would've thought that putting two great movies together would make for a great movie? That’s a bit of an understatement. Cutting all of the scenes not centered around Thor’s journey makes for a well rounded and satisfying journey. Perfect video and sound quality. 100% would recommend to anyone who has already seen both Ragnarok and Infinity War and are fans of the Thor character.
Overall I really liked this edit. I'm a big Thor fan, big MCU fan. This edit was technically done very very well, it was seamless. If I had any complaint at all it would be that it kinda felt like two movies put together, which I suppose it kind of obvious. But overall, I liked it a lot.
Growing up a comic book reader, there are two things that I got used to: a shared universe and big crossover events. Characters from other books would come into the book that you're following for a page or a story before going back into their own. You didn't have to know everything about them, just that they shared the same universe which made it all seem so much bigger. Then every so often, there would a company-wide event. Not every character would be a part of the main driving plot, but they would be affected by it. Which is how we wound up with Daredevil fighting a possessed vacuum cleaner. When done right, those side stories would be just as compelling, if not more so than the main plot. Until the advent of platforms like Marvel Unlimited and Comixology where everything is at your fingertips, you had to be lucky enough that your FLCBS carried all the floppies of that particular event AND that you had enough money to get them all. Otherwise, you had to pick and chose which particular storylines and characters that you were going to follow.
All of that is to say that Infinity Thor reminds me of those days growing up before every comic was at my fingertips in the best possible way. Clearly, there is more to the story than is on the screen, but the narrative does not lack for it, In the first half, everything that happens on Asgard after Hela exiles Thor only comes through Heimdall's eyes and Valkyrie's story. We don't actually see Hela reigning over Asgard, and while I enjoyed Cate Blanchett's performance, she is all the more terrifying for it. Like the shark in Jaws, she has become more formidable through her absence. For the second half, we know that Thanos is out collecting stones, but we don't actually need to see it to enjoy the story being presented. In the first act, Mjolnir is destroyed, so it must be replaced to face this new threat. Following the rest of the Thanos plot would add depth to the world, but really, all we need to know is that Thor needs a new hammer.
I would definitely recommend this edit. It's highly enjoyable and well-worth your time. The editing was clean, and there were no discernible moments that took me out of the film.
This was a pretty rad edit. The quality was fine, the editing was seamless (The one cut that stood out to me turned out to be in the original film). It was a nice excuse to watch Ragnarok again, I forgot how much I loved it. The highlight was the transition to Infinity War, which was very well put together. The Infinity War portion was really neat, there were no problems with the narrative despite so much being cut out. I think it may be a bit confusing to someone who hasn't seen Infinity War, but I can't imagine anyone watching this who hasn't already seen it, plus if anything else was left in it would just feel unfocused, so I don't have a problem. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is what I call a Fun-Edit.
Note: Do not watch if you do not like Thor Ragnarok.
(Please don't read if you are about to watch this edit. CONTAINS SPOILERS)
Owning the full Marvel/DC BluRay backcat, I was really interested in seeing this edit, as I love Ragnarock, my favourite Thor movie :)
So let's get into it :)
Great edit and to be honest I only noticed one cut, the rest were flawless (from my viewing perspective).
1st look, its obviously a high quality edit, great picture and sound etc. No issue here.
With the refined plot I found the 1st arc to be funnier and the comedy aspect really shone through for me, alongside the action from all sides, including the strong female leads of Valkyrie and Thors sister, all showing their strengths through brute force, projectiles, heavy artillery and fragmented war monoliths, condensed to follow this specific narrative. It was a great contrast to the 2nd arc, starting with the kiss.
I fealt this bridge did work for me :)
Rather than tension being broken by a comedy element (in Hitchcock fashion), here, in the 1st arc, we see high positive comedy elements followed by a dark drop with the Thanos entrance. Super high, now to an all time low (Lokis death).
We follow into the 2nd arc, a more serious segment, still with comedy elements involved but more sparse, again building on the tension, now more like a forward Hitchcock.
The tension is released with the Guardians (2nd entrance into the destruction scene), to be built straight back up again. Great up and down emotional part here. This edit really gave me a strong emotional connection with Thor leading up to this point, I'm all in now!!
Time for some payback with the weapon build :)
Into the 3rd arc, we are introduced to alot of new characters dotting in and out, expanding the plot, stitching all these elements together. Who are all these people? It doesn't matter because for me at this point, I accept they are just side characters to expand the main narrative. We are going forward, Thor vs Thanos.
After all the drama we end with a solid Thor/Thanos moment!!
A few unanswered questions like 2 stones to 4 but we accept while Thor has been building his new axe, Thanos (along with the rest of the Guardians) have been chasing the other stones.
Also there's more answers in the post credit scene that ties up bits so you get that cherry on the cake feeling (the Marvel treat).
In all honesty this style could be used across the board and it would be interesting to see this with other character evolutions such as the Hulk/Black Widow combo etc. If Disney ends up releasing series we are on a winner :)