Thor: Love plus Thunder minus Comedy

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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
119
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Fanedit Running Time:
88
Time Cut:
31
Time Added:
1
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Brief Synopsis:
Thor Love and Thunder arrived in cinemas to the sounds of raucus laughter, and the sound of footsteps as people walked out of the cinema, disgusted at what a blundering fool Thor had become. Whilst many people enjoyed Taika Waititi's unique blend of humour and emotion, There are many people who felt he had taken it too far.

Thor Love and Thunder Minus Comedy takes the worst of the comedy out and aims to focus on Thor's emotional journey, rediscovering love and accentuating the threatening presence of Gorr the god-butcher.

Thor discovers that Gorr is aiming to kill all gods and sets out on a mission to raise an army to rescue the abducted children of Asgard. It's not yet clear how this army will come about but on the way, he meets the enigmatic Zeus whose allegiances are never quite clear, and rekindles a romance with Jane Foster who has her own secrets.
Intention:
The plan is to remove the worst of the comedy and allow the story to breathe. There is actually a lot of quality in the movie, it's just completely undermined by the puerile humour. This edit takes out the worst bits and tries to leave the movie more on the level of Thor Ragnarok. The focus is on Thor. Some Jane scenes are removed to support this.
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Audio is stereo.
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Release Information:
Digital
Special Features
Stereo audio.
Editing Details:
AI tools were used to clean up audio, separating dialogue and music so it could be re-layered.
AI upscaling and frame insertion was used to allow for some special effects when doing Zeus' magic psychic power.
New credits animation was created in 3dsmax using clean backing plates.
Korg's face was made static by grabbing a still frame and motion tracking it to the movement of the shot.
The escape from omnipotent city was made vague by selectively blurring out the 'sky' with a mask that was motion tracked to the footage.
The glowing effect added to Zeus' eyes when he does his psychic message to Thor was merely hand painted in photoshop and motion tracked to the footage.
Cuts and Additions:
New intro music that continues throughout Thor's history montage
No Korg story time, no Korg narration
Baby Thor replaced with kid Thor from first film
Pirate girl and wolf girl removed
replaced Jane slap with Jane Aether
replaced Frigga funeral with Odin finding her dead
inserted Mjolnir destroyed
replaced multiple Loki death with just the one
inserted clip of Thor's emotional scene with Rocket from infinity war
colour graded entire intro
removed Thor riding Stormbreaker like a broom
removed 'split kick' between the two bikes and kicking larger vehicle
removed temple collapsing
removed Jane MRI, Jane chemo, Jane lab, intro to New Asgard, Jane at New Asgard. (we will first see Jane as Mighty Thor)
removed goat introduction scene outside ship, and goats inside ship
cut out portions of Quill and Thor's conversation where Thor mentions being dumped and the handshake bit and Thor gazing at Quill like an idiot
removed goat screams from bifrost (and most bits henceforth)
cut everything about Sif's arm.
removed Thor desperately trying to grab Mjolnir in New Asgard attack.
removed Thor making his helmet 'grow'.
removed entire Thor x Jane flashback
removed the aftermath of Gorr's attack which consists of Thor and Jane bickering
removed actors from town hall scene, references to Jodie Foster, Thor trying to summon Mjolnir, Stormbreaker having sentience
removed Thor's speech that essentially undermines Valkyrie, Miek using chalkboard, Thor crashing through roof into monument
removed all references to Axl's name change
removed Axl dismissing Thor, and Thor's 'team' obsession
removed rambling dialogue "are you thinking", Thor's obsession with 'a team', Stormbreaker 'rebelling' and being 'janky'
removed Thor trash talking Mjolnir outside on the barrel, Stormbreaker turning up on it's own after Jane leaves
replaced Jane's mom's sick scene with flashback of Jane examining blood and Eric Selvig giving his condolences, colour graded to accentuate the red
removed hand grenade speaker
reduced Thor's speech to remove the cringe
removed reference to Thor rollerblading
removed god of dumplings, head and feet god, Thor chanting Zeus and fanboying.
removed Zeus' reference to 'orgies'. Thor's struggle to get to the stage, Zeus talking about orgies.
removed Girls fainting at Thor's nudity, shot of tattoos on Thor's back, his friends objectifying him
replaced Zeus whispering to Thor with deleted scene of Zeus teaching Thor how to use Thunderbolt, framed as a psychic projection
removed the 'disappointment' when Zeus restores Thor's clothing
removed Zeus doing basketball style tricks with Thunderbolt
removed Zeus saying they know where omnipotent city is so they can't leave
removed Thor's quip "that is the sound of lightning" and jubilant fanfare, added November Rain by Guns N Roses, no Sweet Child of Mine
complex edit of : Korg is dead, does not whistle for goats, goats do not come to rescue, it is no longer clear where boat is when they land on it
removed all references to Valkyrie tickling Thor's nose
vigorous edit of boat scene to remove Korg's dialogue and 'jealous Stormbreaker'
removed Thor talking to Stormbreaker and pouring beer on it. Jane follows him out immediately
removed Korg singing and chatting with Val
Cut down final shots of Val inside boat and froze Korg's face with SFX work
removed all Thor's childish quips from the confrontation with Gorr.
removed shot of boat plus Korg plus goats during the battle with the shadows.
removed Thor fighting with vending machine and his flippant remarks "pick up the kids"
removed Thor making light of Val's injuries
removed Gorr allowing statue to fall onto kids repurposed some shots to instead show Gorr sneering at Thor arriving, using a point of view shot
removed Thor saying "they're behind me aren't they"
altered Thor giving kids power, used a line from Zeus teaching Thor how Thunderbolt can be imbued into anything, downplaying any suggestion that Thor is on the level of Odin yet
reframed Jane sitting up in the hospital bed so that Mjolnir is not visible because Mjolnir is not a person
removed Thor talking to Stormbreaker like it's a person
removed outro scene narrated by Korg and showing Thor being domestic, film ends on The death of Jane and Gorr and the meeting of Thor and Love
replaced Sweet Child of Mine with Remember me by Journey
completely remade animated end credits to make the lettering more consistent and easier to read
edits to credits roll to add special thanks and change music credits.
Cover art by tremault (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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Goodbye Sweet Korg

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There are aspects of the original Thor: Love and Thunder that I enjoyed but the "comedy" (if you'd like to call it that) made it almost unbearable. Everything we'd seen in the past of Thor's character arc, with his mourning, his humility, and declining mental health, had all been thrown to the wayside to make room for an at times childish Thor and cheap, middle school humor. Unfortunately, I think there's very little any editor could do to try and resurrect any sort of character or story progression from the atrocity that is Thor 4 but Tremault's edit seems to smooth out the ride of the original trainwreck and that's definitely worth some praise.

Purely based on personal preference, there are parts that I would've liked to see remain in this cut, like the falling glass temple, Thor's (admittedly lame but funny) slow glide into screen when Star Lord looks at the Guardians and the absurdity of Zeus (which, I think, actually fits given the character). Not all comedy was bad comedy in the original, the majority of it was though. Ultimately, this was a MUCH better version than the original and I'd 1000% watch this before watching the official release. Thanks, Tremault!

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After the success of Thor Ragnarock, director Taiko Wattiti and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth were riding high and given cart blanche to do whatever they wanted for Thor Love & Thunder. The plan was simple; make the best Thor film ever. The reality was that we got the worst Thor ever, but that's where tremault steps in....

Thor Love plus Thunder minus Comedy; is editor tremault's rendition of the events of the film and if you are lucky enough to see it for yourself, you will agree that this should be taken as the defacto Thor Love & Thunder Experience going forward.

All the jokes that don't work have been cut, all the bizarre character moments', all the dumb Thor moments', all of it has been cut. Thor Love plus Thunder minus Comedy; gets right to the point and moves at a break neck pace. Part of this is because tremault has expertly cut out the filler and drives ahead with the story. This edit illustrates that when you take away the noise, the original story isn't half bad! The other reason for the pacing is because the original film had so much nonsense in it that when you cut it; the film easily looses a great deal of its run time I can only imagine how hard this edit was to achieve and from a technical standpoint; the editing is seamless, audio, visuals, everything, its all seamless.

There were a couple of editing choices tremault made which were ambitious given the material she had to work with. Both which which kind of work but because of the way the original scenes were shot, is a mix of of inspired but a little awkward. I applaud the editor for making it work at all, given how poorly composed and illogical the the original sequences were, but it was a thrill to watch from an editorial stand point.

Despite if whether what I've written above here sounds negative or not, rest assured this edit is genuinely awesome.
It takes a bad film and actually makes it alright. It is still the weakest Thor films but it at least it's now fun and can be taken seriously now. I have no doubt that if tremault had access to the original footage that she would have been able to do an even better job as this film would have been extraordinarily hard to edit. This version could pass off as the genuine product if it weren't for the foreknowledge of having seen the original.

I would highly recommend you watch this.

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When I first watched Love and Thunder, I couldn't finish it and had to put it down. When I stumbled across this edit I figured it was worth a shot to try again. From the edit starting montage/narration and the beginning battle I knew this edit meant business when it came to cutting out unnecessary comedy. This version of the movie is far more tolerable, and shows the potential that was behind the film and helped even out the tone between the God Butcher and the rest of the comedic shenanigans.

I mean it got rid of the screaming goats, what more could you ask for.

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Tremault - I am shocked by how much better you made it.
I'm a big marvel fan and I wrote this movie off as just being too dumb to watch again. You cutting out all the cringy & lame comedy really brings the heart of the movie out.
Thanks for working on it and I will save this version as the one I watch

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The editing is really solid! I think my problem is with the movie itself. Even removing so many jokes, this movie still feels really silly and uneven to me.

I like what the editor did, I just think this one was a bit under cooked in the writing process, and it's going to be tough to save in post.

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