Thor: Love plus Thunder minus Comedy

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Original Release Date:
2022
Original Running Time:
119
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88
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31
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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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Release Information:
Digital
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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I never thought that an actually good and enjoyable movie was hiding under that pile of bad-taste humor. Tremault did an amazing work extracting the essence of the plot and showcasing the main character's empathy (frankly who thought it was a good idea to make Thor sound like a psychopath by joking over Sif's getting mutilated and Jane battling cancer?). The surgical extraction of the cringe-worthy moments aside. I loved the VFX of Zeus' telepathic abilities to Thor, it was astonishing. I also adored the new bittersweet ending, Remember Me is such a dope song!

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This is a HUGE improvement on the original film! I loved that Jane is only revealed to us when Thor sees her for the first time to make us also wonder what is even going on here? The town hall scene felt a bit too jumpy but taika didnt really give us many serious lines to allow the scene to flow properly without the silliness. I really liked how the scene with Valkyrie and Jane was reworked and swapped out for alternate footage after she smashes the sink. It felt far more fitting given what is happening to Jane and allows you to actually connect with her and her struggle. If you ever did a revised edition i'd love to see a mini montage of her being told the bad news and then her making the trip to asgard so its no longer something that happens 'off screen'. I think it would complete her character arc perfectly as then we can see how desperate she was to live but then chooses the opposite choice to save the children. I thought at first you'd moved that little sequence to where she tells thor on the boat and I think it would fit really well there. I was a little confused as we had 2 zeus scenes and I feel like maybe it had to be one or the other but it was still nice to see that extra unused scene as that could change the whole story if you wanted a version where we did get thunderbolt handed to us

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Owner's reply January 22, 2023

Thanks for the good feedback, I appreciate the alternate perspective. I did feel like the boat scene was really intimate and it was important to keep the focus on just Thor and Jane for the most part.
Some other good ideas, and I'm really glad you mentioned you liked how we first meet Jane when Thor does. that's really encouraging :)

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As other's have said, the original movie was such a let down, in some ways it seems post endgame the bigwigs at marvel haven't known what director to take the franchise in (that said I've enjoyed the tv shows.) After the success of Ragnarok, I think everyone expected Taika to capture lightning in a bottle a second time Sadly the jokes in that film that didn't work for me, were quadrupled for this film's theatrical release and thus I personally deem it the worst of the MCU entries.

Tremault has taken the arduous task of going through the film and trimming the fat, or more aptly excising the cancer. Don't get me wrong there is still humour and perhaps ever so slightly more than I thought there would be, but the very obnoxious and juvenile stuff is no longer present so the characters can at least breathe. What is left is the story that focuses on Gorr's meance, Jane's dilemma/choice and maybe even restores a little maturity to Thor, the only downside is that when you trim all the excess crap that padded out the runtime, the credits roll around the 1:18 mark, but that's the sacrifice one has to make if you want to enjoy the film.
I felt so excited hearing that Jaime Alexander was back after being absent from the last few Thor centric films, but then to see her original cameo being reduced to what it was, she suffered a worse fate than the warriors three. With reduced screentime her fate feels more ambiguous but she at least got to drop her relevant piece of exposition and keep her dignity intact.

In spite of it's flaw (the short runtime) this is the go-to version for now, unless on the off chance, Disney release some decent deleted scenes somwhere down the line.

Thank you for taking the time to salvage what you could from this film even if it leaves the final product a little underwhelming, I'll take underwhelming as a vast improvement over festering overlong unfunny turd pile

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I’ll start by admitting that I couldn’t make it to the end of the original film. And I had already tried it twice. As soon as we moved from Gorr’s introduction to Korg’s narration (God, I hate MCU’s Korg), Thor’s buffoonery with all the Van Damme-ish splits, those damned bleating goats and the cancer jokes, I bailed out both times. So, making it to the end of this fan-edit is already a win for Tremault in my books.

From a technical standpoint, Thor Love + Thunder – Comedy meets the same standards established by Tremault’s previous works. Even though a lot of cutting and trimming was clearly involved in her editing room, nothing sticks out as far as I’m concerned. On an enjoyment level, however, I still believe that the film is an unsalvageable mess storywise, no matter what. That is by no means the editor’s fault, whose hard efforts made it at the very least a sufferable experience for me. It’s just that Waititi’s sense of humor (or “humor”, more accurately) is not my cup of tea. More like a cup of poison, I’d say. Cringy lines of dialogue, a mockery of Zeus, empowered children fighting against shadows with their teddy bears as a weapon… My goodness, they’re everywhere in the plot, so that even with Tremault’s best efforts the film could not be salvaged in my eyes.

Usually I save some suggestions for the end of every review, but since I have none in this instance, I’d like to end it on a positive note, praising some of the editor’s fixes. The way she has trimmed every scene with Gorr in it, for example, makes Christian Bale’s performance really –and I mean REALLY- shine! And there’s also that wise choice of omitting the whole kid sidekick nonsense, choosing instead to end the film just as Jane is dying in Thor’s arms. That was such a fitting and heartbreaking moment which almost made me forget what kind of a movie I was watching. And that’s really something!

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Owner's reply January 15, 2023

lovely review, thanks :)
indeed the original movie is so bad, if all the bad was taken out, we'd be left with something so short that it doesn't even make sense.
I'm really glad you got to enjoy Gorr's intimidating presence though, and that emotional ending, those were the parts that made it all worthwhile for me.

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Just wow, what an improvment on the original, would recomend everyone to watch this version, the character of Thor is much more enjoyable and the ending was misterious with a hopefull idea of a future, the cuts flowed well and everything came together pretty nicely at the end.

Watched with some family members everyone enjoyed, so i can say it's not only my taste but thiers as well.

The jokes that stayed where very tastefull, it's only problem is that i wish there where more serious scenes in the original so that this cut was longer.

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