Thor: Odinson? - Godsized Edition

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Thor: Odinson? - Godsized Edition
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Tagline:
By Odin's beard! Thor has returned for an extended adventure in HD!
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Original Release Date:
2011
Original Running Time:
115
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Fanedit Running Time:
124
Time Added:
9
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
This edit featured a restructured narrative and 9 reinstated deleted scenes
Intention:
Thor is a great character but I always found his debut a little lackluster. For me the real issue was the films structure. The choice to front load the movie with huge Asgardian set pieces meant the second act drags. My edit aim was restructure the film and create and air of mystery around Thor. Having proved the concept of this edit with the original SD version of this edit I wished to rebuild it in HD using the blu ray source. This allowed me access to deleted scenes previously unavailable to me

Main aims:

#1 Reorder the narrative
#2 Reinstate several deleted scenes

#1 'Thor: Odinson' is an attempt to maintain an air of mystery around Thor and leave the audience to question whether he truly is the son of Odin. In the original when Natalie Portman finds Thor in the desert she questions where he came from leading the viewer to immediately be shown Asgard in all its glory. This edit will delay that reveal until Lady Sif and the warriors three arrive on earth effectively switching the first and second act.

#2 There are some wonderful deleted scenes which add development to both Thor and Loki. I reinstated nine deleted scenes in this edit.
Intention:
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Special Thanks:
Thank you to everyone who followed me on my journey with this project. I'd like to offer a special thank you to following members of the Fanedit.org community:

Scar - For watching the workprint of the HD edit
mnkykungfu - For watching the early SD workprints and providing feedback on samples
Canon Editor - For watching the early SD workprints
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
This edit was made using completely free software:
The NLE I used was Lightworks 14.5

Other programmes I used were:
MakeMKV
tsMuxeR_2.6.12
UsEac3to128
Audactity
Cuts and Additions:
Added Netflix dark banner
Added Malthus Fanedits banner
Cut Jane, Selvig Darcy finding Thor (2.43 -3.09)
Cut Prologue*
Cut five non earth scenes**
Reinstated deleted scene Hospital
Reinstated deleted scene of Thor and Selvig getting drunk
Trimmed hangover/breakfast scene
Inserted prologue*
Reinstated deleted scene Loki and Thor pre coronation
Reinstated deleted scene Lady Sif & The Warriors Three pre coronation
Reinstated deleted scene Planning trip
Reinstated deleted scene Frigga and Thor pre coronation
Inserted five non earth scenes**
Reinstated deleted scene Loki coronation
Reinstated deleted scene Lady Sif & The Warriors Three pre coronation
Reinstated deleted scene Thor and Selvig
Third act plays out unedited

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This was just a really fun experience! I loved how the separation of the two halves played out and going from the jokey tone of Earth to the more serious nature of Asgard felt like a much more natural change than in the original film (although I love that film too)! This kind of solved some of the tonal problems of the original. The experience of Loki is obviously impacted by the change of the structure and the experience of character growth for Thor changes too and I think it kind of works for Thor although since we see Loki already before his introduction in Asgard and we shift to the Asgard portion after finding out Loki lied about Odin, his introduction with his first image being him literally a shadow wearing horns has a different energy, I don't think it's worse necessarily but it's definitely a different feel. Honestly, the restructuring helps the movie feel quite different and the editor definitely achieved their intention of making it more ambiguous whether Thor is crazy. This was just a super fun watch! If you liked the original movie, you'll really like this too!

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I have had this edit for a while and IRL meant that I haven't been able to watch it until now.. and... WELL!! That was a BLAST! I am not a loyal MCU fan, but I do enjoy the movies for a bit of mindless, turn my brain off bit of fun! And this was super fun! It's great how shuffling some scene about really does change a viewing experience! There are a couple little sound issues here and there, but overall the enjoyment I had with this was far superior than the original edit.

It never ceases to amaze me how people come up with this type of stuff, but I am thankful that they do, because I have seen so many films now with additions such as replaced soundtrack or deleted scenes added back in, and its been an incredible experience!

If you love the MCU films (and even if you don't) I recommend this edit! Its definitely going to be my preferred version of this MCU film from now on!

A well put together edit and looking forward to watching more edits by Malthus! 10/10

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Reconstructing this was hard and this guy did a great job ! The alternate take of the movie rly works !
Cuts and transitions are flawless , you made a good movie even better.

Cant say much more than thanks .
(sorry it took me so long to review this)

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WOW! First off, I must start by saying that I am a fan of the Thor movie that we got. That said, Malthus' edit restructures the Thor origin story to make for a totally different viewing experience! I quite enjoyed the first act, keeping the mystery of Thor's Asgardian heritage alive and focusing on Jane Foster's perspective. In many ways, this version feels more like the kind of Thor movie we would eventually get with Ragnarok.

By keeping the story more Earth centric for the first act, the movie fits more seamlessly into the greater MCU, as the familiar element of SHIELD is introduced pretty quickly and serves as an obstacle for our main characters before we are introduced to Loki and the Frost Giants. Then having the second act jump to Asgard helps with making the finale feel even more epic as the story comes full circle.

A few minor gripes: some of the deleted scenes could use some improved sound mixing (there are moments where the score overpowers dialog, and weapons being drawn have no sound effects before the coronation). Also, due to the restructured narrative, the film does start to slow down in the second act. There are a few moments throughout where scenes cut somewhat abruptly, where in the original it would cut from Earth to Asgard, here we cut to another Earth based scene and the pacing doesn't always work as some transitions are a bit jarring.

I still love this as an alternate take on Thor, and know I will be watching it countless more times as I binge the MCU in the future!

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Thor was one of the origin mcu films that I really liked. Ok, not every second of it but it was pretty good intro to the character and fan movie in general. The only reason I decided to watch this edit is because I was intrigued by the idea of the restructed narrative.

Technical wise, audio and visual editing was excellent! Leaving my knowing-the-movie-by-heart out, I couldn't notice any tampering in any scene. It was as if this was the theatrical cut. So job well done here!

On the narrative side of things I'll say this, this is by far the best way, especially for someone who is unfamiliar with the character, to watch the film! Although, I won't agree with the editor that you truly feel as if the guy isn't actually Thor. I mean, there are several reasons for the viewer to be certain who the "blonde guy" is, not necessarily in-movie reasons. But, with that being said, it does match the narrative from the view point of Jane. You get to see the actual Thor, when Jane finally knows that he truly was Thor all along. Also, considering the fact that every origin movie ever, presents you the actual hero towards the middle of the movie, again, the editor's narrative here fits better.

So I definitely recommend this to everyone, even more so if you have no idea about comic book Thor! For me, the only reason that this will probably not be my go-to version, is the lack of subtitles. And since I really liked the original also, I'll stick with my blu-ray...Btw, if anyone knows if there are english subs for this, I would appreciate the info!

Thank you Malthus and thanks to anyone who read my review!

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