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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Great edit! The transition into the second act felt a little abrupt (I agree with reddskyz's review on this) but switching it with the first act is still a major improvement. The deleted scenes were great additions for the characters.

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I really enjoyed the change in perspective this fanedit brought. I felt that this restructuring helped add more tension as the mystery surrounding Thor's backstory builds. Because they have been moved to the beginning of the movie, the scenes in New Mexico establishing Jane Foster and her team now feel less like a road block before the inevitable 3rd act showdown between brothers. I thought the deleted scenes were well integrated and being unfamiliar with them I doubt I could tell which did not make the theatrical release.

The only thing I did not enjoy was some fragmented story threads as the flashback segment caught up with final act. I understand the goal of the edit was to not introduce many fantastical elements before Jane witnessed the other Asgardians showing up in New Mexico, but because there is was not much material available for the editor to work with in the time between the Asgardian warriors reunion and the fight with the Destroyer it caused a bit of odd pacing. This may come down to personal preference, but I can't help but wonder if introducing the backstory segment after Thor and Jane's stargazing scene instead would help the day of the Destroyer fight flow more naturally, while retaining most of the benefits of Malthus' innovative timeline.

Overall great work!

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Great edit!
I liked the first thor movie when it came out. But the introduction to Asgard and all the god magic was a punch in the face,
This keeps it more of a mystery.
The editing is perfect and the narrative works well. It is hard to get perfect AV quality of course, but still great, and the enjoyment better than the original!

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Great edit!

This is my definitive way too watch this film, and I highly recommend this edit too all!

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After watching this, I don't understand how the original movie wasn't structured like this. It makes for a far more enjoyable plot and the mystery helps to add to Thor's overall character arc. Loki also becomes more enjoyable due to the prolonged attention to his POV. From a quality standpoint, everything is excellent and no different from the original release. The only editing qualm I have is that the transition to the third act; and the destroyer, after the Warriors Three find Thor feels sudden but its a minor nitpick.

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