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!
Original Movie Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2011
Original Running Time:
115
Fanedit Release Date:
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:
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
MP4/M4V/MOV
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

User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.5
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.5(2)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(2)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(2)
Narrative
 
9.0(2)
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9.5(2)
Overall rating
 
9.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
9.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
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10.0
Narrative
 
8.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
I really love this edit.

First of all, the editing itself (visual and audio) seemed flawless to me. I didn't notice any jarring cuts from a technical perspective and I find this way of telling the story to be immensely superior to the theatrical cut and has a more traditional rising action in this non-linear format.

I think the narrative makes a surprising amount of sense this way and almost feels like "the original way" the story was meant to flow. I think my only criticism of the narrative is the cut from present day to learning about asgard felt a bit off without a really strong flow and/or connection between the two scenes (Thor's friends coming back and Odin narrating the history of the Frost giants). I think the narration of the frost giants could potentially be placed at the beginning, but that may lose some of the genius of this edit of holding back on the fantastical and allowing us to see Thor purely through Jane's eyes. I think the cut from present day to the past could also cut directly to Odin's speech since Odin referenced as alive is the primary driving force of the cut. Those are purely subjective though and even though I think those ideas could work, they risk a lot of the brilliance of the edit.

I can't say enough about how much better the present day stuff works with this presentation order. It really makes Jane the conduit for the viewer to experience Thor through and it makes them coming to the realization that he is the real deal a shared realization between them and the viewer. great stuff.

Also, almost all of the re-instated scenes really help flesh the world out and I think they are placed at the right moments.

Thanks for this edit, I'm definitely going to put together my personal take on the MCU some day and this edit will likely be part of it :) If you enjoy Thor, you should check this version out.

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As I wrote in my review of the SD version of this edit, I really loved the new narrative - the flip really suits the film and makes a lot of sense. I don't think anyone will actually doubt that Thor is who he says he is, especially since we see his image in the vortex, because we see Heimdall looking at Thor, and because, well, at this point we are familiar with the MCU.
This version is a special treat - not only is it a Fan Fix, but also an extended edition. Several new scenes add further depth to the story and flesh out the relationship between Thor and the Warriors Four. I really enjoyed seeing more of them, as well more of the film in general. My only issue with the narrative remains the placement of the flashback which I feel could have been improved easily (check the Forum Discussion for further details).
All in all, a wonderful take on one of the weakest films of the MCU (imho), which greatly upgrades it - and has become my definitive go-to version.

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