April 10, 2014
Thor - The Dark World: Hard Forged Edition is a great example of how editing can change the pace of a movie.
Thor - The Dark World theatrical release was the first marvel movie that felt...off. The story flow was off, the jokes where off, and most glaringly obvious, the pacing was off. TM2YC has done a wonderful job picking up the pace of the film and making it more engaging. Removing the prologue was a great choice. It allowed us to immediately get on with the story that was left off at the end of the Avengers. This new beginning really sets the tone of the rest of the story.
The editing was pretty spot on. I only noticed one cut and that was probably because I was looking for cuts. And now that I'm talking about I can't even remember where it was so it wasn't that awful.
I hope Marvel/Disney asks TM2YC to take a look at their next Thor movie before it's released. It may just make all the difference.