I was one of the very few people who actually kind of liked "Thor: Dark World". My main problems with it were the, now, infamous Marvel humor. I mean, especially having Thor and the main villain at end of the movie where they're fighting, act like clowns, was unforgiveable for me. Plus, all the other ridiculous scenes throughout the movie. My enjoyment factor was like a 6-7. When I found this edit, I was excited not only because of the humor removal, but also because of the plot changes/fine-tuning.
Quality and audio/visual editing was great! I didn't notice or "felt" that any scenes were tampered with in any way. So, no complains here, well done!
Narrative wise, always the most important part, it was a significant improvement over the theatrical one! I was really enjoying this film, up until the third act, were I realized the editor left all the ridiculous humor of the final fight intact. I seriously couldn't believe it..I mean, why? You did such a good job up until now. I was so frustrated that this was my only gripe, that I actually edited this myself. Obviously, I'm not as skilled, I used jump cuts, but I preferred it over having Thor sliding at the glass with the classic silly sound or taking the metro. I also edited out a scene at the restaurant with Darcy, Jane and her date, which did nothing for me plot wise or humor wise, and thus I got my ultimate version of the movie and took my enjoyment factor to a 9!
Be that as it may, I still recommend this edit to anyone who found the film mediocre and disliked the bad humor, but watch this knowing that the humor at the end is almost intact!
Thank you TM2YC and thanks to anyone who read my review!
So, unlike the editor, I originally felt that this iteration was the weakest of the first 2 phases of the MCU. While he claims to have just "massaged it" a little, his reworking of the time line and removal of the weak humor and weird characterizations (Loki, looking at you kid) took this from a grudging 6 to an easy 9. A fantastic edit that I think the editor is far too demure about in his descriptions. The editing is flawless to my eyes and ears, and the additions and subtractions all make this a better film than it was. The reordering is the biggest prize though, making a needlessly convoluted plot as simple and straightforward in the telling as it is in its actual contents. Definitely amazing!
This was my first viewing of Thor 2 (skipped the theater and the BD sits untouched on my shelf) and I was fairly pleased with it. I'm not a huge Thor fan and don't think this film is all that great, but it's a fun ride most of the time.
TM2YC's editing is excellent. With only 7 minutes cut you'd assume not much work went into it. But instead of just cutting a couple bad scenes he took the time to tighten the pacing and improve dialogue throughout. All without calling any attention to itself.
I've seen the original a couple of times, once at the cinema and once at home. I enjoyed it but I did feel it dragged along a bit.
TM2YC's edit was certainly more enjoyable than my memory of the theatrical release, I haven't seen the original for a while which was good as I really didn't have much memory of the story line, so this was like viewing the movie for the first time.
Technically I feel the edit is pretty much flawless, no jarring cuts or audio mismatches that I could tell.
Regarding the narrative, it all flowed well, the pace was great and the whole feel of the movie felt better.
In all honesty, without reading the change list or re watching the original, I could not tell you exactly what was different. But to me that just shows how good the edit is, no thoughts of "well that didn't work" or "I wish he hadn't cut that bit out", I just sat and watched and enjoyed.
A great edit of what could have been an awesome movie if it had been streamlined like this.
Thor is my personal favorite Avenger and I am glad and grateful for TM2YC's hard work on this, which can be appreciated thoughout.
No screen time is wasted this time around and the exposition is reduced to the bare minimum, falwlessly edited for video in HD and audio; sadly, as many other faneditors these days, it provides a 2.0 audio track; therefore I have to apply my rule of deducting points from the A/V Quality department.
My only complaint is the removal of the Loki surviving and taking over posing as Odin twist in the original. Not only it stays true to Loki's character arc and motivations, I think that will play an important part in the upcoming entries in the MCU and shouldnt have been removed. Enjoyment department loses a point for this.