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!
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.
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.
Man oh man, TM2YC does it again! He took a mediocre MCU movie with some interesting elements and edited it in a way that makes full use of its potential.
The Thor movies are not the most celebrated in MCU, but I've always found him to be a nice change of pace espeically in the early years when everything was either Iron man or Captain America.
Overall, the editing was seamless, and it felt like an actual movie from MCU, albeit better. The quality of the version was excellent, pretty much blu-ray quality. I enjoyed the narrative much more, and I felt that it had a more mythological angle since, especially since we are experiencing the new details with Jane Foster, whose first trip to Asgard is made more interesting this way. Jane Foster, I feel, is redeemed in this way, and Thor is also made more interesting.
I enjoyed how he cut the prologue and seamlessly put it back as a flashback when Odin is retelling the story. Instead of having to hear about the dark elves again, now it makes sense to show it here, and we are finding it out about all for the first time along with Jane. Changing the subtitles of the Dark Elves was a great idea too, as it gives them some gravitas with how they speak. Show, don't tell is emphasized in this cut, which I appreciate. He makes the ending more complete and satisfying by using some of the post-credits scene. Finally, cutting out the romantic triangle with Saif was a good idea in the long run, especially with the event of Thor: Ragnorok.
Also, by making Loki's return at the end made subtle, I feel like his replacement of Odin is more effective in Thor Ragnorok, in my opinion.
Overall, highly recommend this cut from TM2YC, who makes a 6.5/10 MCU movie into a 8.5/10 movie that is more re-watchable and is on par with other good MCU movies.
Very entertaining edit.
I liked that the original intro was moved to later in the movie.
I have only one minor issue with the edit and that is the ending, I like that Thor goes back to Jane but I would have preferred seeing Loki or adding the cut back to his "no, thank you" line a bit before Thor's lighting brings him back to Jane, making it seem that he transforms and says his line as Thor travels.. since it has the sense that it sets up the next Thor movie. Either way, the ending scene with Jane works very well, this edit is now my go to version of the movie.