The original is one of my least favorite Marvel movies. I enjoyed it a lot more this time around but even with the edit I still couldn't love it. Taking out the Sif love triangle stuff was great. I hate how cliche Jane is though, I personally can't stand her. Taking out a lot of the marvel-jokes worked wonders on the movie. It was much more bearable to watch, I just wish it could be shortened even more!
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!
FANTASIC EDIT! Never have I seen a fan edit look more professional than the original movie. This edition flows so much smoother than the original and also is much better at revealing parts of the plot only when theyre relevant to the current moment. One thing that stuck out for me after watching both versions side by side was the early scene with Sif + co. The extended cut gives so much more perspective on what was happening and really gives you that excitement when the cavarly arrives. The film title being moved to its new place OMG, such pefection placing it here along with that music im really feeling the vibe. How was it not put here in the original? I also LOVED the way the subtitle scenes were made easier to understand for all ages via a better choice of words. I now have a clearer understanding of what was going on and feel more invested.
I would however have liked to have seen Loki's famous screaming in his cell moment as it shows us such a raw painful moment that was a direct result of his betrayal towards his mother. I feel this is a huge part of his character development where he realises that his actions really do have consequences for everyone including himself. I just wish that marvel had left this moment in their official cut.
Overall this is no doubt the best fan edit ive ever seen. I'd really love to see what you could do with the Avengers first movie as that also had many golden deleted scenes that were necessary for character development