Thor: Odinson? - Godsized Edition

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Thor: Odinson? - Godsized Edition
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Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2011
Original Running Time:
115 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
124 minutes
Available in HD:
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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:
Digital
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
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2011
Original Running Time:
115 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
124 minutes
Available in HD:
image
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:
Digital
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

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A much-needed shuffling of the narrative works wonders here, lending mystery to an otherwise dull superhero origin story. Your mileage for god-out-of-water shenanigans may vary, but to my mind, the addition of the deleted scenes hinder, rather than help, though. Pacing was already a problem for the original cut and this isn't helped particularly by adding more scenes to the mix. For my next MCU and/or Thor re-watch I'm curious to try Malthus' non-Godsized re-cut of this same film, to see if the pacing is more to my liking. (When a major character takes an extended nap in the middle of a movie, my immediate reaction should ideally not be "oh, what a lucky guy.")

However, aside from my quibbles about the runtime, this is a technically excellent edit, with plenty to recommend it.

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I was an early previewer for the mortal-sized edition of this, and my review for it is here: https://ifdb.fanedit.org/thor-odinson/reviews/?user=34747. One of my main issues was in wanting several of these deleted scenes back in, so it was a joy to have that here. My thoughts on how the film feels generally are here: https://letterboxd.com/nottheacademy/film/thor/1/

As far as the specific editing as a fanedit, I have to say that this starts off great, with a cool new "Malthus Fanedits" intro. Early on, we're then given a deleted scene where they check Thor into the hospital which...eh, honestly goes on too long. It's not very funny, so I'd trim that. Later, Thor and Selvig's deleted scene when they get drunk is reinstated, but their actual drinking is trimmed. I loved the bit where they start drinking and then get into a bit of an accidental pissing contest, so I would've kept that rather than them suddenly knowing some coordinated dance.

When the film eventually shifts to Asgard (and where else are you going to put that prologue backstory, haters? Deal with it) we get several partially reinstated pre-coronation scenes, which are all great! They're trimmed well to ensure the pacing isn't bogged down, and the completed visual effects for the scenes look flawless. As far as that prologue that some people mention confused them at first, perhaps just adding some text on screen like "Odin, Father of Thor and King of the Realm" would sort that out for them? Regardless, whatever quibbles someone might have should be well made up for by the reinstated Loki "coronation" scene, my biggest issue with the previous version of this. It is an absolutely VITAL scene for understanding Loki, and it makes this film even better.

IF I were to quibble with this... I would say that some of the scenes on Asgard or Jotunheim in particular might be a bit dark. Were the levels adjusted? The music can also sometimes feel too loud, making some dialogue (especially in Asgard) hard to hear. And the final act on Earth doesn't quite flow as smoothly as the rest. I think the edit in the previous version of how the Warriors 3 rejoined Thor worked better. The reinstated Warriors 3 on Earth scenes are good, but I miss their arrival scene where Sif really shines. I would have given up the saving Selvig scene (which was...fine) to get that back in.

All in all, this is a replacer for all versions of Thor that previously existed. While I might personally alter a couple things, it's undoubtedly a fantastic achievement in fan-editing.

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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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This is an interesting edit, an hybrid between an extended cut and a re-edited version; by bringing back some interesting deleted scenes and reordering the sequence of the main events to create an air of mystery and divinity, this Thor becomes something of much more ambitious and variegated compared to the standard theatrical version (and it's technically impeccable as well).

From now on, this is the version that I'll watch with the Thor movies, alongside Ragnarok and Bobson Dugnutt's Dark World Converged edit

Excellent work, Malthus

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I enjoyed it because it was Thor, and I understand what the editor was trying to accomplish with this edit, but overall I still prefer the original version, though it was nice to see the deleted scenes.

The edit was well done, though the brief shot of Heimdall crying after Thor failed to lift Mjolnir broke the "is he crazy or is he really a god?" narrative, and the scenes after Sif and the Warriors Three arrived following the Asgard scenes were confusing because of the nonlinear narrative.

Overall, it was an interesting way to watch the movie and a solid effort.

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Great edit! The transition into the second act felt a little abrupt (I agree with reddskyz's review on this) but switching it with the first act is still a major improvement. The deleted scenes were great additions for the characters.

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I really enjoyed the change in perspective this fanedit brought. I felt that this restructuring helped add more tension as the mystery surrounding Thor's backstory builds. Because they have been moved to the beginning of the movie, the scenes in New Mexico establishing Jane Foster and her team now feel less like a road block before the inevitable 3rd act showdown between brothers. I thought the deleted scenes were well integrated and being unfamiliar with them I doubt I could tell which did not make the theatrical release.

The only thing I did not enjoy was some fragmented story threads as the flashback segment caught up with final act. I understand the goal of the edit was to not introduce many fantastical elements before Jane witnessed the other Asgardians showing up in New Mexico, but because there is was not much material available for the editor to work with in the time between the Asgardian warriors reunion and the fight with the Destroyer it caused a bit of odd pacing. This may come down to personal preference, but I can't help but wonder if introducing the backstory segment after Thor and Jane's stargazing scene instead would help the day of the Destroyer fight flow more naturally, while retaining most of the benefits of Malthus' innovative timeline.

Overall great work!

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Great edit!
I liked the first thor movie when it came out. But the introduction to Asgard and all the god magic was a punch in the face,
This keeps it more of a mystery.
The editing is perfect and the narrative works well. It is hard to get perfect AV quality of course, but still great, and the enjoyment better than the original!

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