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FanFix August 18, 2018 9063
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So... The theatrical release of this movie is one of my most hated movies of all time. Not because its the worst movie of all time or anything, but because I love the character Thor and I really enjoyed the first phase of the MCU. No, I hate the theatrical release so much because it represents just about everything that I think is wrong with modern pop culture, all in one package. I hate it. I really do. I have now watched it 3 times in 24 hours.

And this version is actually pretty darn solid. I didn't think the movie could be salvaged (and to be fair, its still my least favorite movie in the MCU so far) but its actually good. I would have cut even more of the silliness, but some of it was, I'm certain, just something that was impossible, like Valkyrie falling off the walkway of her ship. Crap movie is crap down to its bones. This version let the actual funny jokes breathe, let the story have the necessary emotional gravitas for a story about loss, regret, death, fear, and powerlessness, and it even found within it some great character moments. None of this was really visible through the thick coating of glitter and mindless fluff that originally encased this movie, but DigModification saw it like a sculptor sees the shapes in a lump of clay.

The technical parts of the edit were amazingly well done. I saw nothing that stood out other than some obvious moments in which Hela's lips were obviously not saying the words we were hearing in the battle with Thor, but all of that was handled so much better that the whole thing could have looked like a badly dubbed kung fu movie from the 70s and it would have been superior so long as it made sense. I was literally watching in awe as we kept approaching another cringe milestone and then we were past it, none the wiser for its passing. If you liked the theatrical cut, this is probably going to be bad for you, but for everyone else, this is the definitive version.

Now if there was a way to get rid of the terrible soundtrack and get something fittingly sweeping and epic instead.

In the words of Wayne and Garth, "we're not worthy!"

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