24 Scenes That Should Have Been Deleted

Film flab that made the final cut

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    • mjscarface

      Apr 12th 2010, 12:49

      Gotta disagree with that Toy Story 2 clip, I thought it was a nice song and a rather sad montage. And I won't have a bad word against Superman IV - that film continues to make me laugh like a gibbon.

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    • kardom1

      Apr 12th 2010, 13:31

      Wow - Total Film has got a bag on about Spielberg at the moment. The dinosaur in San Diego, A.I and even the fridge I can understand but the ending of Schindler's List?!?!?! Surely you are kidding right.

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    • piffle

      Apr 12th 2010, 14:51

      You managed to look at Nightmare on Elm Street 2 with its weird sado-ho-eroticism, awful acting, and bizarre plot and find only one scene that should have been left on the cutting room floor?

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    • EthanRunt

      Apr 12th 2010, 15:19

      I agree with Toy story 2, and in hindsight, it really does feel like a rushed film in comparison. In the cinema I wish I could skip over the painfully dull song, it's not emotionally engaging, it's just schlocky sentimentality which made Lasseter do the stupid Route 66 song in Cars, which he adores...

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    • kardom1

      Apr 12th 2010, 15:29

      How come Lea Thompson getting it on with the Howard the Duck not get on this list. Everything apart from Thompson's skimpy pants was wrong with that scene

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 12th 2010, 15:41

      Meet Joe Black had too many 'We are going for an Oscar, so whisper and look pensive' moments but the one that takes the Garibaldi is the where Forlani silently stares at Pitt on a bridge for FOUR LONG MINUTES. The other is My Neighbour Tortoro, where the father has a bath with his two young daughters, yes the film is ace but that scene gave me the creeps!

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    • Zooler89

      Apr 12th 2010, 15:53

      Sometimes a little "film flab" is perfectly fine..when concerning the NOT terrible song in Toy Story 2 and the poignant floating bag scene in American Beauty, for instance. People may find them boring, but pah. I agree with most of the choices, but not these two.

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    • Vespertine

      Apr 12th 2010, 16:32

      Total Film has recently become one of the worst film magazine/websites I've seen. Can't believe you have films like Psycho, American Beauty and Schindler's List on here. I suppose if the balls scene from Transformers 2 was removed Total Film would up the 4 stars they gave it to a 5. Total Film, Total s**te more like.

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    • somewhatfrail

      Apr 12th 2010, 17:02

      Surely the whole of Burton's Apes should have been cut out?

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    • daddybunchee

      Apr 12th 2010, 17:16

      It's advanced robots at the end of A.I, not aliens. Hence why they spend so much time looking for him.

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    • kaysad

      Apr 12th 2010, 17:59

      Disagree wid da kill bill 2 bit. They get to explain their actions and give more emotional depth to their characters. She kills him quickly because he is better than her and if you go against a stronger apponent you take them down as fast as you can!

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    • DanRose

      Apr 12th 2010, 18:14

      Vespertine. Calm down. Did you not read the title of the piece?

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    • namedropper

      Apr 12th 2010, 19:28

      In my humble opinion there are too many scenes from too many films that were beyond hope anyway. Batman? Sheesh where would you start with that film? I won't mention Star Wars because I learned to live with the fact that it was all a mirage. It didn't really happen. Moving on now.....

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    • DanRose

      Apr 12th 2010, 19:42

      what about the surfing scene in Escape from LA. That is awful

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    • Hadouken76

      Apr 12th 2010, 21:09

      The scene with Ashton Kutcher. Thats it.

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    • erised

      Apr 13th 2010, 0:19

      I thought the floating bag scene was important to the whole movie, if it was cut out, so much would not have made sense - there would have been no moment to describe the 'beauty' that the movie is based on.

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    • demonfafa

      Apr 13th 2010, 2:27

      You're kidding about the Schindler's List one, right? It was the most poignant scene in the movie. The presenting of the ring with the scripture from the Talmud and Schindler lamenting he could've gotten more with said ring makes me burst into tears every time I see it. But what do I know? I'm just a sentimental Jew.

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    • pimpernel

      Apr 13th 2010, 9:43

      The Galadriel scene in LOTR is an important part of the story - it couldn't be cut!

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    • MichaelJBoomBox

      Apr 13th 2010, 14:34

      How is it that everyone in the whole entire universe can see that Transformers 2 is an awful film, yet Total Films review was 4 stars. How is it possible to have so many acclaimed films in this collection and you manage to miss the point on every single one. If you know so much about films and know what should be cut, then why don't you cut your own film, so we can then rubbish it.

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    • 69dude

      Apr 13th 2010, 22:38

      WHAT....? Are you guys crazy ? Best Bond stunt EVER !!!! ......Only kidding, agree with alot of them but you`re wrong on Toy Story 2.

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    • Smokinator

      Apr 13th 2010, 23:03

      woah woah woah thats the ONLY thing from transformers 2! and the star wars bit is ok

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    • thegreatiaino

      Apr 14th 2010, 17:15

      At what point during Transformers 2 did it seem like Michael Bay had a solid grasp on anything?

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    • giovannisorta

      Apr 14th 2010, 19:35

      The "dead n****r storage" lines from Pulp Fiction. Tarantino seems to be revelling in saying that word a little too much during the scene, I mean the character is supposed to be married to a black woman. In that instance Spike Lee may have a point. Speaking of Spike Lee, the "ambiguos" (i.e retarded) final scene of Jungle Fever really felt like Spike Lee going up his own a**e.

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    • Rasputin

      Apr 15th 2010, 13:28

      Can see why some people are annoyed, but in fairness you've nailed the top 3.

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    • aphexbr

      Apr 16th 2010, 14:58

      Great list for the most part. #1 definitely deserves to be there, though Psycho doesn't (nobody knew what schizophrenia was in 1960, so it's forgiveable). The scene from Die Another Day was unforgivable not for its ludicrousness, but for being the moment when the producers thought that Bond would be OK with CGI instead of real stuntmen - idiocy! Also, I liked the end of The Lost World (far, far better than the 90 minutes before it anyway), and I think that Straw Dogs is also a little unfair - IIRC, the "is she enjoying it?" aspect is only present in the censored version and not the original movie. My other votes would be: "It's a UNIX system!" from the otherwise flawless Jurassic Park, the slapstick 'round the house bit from the original Transformers (not bad, but totally unnecessary and must have cost more that the entire budget of some better films), the movie-destroying twist ending from Haute Tension/Switchblade Romance and the "let's repeat the last movie but with water" bit from The Mummy Returns. Escape From L.A.'s surfing scene also deserves a mention as the true jumping the shark moment not just of that movie, but of John Carpenter's entire career.

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    • han4bond

      Apr 16th 2010, 15:15

      I know the Matrix sequels are a touchy subject, but that scene with the architect was my favorite part of the entire series. To me, it's the reason the sequel works as an intelligent film and an engaging experience, as opposed to a higher-budget cash in on the influential first film. Also, Transformers 2 may have been slightly improved by removing its giant robot balls, but it's still a crude, stupid, racist, self-indulgent sausage fest that never even should have been thought of.

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    • bryanross1985

      Apr 16th 2010, 17:08

      Wasn't the explanation scene in Psycho mandatory? Did the censors sot say that it had to be in there? I may be mistaken.

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    • lovlid

      Apr 16th 2010, 17:11

      Gotta agree with the toy story clip. I absolutely detest randy newman. Its like listening to a musical bill cosby. c**p, c**p, c**p!

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    • bazcam

      Apr 16th 2010, 17:18

      I disagree with the Toy Story 2 one and the LOTR one, but for sheer flat out dribbling lunacy, your suggestion that the ending scene from Schindlers List should have been deleted not only takes the biscuit, but does so roughly, and from behind. I would suggest the scene in Far and Away where Nicole Kidman brings a quite definitively dead Tom Cruise back to life by telling him she loves him, or the similar scene at the end of The Matrix. Or how about the cheesy Bill Pullman speech in Independence Day.

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    • lovlid

      Apr 16th 2010, 17:49

      The scene had to be mandatory. The yanks aren't exactly quick to catch on now,never mind then;-)

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    • AJAiken

      Apr 16th 2010, 18:31

      These aren't scenes you think the movies could have done without, these are scenes you just found annoying! Maybe the "Toy Story 2" song's a bit below par, but it makes much more sense to have it in than trying to watch the film without it. Why not have something like "2012" where you could cut out about 2/3 of the film and still have it make sense. Kind of.

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    • daiz18

      Apr 17th 2010, 4:03

      I agree with a lot of your list - but not about the iconic scene in American Beauty... and DEFINITELY not about the song in Toy Story 2. It's a great film - and yes, most of Randy Newman's songs are teeth-grindingly tolerable at best, but this time he's actually written something beautiful and touching. It's the most genuinely touching scene in any Pixar movie, second only to the wedding montage in Up. Both add emotional depth to the films they're in, and these scenes ensure that we actually care about the chracters.

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    • therealeverton

      Apr 17th 2010, 16:35

      Planet of the Apes. Are you aware that it's based on a book? And that the ending in the Fox Remake is essentially a slightly altered version of the book's ending? (Well it had more than one "ending" but a return to Earth to find that it too has been taken over by Apes is one of them. (Burton hardly had any time to make a decent film due to some asinine meddling and schedule blasting by Fox. I believe he describes it as his worst experience in film making. The real question should be how much better the film could have been if there was enough time to make it properly, tweak script etc.

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    • Spidermulder

      Apr 17th 2010, 23:01

      Indiana Jones - Yes the fridge thing was RUBBISH - but the heroicly coiffed monkeys and Mutt doing his Tarzan thang was waaay worse.

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    • garethjnash

      Apr 18th 2010, 23:36

      Indy IV? Bendy tree was way worse than the Fridge and Mutt with the monkeys put together!

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    • cleanbreak

      Apr 25th 2010, 0:14

      Really good list, but Kill Bill, really? The superman speech was my favorite scene, and probably how I'm going to remember David Carradine. Toy Story 2 is a good choice though, whenever I think about watching it, I remember that scene and watch something else instead. Incidentally that bloody floaty bag scene from American Beauty is hilariously parodied in 'Family Guy'.

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    • starwars4life

      May 30th 2010, 19:50

      The fridge did not 'jump the shark' for Indy IV, however, the sappy-crappy wedding with Mutt picking up Indy's hat did.

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    • FBAGuerra

      Jul 29th 2011, 2:43

      There's a fair few missing from this list, such as the burning of The Burrow in Harry Potter 6.

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    • Coleo20

      Aug 18th 2011, 19:49

      Total bang on with AI. Seriously, they could have ended it when the kid hurls himself off the building. The second ending's a bit superfluous, but still functions, then the third ending (which seemed to last half a freaking hour) was like Spielberg spontaneously forgot how to make a movie!

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    • StevePotter

      Oct 28th 2011, 22:27

      Just going to say this: Darth Vader's "NOOOO!" moment is a million times more bearable than Mark Hamill finding out Vader's his father. You want to see rubbish acting? THAT'S rubbish acting.

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    • hendrixisgod777

      Jul 21st 2012, 17:54

      An interesting and funny little discussion with some hits and misses in the final list. My contribution would be the using his x-ray vision to spy on Lois' happy home in Superman Returns. I mean he gets her up the duff, disappears for 5 years and then turns up out of the blue spending most of the movie moping around like moody teenager - give me a break! I never rated Singers superhero movies but on this one he really took the p**s.

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