Every film ever made will have had to make great sacrifices over the course of its production in order to keep costs down in the screenplay stage, or the time closer to the desired 100 minutes when finally reaching the big screen. Most of the time, scenes that are cut from movies should have been cut- and if you are like me and like to sit through all the deleted scenes that are bundled onto the disk when you buy a DVD you will know that 90 percent of the time the deleted scene had no place in the final film and the right decision was made.
That said, for the remaining 10 percent of the time you are just left baffled as to why a film would delete a scene which would have been among the greatest scenes from that movie had it remained. In honour of those scenes, I have collected here 10 great deleted scenes from 10 great movies that would have only added to the greatest of the movie, and in my opinion should never have been left on the editing room floor.
Note that this list is not ranked, and if you know of any other great scenes I haven’t included I would love to be informed of them in the comments section so I can go ahead and watch them.
10. The Avengers: Captain America Adjusts to Modern America
I have said many times on this site that I consider The Avengers to be the greatest and most thrilling film of the year so far, but even I wouldn’t call that film perfect, in fact far from it. If there is something that was desperately missing from The Avengers, which Joss Whedon usually piles onto his creations, it is heart, and this deleted scene was The Avengers heart. For the life of me I can’t figure out why they’d delete this scene, and in doing so effectively rip the heart out of a great movie. This movie could have been fantastic, and this deleted scene, which shows Captain America’s emotional state adjusting to a new world, and realizing that most of his friends are dead except for his love Peggy Carter would have made a brilliant addition.
Instead of showing Iron Man spending half an hour fixing the Helicarrier, how about making room for just three minutes of this?
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