Deleted Scenes That Are Very Important To The Plot


Independence Day – David Codes An Alien Virus From The Roswell Crash

In the film Independence Day, David is somehow able to create a computer virus to hack into the aliens’ ship shields. However, we are never shown how he learned how to do so. In a deleted scene Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spinner’s Dr. Okun, are on an alien ship from the original Roswell operation. While on the ship, David figures out there are strong similarities between the signal he detected and the ship’s computer system, allowing him to create a virus.

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Aliens – Ripley Actually Mourns Her Daughter

In the beginning of Aliens, we discover that Ripley spent 57 years in hypersleep. In the movie, Ripley finds out her daughter Amanda is dead and moves on rather quickly. However, there is a deleted scene that shows much more. The scene shows Ripley sitting down with company rep Carter Burke, and immediately asks about her daughter. He reluctantly shows her a photo of Amanda at age 66, a picture taken around the time of her death. Ripley is shocked and overcome with grief.

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Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi – Yoda Commands Obi-Wan Not To Tell Luke

Fans of the Star Wars film have many questions and issues with the films. One being why didn’t Obi-Wan tell Luke earlier who his father was? However, this question is answered in a deleted scene. While on his death, and Obi-Wan at his side, Yoda urges Obi-Wan to not tell Luke the truth about his father. Yoda believed that Luke would be unable to fulfill his destiny of confronting Vadar. So, even though Obi-Wan wanted to tell Luke, he obeyed his teacher.


Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers – Boromir’s Wants The Ring For His Father

In Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, audiences easily become suspicious of Boromir’s real intentions. He longingly watches the Ring through the movie and attempts to take it for himself. However, in The Two Towers, audiences meet his little brother Faramir, who also seems to want the ring. However, in a deleted scene we see a different side to the brothers. After recapturing Osgiliath for Gondor, Denethor has a stern talk with Boromir. He tells Boromir that he must take the Ring and bring it back to Gondor. Therefore, we are lead to believe that Boromir was thinking bout stealing the Ring to get the approval of his father.


Prometheus – Opening Ceremonial Sacrifice Proves Creation

In the original opening scene, audiences see a single Engineer take a sip of the liquid that leads to the disintegration of his body and spreads his DNA into the water. However, in an alternate opening, multiple Engineers stand at the waterfall, all dressed in ceremonial robes. He is handed the liquid by a fellow Engineer. Although this scene doesn’t help answer many questions it does help reconfirm that the Engineers had pre-planned the creation of humanity.

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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – Lex Luthor Has A Demonic Friend

At the end of Batman V Superman, audiences watch Lex Luthor get locked up in a cell. As the iron bars shut on him, he says “he’s hungry, he’s found us, and he’s coming.” But who is he, and how did Lex even get into jail? In the Ultimate Edition release, there is a deleted scene, where a SWAT team raids Luthor’s ship. They also find Luthor with a demon. Director Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers have confirmed this demon is supposed to be Steppenwolf.


Happy Gilmore – Orderly Gets A Beating

Throughout the whole movie of Happy Gilmore, we see Adam Sandler’s title character, beat up people when he gets frustrated or angry.  So why doesn’t Happy beat up the orderly, Hal, played by Ben Stiller, when he finds out he has been mistreating his grandmother? He actually does. In a deleted scene, Hal is thrown off the second story balcony, after which Ben Stiller comments on how strong Happy is.

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Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Terminator’s Emotions Get Rewired

At the end of Terminator 2, before the Terminator enters his fiery death, audiences learn that he has learned about human emotion, and that he has become attached to Sarah and John Connor. But how could a killing, fighting, machine learn to love? It is discovered in a deleted scene. While removing bullets from the Terminator, John takes the time to interrogate him. He finds out that Skynet has added a neural processor but has the ability about emotions is set to “read-only.” John wonders whether they can reset the switch. Sarah does surgery and open ups the Terminator’s cranium, and does just that. This explains how the Terminator becomes more emotional.


The Goonies – The Octopus Fight Scene

The 1980s cult classic film, The Goonies, had one big plot hole. At the end, as the neighborhood kids were being interviewed by the news, Data says “the octopus was very scary.” What octopus? In a deleted scene, after jumping off the pirate ship, the gang was attacked by a giant octopus. However, they defeated it using some 80s music. The music sent the octopus into a frenzy and swam away.


Iron Man – Iron Man Gets To Afghanistan So Quickly Because He Was In Dubai

After watching a news cast in Malibu, California, somehow Iron Man is get to Afghanistan super quickly to catch the bad guys. Even with his rocket booster speed, there’s no way he should have been able to do that so quickly. The answer is, he was actually already in Dubai, India. In a deleted scene, Tony tells Pepper to get the house in Dubai ready because he would like to throw a party. It then cuts to the party scene where, of course, he immediately surrounds himself with women.


The Lion King – Nala Was Exiled Because She Refused Scar

In The Lion King, Nala randomly finds Simba in a far off land with his two friends, Timon and Pumba. She explains that Pride Rock is now barren and thats why she left. However, there is a different reason why she left. There is a deleted scene with a song called “The Madness of King Scar.” The scene explains that Scar wanted Nala to be his queen. However, she refuses and she is banished from Pride Rock. However, the song is featured in the Broadway adaptation of the film.


I Am Legend – Twisted & Ironic Alternate Ending

The theatrical cut ending of I Am Legend shows virologist Robert Neville sacrificing himself, so other survivors, with the cure, could escape the infected. Throughout the film, we also see Neville experimenting on the zombies, trying to find a cure. In the ironic alternate ending, zombies do attack Neville’s lab. However, this time it wasn’t to kill Neville. The zombies have actually just come to take back Neville’s latest test subject. The ending would have humanized the zombies and Neville realizing he made a huge mistake, as he had been testing on a caring and aware race.


Blade Runner – The Unicorn Explained By A Dream

In the Director’s and Final Cut of the Blade Runner, there is a deleted scene that definitely should have been included in the theatrical version of the film. At the end of the film, as Deckard is fleeing the apartment, he finds a silver origami unicorn. As he picks it up, we hear Gaff’s words “It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again who does?” This is referring back to a dream that Deckard had of a running unicorn. It is also implying that Gaff knows Deckard is a replicant.


X-Men – Storm’s Punch Line Before Killing Toad Explained

In the original X-Men, Storm is shown killing the toad. Before she strikes him down she says “Do you know what happens to a toad when it gets hit by lightning? The same as everything else.” What, why did she just say the super banal line? There are a number of deleted scenes from this film, that may help explain her choice of words. The scenes included a catch phrase by Toad, his lines was supposed to be “Do you know what happens to a toad when…” However, it was left out and therefore, left viewers confused by Storm’s line.


Star Trek – Nero’s Timing Is Actually Coincidental

Nero, played by Eric Bana, kills Kirk’s father when Kirk, played by Chris Pine, is being born. He somehow comes back right as Kirk becomes captain, and attacks the Federation. Why did Nero come at this moment? Does he have a vendetta with Kirk’s family? The answer to that is no. It was actually just coincidental that Nero showed up right as Kirk was named Captain. In a deleted scene, we see Nero is being held in a Klingon prison for 20 years. However, Nero escapes and begins his search for the Starship Enterprise.


Dawn Of The Dead – Andy’s Diary Tapes

In the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, viewers follow a group of people stuck in a mall trying to stay alive in a zombie apocalypse. They make contact with gun store owner, Andy, who is trapped close by. We see Andy take down a bunch of zombies with the mall crowd. However, we never actually learn anything about his character. Luckily, on the DVD release of the movie, Andy’s video logs were included. The videos discuss how he has limited food and the isolation is driving him insane. In his last log, Andy is bitten by a zombie, and we see him rise from the floor as a new zombie.

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Moana – Deleted Song

Moana is the most recently released Disney movie. The film is about a girl who decides she has to sail the open ocean in order to save her island from an impending curse, brought on by the Demigod Maui. There is a deleted scene from this film. In the scene, Moana and Maui sing a duet together called “Warrior.” The duet was originally created to help show the 2 characters bonding. Sadly, the song was cut, but the creators were still able to portray the strong bond between Maui and Moana.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Finn’s Decision To Leave

In The Force Awakens, Finn clearly sees some things that change his mind about being a stormtrooper. In the original cut, we did see Finn watch his friend die. However, there are stronger reasons why Finn decide to defect. In the Blu-Ray edition of the film, there is moment during the village raid, when Finn encounters a scared lone villager presumably holding a baby. This humanized the village he was sent to destroy, and Finn runs off leaving the dark side behind.


Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark – Indy Knew Not To Look At The Ark

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, when the Nazis open up the Ark, their faces get melted off. However, Indiana tells Marion not to look at it. Both his and her lives are saved. However, how did he know to do that? We get the answer in a deleted scene. Indy and Sallah visit Imam, who translate the message on the headpiece. Imam says do not touch or look at the ark. If you do either, bad things will come to you.


Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – Jack Sparrow’s Morality Revealed

Captain Jack Sparrow is brought to life by actor Johnny Depp. He has created a character that you love and hate at the same time. He makes greedy decisions but then somehow finds a way to make it all better. His moral ambiguity may be the reason why he is such a loved character. However, there is a deleted scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, that shows that Jack actually leans toward the selfless side. We see Cutler Beckett, president of the East India Trading Company, talking to Sparrow about the past. He implies that Sparrow once worked for EITC, until he failed to deliver a shipment of “cargo.” Sparrow replied “People aren’t cargo, mate.”


Titanic – Lovejoy & Jack Fight

Throughout the film, Jack and Rose are followed and tormented by Cal’s Butler, Lovejoy. While the ship is sinking, he even tries to kill them both. However, many viewers noticed that towards the end of the film Lovejoy has a nasty gash on his head. How did it get there? There is deleted scene where Lovejoy is chasing the tragically fated couple. Jack attacks Lovejoy and shoves his head through a glass window. It was deleted because it made Jack seem too violent.


Beauty And The Beast – How The Castle Gets Cleaned

The animated Disney series Beauty and the Beast is an amazing tale of a Beast who lives in a very unkempt castle and falls in love with a girl. However, the castle goes from a dusty mess to sparkling clean right before the famous ballroom scene. There is no indication as how or who cleaned the castle. However, there is a deleted scene that shows all the act. The scene contains a song titled “Human Again,” where all the servants sing at the possibility of soon becoming human again as they clean the castle.


Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – How The Death Eaters Track Harry

In Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, there is a deleted scene of Harry, Ron and Hermoine in the tent, after they found one of Voldemort’s horcruxes. Ron is recovering in bed as Harry and Hermoine discuss the horcruxes. They are about the say Volemort when Ron wakes up, and tells them not to say his name. He goes on to explain his name is now how Death Eaters track people. It also explains why you don’t hear “Voldemort” used the rest of the movie.


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Ferris Cashes His Dad’s Bank Bond

One of the most iconic movies of the 80s, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off left viewers with a lot of questions. The biggest one being, where did he get all that money to indulge in his crazy antics? Well, a deleted scene answers that questions. In the scene, we see Ferris take one of his father’s bank bonds and cash it at the bank. It also involved Bueller using his talent of lying to convince the teller Sloane is pregnant. But, the scene was cut as it made Ferris look too much like a delinquent thief.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Maz Has The Force & Rey Learns Quickly

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Maz Kanata somehow knows everything about the force. But, how? It is explained in a deleted scene. Viewers learn that Maz has the force and it is strong with her. As Han Solo distracts a bunch of storm troopers, she uses the force to collapse the roof over their heads. In another deleted scene, we learn why Rey is able to learn so quickly. It is because she had a vision where she is shown her entire history with the force.


A Guy Thing – Paul Doesn’t Chase Becky Immediately

In A Guy Thing, with Julia Stiles and Jason Lee, there are multiple alternate endings. The real ending has Jason’s character, Paul, being left at the alter. After realizing he was in love with Julia Stiles’ character, Becky, he chases after her as she leaves the church, and they ride off together. However, there is an alternate ending where Paul doesn’t immediately go after Becky. He waits several months to find her, and a montage follows of him questioning people of her whereabouts. He finds her giving a tour at the Space Needle. However, it wasn’t included because people thought Paul took too long to go after Becky, and it wasn’t realistic.

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