Extended scene


While it’s true that Suicide Squad made some serious bank this weekend, it also generated some serious concerns in fans as many are walking out of the movie to varying degrees of disappointed. One can’t help but flashback to the reaction to Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which had its defenders, but was by and large greeted negatively. And then, all hopes were weighed on the “Ultimate Edition”, that the scenes cut from the movie to make it slimmer for mass consumption would make Batman V. Superman better. With rumors circling that the studio, Warner Bros., pushed director David Ayer to make certain cuts, might an “Ultimate Edition” of Suicide Squad be in the offing, and what would that look like? (more…)

Everyone loves to see the extra stuff that was cut or left out of movies. This is the extended Havok scene from X-Men First  Class that did not make the final movie cut. This NerdBastard is pleased to see the scene, but also quite happy that this scene was edited to the much shorter and lighter “mood-ed” scene that made the final cut. Really though, Professor X is a telepath. He didn’t know that Havok was having trouble with the death of his team-mate and friend? On the one hand I enjoyed seeing the stumbling Professor that can’t seem to keep his mouth shut when he needs to, but it would have taken the “training montage” of the X-Men team down to morose-ville.

What do you think? Should this scene have been included in the movie as is or the shorter version?



Independence Day Extended Scene


Watching the movie Independence Day is one of the traditions in my house, as we all gather around to watch it on July 4th. It may not be how most people choose celebrate that important day in American history, but since we’re Canadian, it’s probably ok.

The movie has been out for a long time, but like any action movie, it is always ripe for parody, which is where the good folks at CollegeHumor come in. They decided to show what would happen if the alien never showed the president their master plan for the human race, and I must admit – it devolves very quickly to that human standard of name calling.

But before we get to the video, which is below the jump, here is my favorite line from Independence Day that must be said, or quoted, every time the movie is discussed:

Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!