Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tractor Tire Award of the Week - Fast Five



Fast Five


Have you ever watched a trailer and had that one scene, that one shot that made you go "Wow, that was cool!"? Or maybe there was something you saw that stuck with you, something that for some reason was in the back of your head and despite how insignificant it was you were waiting for it to show up in the final cut of the film. But when you watched the movie that scene was nowhere to be found or has been altered in a significant way. Well, that is what the Tractor Tire Award of the Week is all about. We try to track down those scenes that didn't make it into the final version of the film and make sense of them. Where in the film was it supposed to be? Why might it have been cut? Why has it been changed? We may not always have the answers for you but at least you will have your piece of mind and know that you aren't crazy. So, this weeks award goes to Fast Five!



"Alright...everyone walk towards the camera and look as cool as you can....now go!"

Alright this was clearly put into the trailer to just reinforce the fact that they got everyone from the other movies in this one. That and it is just cool to have your entire cast all dressed in white walking towards the camera like bad asses or something right? This was never meant to be in the film, it was always meant as a stupid marketing gimmick to punctuate the trailer which is exactly what the essence of the Tractor Tire award is. Missing scenes at least have a place in the film somewhere but were cut out for one reason or another. Things like this and that infamous tractor tire at the end of the Twister trailer are the things that drive me nuts. At least I knew that this was never going to be in the finished product but it sure would have been funny if they had tried to place it somewhere in the narrative. You can safely file this one under the "it doesn't really matter" section and move on.


Fast Five trailer:
Cut scene at 2:15


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