Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tractor Tire Award of the Week - Thor

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 Thor!

"Oh no, this is Earth isn't it?"

This is what I consider to be an informative scene. Something placed in the trailer so that the audience knows where Thor was banished to. It wasn't necessary for it to be included in the final cut due to where it most likely was to appear, just after Jane Foster finds him in the desert because we already know where he is. By that logic though it is kind of funny that never once do we get a scene where Thor realizes he is on Earth. He never once questioned where he was and maybe that is why it stood out to me that this scene was missing. In any case it isn't a huge loss but in true tractor tire form it is a scene that was a pivotal moment in the trailer that was cut from the final film.

Where do you suppose this scene went?

This is an easy one to place and also a very insignificant one at that. In the final cut there is a scene where SHIELD raids Jane Foster's lab and "borrows" all her equipment and studies. You can clearly tell from this screenshot that the "men in black" are rummaging through their files with Erik perhaps talking to them. In the final cut we only ever see Jane and Erik talking to the head of SHIELD outside their lab. You can chalk this one up to being cut due to length I would guess. And to be honest the more SHIELD stuff they cut from the final film the better so I can't say I am upset that this one is gone. Cest la vie!

Thor trailer:
  1st cut scene at 1:38
 2nd cut scene at 1:50


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