Even the greatest movies will end up with some scenes on the cutting room floor. For the most part, it's with good reason: As awesome as it was, Darth Vader's wakeboarding montage would really have broken the flow of Empire. But a few of those cut scenes would have absolutely made the movie, and it's a tragedy that we've never seen them... until now. NOTE: Obviously there are spoilers, but don't let that stop you from reading (just from complaining that we didn't warn you.)
Note: We live in confusing times. While movies work overtime to explain more and more things that none of us ever wanted to know, like where the Rescue Rangers and the Smurfs got their convictions, the Internet has gone the opposite direction -- Upworthy refuses to explain what its own articles are even about and that kind of misdirection has broken at least one of our editor's dainty, fragile hearts.
So, we wanted to remind you of this Cracked Classic because it shows that no matter how crazy life gets, there's always an explanation hidden somewhere out there. You just have to go digging through the special features. Or buy the Director's Cut. -Cracked.
This whole article, a small novel, two abridged textbooks and an epic poem could be written about the sheer volume of deleted scenes from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but there's one particular cut from The Two Towers that seems particularly important. The flashback scene we're referring to shows Boromir and Faramir having a conversation after stomping some Orc ass--a flashback to before anybody knew that a certain hobbit had found a certain ring. Then their father, Denethor, shows up to kill the moment, because he's just generally not a "party type of dude."
Boromir (Left), Faramir (Middle), Denethor (Right). Because all Gondor boys look alike.
Boromir and his father Denethor discuss the Council at Rivendell, and the fact that "Isildur's Bane" is the One Ring (a fact not presented otherwise). Denethor instructs his son to retrieve the Ring for Gondor.
Which went over well, in case you're wondering.
This actually explains Boromir's entire motivation in the first film, and everything he does. His father, his brother, his people are all depending on him to bring back that goddamned ring. He was never going to let them destroy it. It puts the whole first film in a new light and without that scene, Boromir is just "that shifty dude" that kind of hangs out in the back, making all the hobbits uncomfortable for no reason anybody can place. He might as well have been driving a windowless van.
"Hey guys? Hobbits are technically adults, right?"