Dec 28, 2013

EX2 Extended Cut Wanted By The Fans

Hello EX3 fans!

With EX3 in post-production now, many fans are wondering if there will be an EX2 Director's cut, or "Extended cut" released around August, to capitalize on the promotion. As Simon West said in his EX2 commentary, many scenes were cut short, due to the movie being too long. I'm not going to go into that, but it is obvious why certain powers wanted EX2 a certain length. Since Simon West is long gone from the EX franchise now, I'm not sure this will happen.

Jet Li's fight scene, the best in the whole movie, was cut in half. This really bugged me, as Jet only shot a few days. One would think they would want every frame of him onscreen. We also know from behind-the-scenes footage, there was a little more to the Sly-Van Damme fight that wasn't used. Who knows about the Adkins-Statham fight. Probably some of that was trimmed.

Sure, we have the deleted scenes that were included as part of the EX2 Blu-ray, but it would be nice to have everything that was shot in a Director's cut, so we can all see it put together. Several minutes of the airport scene were completely cut out, with Toll Road, Hale Caesar and Maggie all getting their fight scenes removed.

Maybe some of the scenes needed trimming, maybe not, but as fans, we deserve to see every frame shot. Hopefully Lionsgate will realize this and give us what we want. The EX1 Director's cut was superior to the theatrical cut, in a lot of people's opinions. Bring on the EX2 Director's cut!


  1. Hello, new cast of EX3.
    Gunnar's Daughter.

  2. A directors cut would be awesome. would improve on that PG version we got.

    1. Not sure restoring cut footage would make it 'R'.

  3. I hate how most action movies only go up to 90-100 minutes because the directors take out alot of scenes. The raid 2 berandal, for example, is 148 minutes and its an action movie. Lets hope that ex3 will be at least 2 hours.

  4. We seriously need a directors/extended cut & the fans deserve it too some great scenes were cut out or trimmed down. I couldnt believe it when I saw the fights that were cut out in the end shoot out in the blu ray extras, some of the best action easy! Its a no lose situation, they make more money, it increases the reputation of the film in a positive way & it helps the build up & promotion for EX3 & it will keep people interested in the franchise knowing that the execs are sincere to the fans giving them what they want. I cant think of single reason why they would not release it....

  5. Still waiting for that extended cut of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider!