Taika Waititi thinks the director’s film cuts “suck”.
The ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ filmmaker has suggested there won’t be a special extended version of his Marvel movie because he thinks directors need to be more “controlled” and make their edits tighter.
He told NME magazine: “The director’s cuts aren’t good. I thought about the director’s cuts. I watch director’s cuts from a lot of other directors. They suck.
“Director’s edits aren’t good. Directors sometimes need to be vetted, and if I said, ‘Ah, you want to watch my director’s edit? It’s four and a half hours long!’ It’s not good, at half past four. There’s a lot of teacup breaks in there, you don’t even have to take a break.
The 46-year-old director insisted that deleted scenes are left on the cutting room floor for a reason.
He said, “There may be a few deleted scenes, but as I always say, a scene is deleted because it’s not good enough to be in the movie.
“I think the deleted scenes section on the DVD, not that they use them anymore, should just be a list of the scenes and no links so you can’t click on them!”
But in a separate interview, Taika admitted that he dropped some scenes he liked from “Thor: Love and Thunder” because he knew they didn’t add anything to the story.
He told Collider: “It was about four hours. And a lot of time on set… We’ve talked about it before, like when, in the moment, you’re like, ‘This is the biggest thing anyone’s ever filmed in the history of filming. ‘
“And you go into the edit. You’re like, ‘I still like that. And then after about six months of being in the movie, you realize it was fun that day, but it has nothing to do with the movie… Really, about five times it just drops the story and for 10, 15 minutes telling jokes… It’s more of an assembly [than a film].”