There are a lot of great quotes about writing out there; these are some of the most insightful, thought-provoking, or ‘ah ha!’ ones I’ve come across.
‘Any scene in a movie must either expand the plot or develop character and the Burly Brawl did neither. Basically the “point” of a scene is that if you happened to go to the bathroom at that scene, you would miss some critical piece of information. If you missed the Burly Brawl you just missed a fight and nothing more…it’s not like at some other point in the movie you’re gonna be like “wait I don’t get that” “Oh dude, that’s cause you missed the burly brawl”. It was totally pointless other then an interesting action piece. ‘
-Puckducker2001, in this comment thread (emphasis mine)