Director Bryan Singer cut the scene saying "In the context of this movie where this movie needed to begin and what it needed to be about, I didn’t feel it. It’s just one of those things that you bravely do. No one told me to do it, to make these cuts. I had no time restrictions nor pressure whatsoever. I just felt the movie doesn’t need this, so I did something else instead."
Check it out in HD in the player below and see if you agree with the director that this scene was better left on the cutting room floor.