Another example of this would be Clint Eastwood’s character in Gran Torino (2008), partially filmed in Michigan, when a young man who lives next door tries to steal Eastwood’s Ford Gran Torino; however, Eastwood’s character uses the almost-theft as a lesson for the young man, and becomes his mentor.
Cars can be seen in all types of movies, ranging from comedies to superhero films, but their roles in each movie tend to be different. In some movies, a character without his car would be unthinkable (i.e., Batman without his Batmobile), but in others, the cars are there solely for the eye candy.
For other movies, the cars help move the plot along, and are essential. Can you imagine The Fast and the Furious series without cars? (I suppose the main characters would have to use bicycles or scooters …)
And you can’t talk about The Dukes of Hazzard (both the TV show and the 2005 movie) without mentioning the classic orange 1969 Dodge Charger that was so prevalent throughout.
In other movies, the lack of a car is more present than the actual car. Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000) is one such film, where Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott forget where they parked their car after a wild night of partying.
Cars tend to be very important to movie characters, as well. In John Wick (2014) and its sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), after thugs steal the title character’s beloved Mustang, he won’t rest until he gets the car back – which of course involves lots of action scenes and carnage.
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