6 Movie Car Crashes That People Walked Away From But Should Have Killed Them
Car crashes in films are a dime a dozen and in most cases, these accidents should have seriously injured or killed whoever was driving the cars. Car crashes are serious business, but in the movies, they can be as minor as a speed-bump. Check out the six car crashes on this list and know that these wrecks should have killed all parties, but they somehow walked away. Gotta love Hollywood magic!
Any "Fast and Furious" Movie. Any of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, meaning at least six to seven movies, have as many car crashes as Vin Diesel has mean grunts and growls. Cars flips and fly, but generally speaking the parties involved live to fight another day. Over and over and over.
"Gone in 60 Seconds." The first chase scene in both the remake and the original "Gone in 60 Seconds" has a number of car accidents that should have killed our main characters, among others. If people were realistically being injured and dying in this movie, it would have earned an NC-17. But showmanship won out over realism, so we got stylish car movies instead.
"Bad Boys 2." Shockingly, driving a Hummer through a dilapidated 3rd world neighborhood of tin huts is not safe and would kill a lot of people, including the driver of the Humvee, making this scene at the end of "Bad Boys 2" instantly qualify for this list. In the world of Michael Bay, this is standard operating procedure. thankfully, he's not in charge of the Department of Transportation.
"Goldfinger." The car chase in James Bond's "Goldfinger" epitomizes unrealistic car accidents that would have resulted in death. But then again, how realistic have the 007 films ever really been, right? That's not why we're watching. We're here for the martinis.
"The Expendables." Wait, you mean you're shocked that a movie with just about every working action star is not grounded in any sort of reality whatsoever? Case in point: the Mercedes SUV crashing off the dock with Jason Statham. The fact that he didn't fly through the windshield is proof enough that movie physics are different from real life physics.
"Die Another Day." James Bond flips an Aston Martin, lands back on its wheels after the car rolls and keeps on driving. Of course, this is ludicrous and definitely is something that should have resulted in death. But did you really think that would stop a guy like Bond... or his British luxury car?