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"Nice Guys" movie - can you spot the plenty nods at EVs and Tesla?

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  1. h2sux2

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    I just watched last night "Nice Guys" - a very funny detective movie set in the 70s (think Lethal Weapon). I think it actually opens today.

    Very entertaining movie!
    However, if you can see beyond the jokes, silly shooting scenes, and the copious amount of mild nudity, there is an underlying clear message against the oil/car industry, and plenty of nods at alternative fuels, EVs and yes... Tesla's autopilot!

    Has anybody seen the movie? Did you spot the EV "subliminal" messages? Well... If not, I hope you got a laugh. I really enjoyed the movie.

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    Disclaimer: I wish I was in the movie business, but I'm not. I'm not remotely related to the production of the movie, and I will not benefit if you see it or not. I just liked it, and picked up on interesting cues about EVs, and thought I'd share my view.
     
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    I saw the movie and was disappointed. The trailer was great. I didn't see the EV or any hint of it. I did step out for a second and that is when it maybe happened. It slowed momentum at times. Very funny at times however.
     
  3. jerry33

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    I saw it and, yes, there was autopilot and a number of other Tesla features. The movie itself was not that great. It would be okay at 02:00 on TV though.
     
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    You think Lethal Weapon was set in the 70s?? How young are you?

    Or... how old am I ? :(
     
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    Yeah... I should've put a comma somewhere.
    The similarity to Lethal Weapon is the "funny, buddy detective" movie format, not the fact that one was set in the 70s :)
    And, I found out that the director of "Nice Guys" was the actual writer of the first "Lethal Weapon" - that explains a lot.
     
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    Cool! I'm not imagining things then!
    - There is the (unnecessary) talk about alternative fuels in the standup comedy bar where Crowe's character lived
    - EV concept car at the auto show
    - Autopilot reference when they crash, and several quotes about "cars driving themselves in the future".
    - Final quote about: "Everyone driving EVs from Japan in 5 years anyways" (yeah... they said Japan :( )
    - And the background plot is about Detroit buying/manipulating government at the cost of everyone else

    There might be more I don't remember now.

    However, I think it's a bit better than 2am on TV :) They were a selected movie on Cannes 2016, and 90% on rottentomatoes - but that was not why I posted. It posted because the subtle EV references, and I'm glad you saw them too.
     
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    Yeah... I should've put a comma somewhere there :)
    The similarity is the funny, buddy detectives format, not the 70s setting.
    Also, I found that the director (Shane Black), is the same guy that wrote the first "Lethal Weapon" - that explains a lot.
     
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    Kim Basinger looked good. I was glad to see her - hadn't seen her in anything for a long time. I liked the movie even though it gave away most of the funny stuff in the previews (I hate that). The auto-pilot part was great!
     

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